Aston Villa made it 8 wins from their last 8 games thanks to a 2-1 victory over Bristol City at the weekend.
The scoreline makes it seem like it was quite a close match, but if it weren’t for some heroics from Max O’Leary in Bristol City’s goal, Villa could have won by at least three or four goals.
Next up for Villa is an away trip to the University of Bolton Stadium to take on Bolton Wanderers and there will be some very surprised faces if they don’t make it 9 wins from 9.
Bolton have won twice in their last eight games and defeat against Aston Villa tomorrow night will see their time in the Championship come to an end.
Therefore, the game might be harder than expected as they will be fighting to stay in the division. However, Villa should have far too much for them, especially with the form that they are in.
Here is our predicted XI for tomorrow’s game against Bolton:
GK: Jed Steer
Steer has been playing very well as of late and with Kalinic out injured, he will start again tomorrow against Bolton.
RB: Ahmed Elmohamady
Elmohamady has been in fine form recently and will certainly be starting against Bolton.
CB: Tyrone Mings
Had to sit out of the win against Bristol City due to a suspension, but he will slot right back into the starting XI tomorrow.
CB: Axel Tuanzebe
Has been great since he returned to the side and with Hause and Chester still injured, it is highly likely that he will play alongside Mings.
LB: Neil Taylor
Taylor has received his fair share of stick this season, but he has stepped it up these last few months and will certainly start at left-back tomorrow.
RM: Albert Adomah
Both Adomah and Green aren’t really cutting it at the moment, so it is a toss up between the two as to who starts. We reckon Smith will choose the former.
CM: Glenn Whelan
Whelan, like Taylor, is also somebody who has received his fair share of stick this season, but he has also stepped it up and we expect him to start on Friday evening.
CM: John McGinn
McGinn has been Villa’s player of the season and will certainly be starting against Bolton. However, if he picks up his 14th yellow of the season, Smith might need to drop him for some games as a 15th yellow will see him suspended for 3 matches.
CM: Jack Grealish
Missed the win over Bristol City due to illness, but he has overcome that now and will almost certainly be starting tomorrow evening.
LM: Anwar El Ghazi
El Ghazi gave Bristol City’s right-back a torrid time on Saturday and Smith will be hoping he can cause Bolton’s defence similar issues.
ST: Tammy Abraham
As Villa’s top goalscorer, there is no way that he won’t be starting against Bolton tomorrow night.
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