Date: 24th April 2009 at 11:26am
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Bolton take on Aston Villa at the weekend with both teams in poor form. Villa haven’t won in eleven cup and league games and Bolton are still seeking the elusive victory that will secure them another season of dispiriting slow-motion football under Gary Megson in the Premier League. Anyone detecting a lack of enthusiasm here?

Vital Quotes:

‘Before Portsouth scored it looked like we were going to get a point…’

Kevin ‘Sherlock’ Davies analyses last week’s defeat at Portsmouth.

Bolton Team News:

Ricardo Gardner and Danny Shittu are doubts and Mark Davies is still out.

Player to watch: Kevin Davies

Davies could trouble Villa’s suspect central defence. Whether Gary Megson play him where he’s in a position to do so remains to be seen.

Aston Villa Team News:

Gabriel Agbonlahor looks to be making a recovery from a calf injury. Otherwise Martin O’Neill has no other fitness concerns.

Player to watch: Ashley Young

Winger. Quick. Bolton. Full backs. Poor.

Compose a sentence including those words to discern what the home side’s problem might be.

Match Facts & Stats

Bolton haven’t beaten Villa at home in the league since 2002. Maybe the law of averages can kick in.

At. Straws. Clutching. Another sentence construction puzzle.

Match Prediction:

Bolton’s only chance is to keep it tight, hoof the ball into the penalty area and hope the opposing defence makes a mistake. Not an enticing prospect is it?

A more open game will see Villa win and probably by an emphatic mention.

Next Fixtures:

A visit to the land that soap forgot. AKA Wigan.

 

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