So often in modern day football supporters claim that a certain fixture is a must win game, but if that statement was to ever be true then this would be it for both Aston Villa and Bolton Wanderers.
The home side haven’t picked up a victory since the 10th March when Austrian Andreas Weimann stole all three points very late on in a 1-0 win over Martin Jol’s Fulham side.
Owen Coyles men last picked up a win in the final weekend of March when they beat relegated Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Both sides have had their problems this season off the field with both Fabrice Muamba and Stiliyan Petrov suffering from serious illness.
Fans of Aston Villa and Bolton have stated they will show their support for both players with a 1 minute applause on both the 6th and 19th minutes – the players squad numbers.
The corresponding fixture last year ended in a 1-1 draw when Bolton captain Kevin Davis cancelled out Ashley Young’s 13th minute goal.
A point wouldn’t be enough for either side though as they both battle against the drop.
Richard Dunne has returned to training this week, but the Bolton game has come to early for the Republic of Ireland international.
Bolton Wanderers: Owen Coyle will leave it until the last minute in his decision to include Mark Davis (ankle) after he limped off in the 1-1 draw with Swansea City.
Darren Pratley will almost certainly miss out with a virus.
Venue: Villa Park, Birmingham
Ticket: Available from £10-£39
Kick Off: 17.45 GMT
Last corresponding fixture: Aston Villa 1 Bolton Wanderers 1