FRIDAYS French card has been decimated due to midweek cup games but still some good looking games on tonight’s card
Aston Villa v Bolton (7.45pm)
It’s not been a great few weeks for new Villa manager Dean smith. Back to back away defeats leaves then languishing in 17th place
Two reasons to be optimistic about though. They are at home where they’ve have only lost one of their 7 games and they host a Bolton side who are in far worse shape than them.
Despite hammering the door, Villa couldn’t get a leveller away at QPR last Friday but they still have quality in the squad to get out of this predicament.
Villa have Certainly been good for corners this season and they should rack up at least another 7 or 8 tonight given they are at home against a poor Bolton side and need to win
Bolton have failed to score in 6 of their last 8 and are without a win 7 , I don’t see that record getting any better tonight
Brest v Red star (7pm)
A fantastic opportunity for inform Brest to hit the summit of Ligue 2 tonight. They’ve pulled in 19 points from their last 21 available and face a Red Star side who already looked destined for the the drop to the National Ligue.
It’s such a competitive league, to win 6 games on the spin is unheard of and having scored 13 goals in their last 4 home matches, they are strong favourites against a side with two draws and 4 defeats on the road
Huge gulf in quality and confidance between these two and Brest should get the three points