Author: Bharath Ram
Last Updated: January 2, 2020
Bolton are up against Aston Villa at the Macron Stadium looking to retain any hope of staying in the division next season. Bolton are close to joining Ipswich in League One with the team nine points away from safety and with a hugely inferior goal difference. Meanwhile, Aston Villa have been able to hit momentum at just the perfect stage and the club can even think about leapfrogging rivals West Brom in the fourth place. Follow all our predictions, free bets, and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Bolton had to come away from the recent trip to Pride Park with a 4-0 loss. This was the fourth defeat in five matches for Bolton, who are moving closer towards relegation.
Villa gained a foothold in the top-six after a 2-1 victory over Bristol City at Villa Park. This was the eighth successive victory for Villa and it is their longest winning run of the campaign.
Villa picked up a 2-0 victory over Bolton in the previous meeting back at Villa Park. However, Bolton were able to register a narrow 1-0 win over Villa in the last meeting between the two teams at the Macron Stadium. Our betting tips and predictions for the match would opt for Villa to pick up three points.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Aston Villa win at 1.33[/bet_tip_now]
Bolton are going through a lot of problems on and off the field. The club are moving closer towards relegation courtesy of a leaky defence, less quality of players, and lack of form throughout the campaign. Bolton are up against a Villa outfit that has been the form team in the division for the last two months. Villa have picked up four points more than any other team in the division over the last six matches. Our preview would witness a victory for Villa.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Aston Villa win at 1.33[/bet_tip_now]
Bolton vs Aston Villa draw odds: 5.00
Bolton win odds: 8.50
Correct Score odds
Villa are up against a defence that has conceded 72 goals – the joint worst record along with Rotherham. Meanwhile, Villa are the third best offence – only behind Norwich and West Brom – in the Championship this season. Even though there is a potential injury concern involving Tammy Abraham, Villa remain in a very strong position. Our correct score prediction would go with a 2-1 win for the visitors.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Aston Villa 2-1 win at 7.50[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
A huge part of Villa’s renaissance under Dean Smith has been goals. Apart from Abraham, Villa have also been able to find other goalscorers in recent times. There have been six different scorers other than Abraham in the last three matches. Bolton players have not been paid since March and their morale is very low. Bolton have conceded over 2.5 goals only once in the last eight home games, but our total goals prediction would go with over 2.5 goals considering their recent slump.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals over 2.5 at 1.72[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Tammy Abraham has come up with the opening goal in two out of the last four games for Villa. Even though the striker hobbled off with a potential hamstring injury in the win over Bristol, Dean Smith expects the player to be available. Abraham is pushing to become the Championship top scorer this season and he has 24 league goals, and his ability to convert from penalties increase the chances of scoring the breakthrough. Our first goalscorer prediction would go with Tammy Abraham.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Tammy Abraham at 3.60[/bet_tip_now]
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