Aston Villa manager Dean Smith searches for a consistent run with the Midlands club when his team takes on Bolton on Friday night. Villa are 17th in the table after having picked up only 18 points so far this season. Incredibly, Bolton, who were expected to be a relegation contender at the start of the campaign, are just two points behind Villa coming into this match. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Aston Villa fell to a second consecutive league defeat as they were beaten by QPR 1-0 at Loftus Road. The West London outfit were able to extend their impressive form with a solid victory over Villa, whose manager Dean Smith started his Villa regime with a win over Swansea.
Bolton were beaten 1-0 by Hull at home in the midweek match. This was the fourth defeat in the last five games for Phil Parkinson’s men. It is now more than a month since Bolton last picked up a victory.
Bolton were able to snatch a 1-0 win over Aston Villa in the recent match. The recent match between these two teams at Villa Park produced a 1-0 victory for the Midlands team. Our betting tips and predictions expect a win for Aston Villa.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Aston Villa win at 1.45[/bet_tip_now]
Bolton are at a price of 8.00 to win the match. Yet, we would not pick this choice. Phil Parkinson’s men have been quite poor in recent weeks and this is especially true when it comes to their finishing in the final third of the pitch. Villa have also lost back-to-back games but home advantage gives hope for Dean Smith’s men. Smith’s only victory as a Villa manager came at home and it will not be surprising if he manages to extend this trend. Our preview would pick a win for Villa.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Aston Villa win at 1.45[/bet_tip_now]
Aston Villa vs Bolton draw odds: 4.75
Bolton win odds: 8.00
Correct Score odds
Villa continue to be less than spectacular going forward and they were unable to find the necessary finishing touch in the recent loss against QPR. Since Smith came to the club, Villa have scored just two goals in three matches but a consolation is their better defensive form. Bolton have scored just once in the last three matches and it should not be a major surprise for a team that was expected to struggle with relegation. Our correct score prediction would pick a 1-0 win for Villa.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Aston Villa 1-0 win at 6.50[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
This is a game between two clubs that have averaged less than a goal per game in recent matches. Both meetings in the 2017-18 campaign also finished with a 1-0 score, which is once again the expectation for this upcoming match. Our total goals prediction would back under 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals under 2.5 at 2.00[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Jack Grealish has found a great position in the Villa team and he has improved with each of his matches under Dean Smith. Grealish is yet to score this season but he struck the woodwork against QPR. Our first goalscorer prediction would pick Grealish.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Jack Grealish at 8.00[/bet_tip_now]
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