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Aston Villa and Bolton Wanderers kicked off sixteenth on Friday evening in Birmingham. Aston Villa lost to Queens Park Rangers last weekend in London. Bolton Wanderers also suffered a loss. Home was lost to Hull City. Which team is a favorite?
Aston Villa suffered a 1-0 defeat in London against Queens Park Rangers last Friday night. Despite a huge field victory, it was hardly any big chances during ninety minutes of football. The biggest opportunity was Jack Grealish in the closing stages, but he shot against Joe Lumley. In the first half the playmaker had also been close to a goal, but he shot the toy against the post. In the first half, the first best opportunity for the home team was immediate. The offside trap did not close well with claret and blue and the Pool Wszolek took advantage of this by picking up the ball behind the last line and shooting through the bar.
In the case of a potential title candidate what Aston Villa is, it was terribly weak positional play. In the back, the defenders were nervous when they had to take the ball and the wingers in the midfield like Kodjia and Mohamady played back more than forward. Because of this, the build-up was very slow and if the ball was a line further he was immediately risk-free again or played back. The only one with depth is currently Jack Grealish, but it goes without saying that he can not wear the whole team. A consequence of all this was that striker Tammy Abraham often stood on an island and could never be threatened.
For the Bolton Wanderers fans, it is currently tough times. From the last five games only one point was achieved. Only a point at low flyer Rotherham United gave some reason to cheer. What is striking about the series of defeats is that they came into being against lesser teams such as: Blackburn Rovers, Hull City and Stoke City. The current ranking position is reminiscent of last season when Bolton Wanderers hanged and strangled in the 21st place, barely holding three teams in the final score and not relegated.
Bolton Wanderers manager Phil Parkinson was extremely disappointed after the defeat against Hull City: “We have had enough chances to make something of the game today. We did, however, work hard during the training sessions when we had an international break. I thought we played well today. We have created more chances than the last games, but as everyone knows, it’s about scoring goals. If I really look critically at the game then we should have won 2-1 or 3-1 today. But despite the lesser results of the last few weeks, I see that the players are still playing with confidence. ‘
Aston Villa vs Bolton head to head matches
17.03.18 CHA Bolton Aston Villa 1 : 0
30.09.17 CHA Aston Villa Bolton 1 : 0
24.04.12 PL Aston Villa Bolton 1 : 2
10.12.11 PL Bolton Aston Villa 1 : 2
20.09.11 EFL Aston Villa Bolton 0 : 2