Premier League betting preview: Aston Villa v Bolton
Aston Villa host Bolton tonight in a fixture vital to both side’s Premier League survival hopes.
A win for the home team, who currently sit five points above the relegation zone in fifteenth place, would go a long way to easing any fears of the dreaded drop, while victory for nineteenth-placed Bolton would see the Trotters climb to within one point of Wigan in seventeenth with a game a hand.
Aston Villa defender James Collins is a doubt for the match with a groin injury, while fellow centre back Ciaran Clark and forward Gabriel Agbonlahor could return.
Bolton midfielders Mark Davies and Darren Pratley are doubts due to injury and illness respectively.
Bet365 make Aston Villa 10/11 favourites for the match, with Bolton offered at 3/1. The draw is priced at 5/2.
Villa striker Emile Heskey is 11/2 favourite to score the first goal, followed by teammates Agbonlahor, Andreas Weimann and Nathan Delfouneso at 6/1. The shortest-priced Bolton player is striker Ivan Klasnic at 15/2.