Ashley Young and Gabby Agbonlahor’s love affair with playing against Bolton could ensure that Kevin MacDonald’s last game as temporary boss at Villa Park ends in glory.
Young has scored in all of Villa’s last four games against Owen Coyle’s men, while Agbonlahor has four goals in the last three meetings to have taken place at Villa Park.
Both are still waiting for their first goal in the Premier League this season despite their attacking nature and will feel that Bolton provide the ideal opposition to break this barren streak.
Agbonlahor is 4/1 to open the scoring, while Young is 5/2 to find the net at any point within the 90 minutes.
Villa are 4/5 to beat Bolton and maintain their 100 per cent winning start to the season at Villa Park.
They can take confidence from the fact that they have won their last three home games against Bolton and in these fixtures have scored a combined 14 goals.
For Bolton, Gary Cahill’s red card against Arsenal has ruled him out of a return to his old stomping ground, but defensive colleague Zat Knight is set to feature against his former club.
Bolton are 4/1 to claim the three points and may be relying on Johan Elmander to fire them to victory.
Elmander has scored half of Bolton’s six Premier League goals so far this season and he has also netted on his last two visits to Villa Park.
He is 5/2 to do so again this season as Bolton look to quickly bounce back from their 4-1 reverse at Arsenal on their last Premier League appearance.
Only four clean sheets have been kept in the last 16 meetings between the two clubs. See the full Aston Villa vs Bolton match betting market.