Bolton and Aston Villa square off in an EFL Cup second round tie at the University of Bolton Stadium on Tuesday evening (7:45pm, UK time).
Where to watch Bolton vs Aston Villa on TV:
- UK: Sky Sports Football
- US: ESPN+
Bolton vs Aston Villa betting tips from Squawka Bet
- Emiliano Buendia to score from outside the area @ 14/1 with Sky Bet
- Under 3.5 goals @ 4/9 with Paddy Power
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Bolton team news
A four-game unbeaten start came to an end for Bolton Wanderers last time out as they fell to a 0-2 loss to Sheffield Wednesday at home. Head coach has no major absentees heading into this latest EFL Cup tie. Aaron Morley, Kyle Dempsey and Conor Bradley — on loan from Liverpool — are the clubs leading scorers. They’ve each scored twice with Dempsey’s efforts coming in four appearances. Dempsey is expected to start against Villa with Jón Dadi Bödvarsson and Dion Charles both pushing for starts.
Aston Villa team news
Domestic cup action presents Steven Gerrard the opportunity to shuffle his deck. Reserve goalkeeper Robin Olsen is expected to come in with summer recruit Diego Carlos (achilles) the only Villa player ruled out. Other players in contention to start are Ashley Young, Marvelous Nakamba, Douglas Luiz, Philippe Coutinho and Danny Ings. Villa are smarting following a humbling 3-1 loss at Crystal Palace over the weekend. It proved to be the club’s second defeat in three matches this season. This game will also be Gerrard’s first EFL Cup tie as Villa boss.
Scoreline prediction: Bolton 1-2 Aston Villa
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