Aston Villa vs Sheffield United Preview, Predictions and Betting Tips
Aston Villa have lost each of their last four games. Can they take a step towards safety with three points in this game in hand against Sheffield United?
Aston Villa vs Sheffield United Preview
Aston Villa are two points adrift of safety with a game in hand. Sheffield United are just two points off 5th place, also with a game in hand.
Aston Villa Form
Dean Smith’s side had lost four on the bounce heading into lockdown. They conceded an alarming 11 goals in that period, failing to score on two occasions.
They have faired very poorly against top-half sides so far this season. Their only league victory against one of the current top ten came against 10th placed Burnely.
Villa have lost 11 of their 14 matches against the current top ten, including a 2-0 defeat in the reverse fixture with Sheffield United.
Aston Villa Team News
Central midfielder, John McGinn, is set to return to the starting XI. Tom Heaton and Wesley remain sidelined.
Sheffield United Form
Sheffield United put together a run of four league games unbeaten directly before lockdown. They picked up ten points from a possible 12, conceding just two goals in the process.
Their record against relegation-threatened sides has been excellent this season. They have not lost any of their 11 games against the current bottom six, picking up six wins and five draws.
Their defensive record ranks among the best in the league, only being surpassed by Liverpool. The Blades have conceded just 25 goals in 28 league games.
Sheffield United Team News
Sheffield United have no injuries or suspension to first-team players at the time of writing.
Aston Villa vs Sheffield United Head to Head
Historically, Aston Villa have the edge in this fixture having won 63 encounters, drawn 32 and lost 40. Recently, Sheffield United have dominated, winning two of the last three and drawing the other.
Aston Villa vs Sheffield United Betting Odds
- Bookmakers fancy Sheffield United to win this one at odds of 5/4.
- A draw is priced at 12/5.
- An Aston Villa win is priced at 11/5.
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Aston Villa vs Sheffield United Prediction
Sheffield United have only conceded more than once on a single occasion to teams outside the current top five. Their defensive resolve will make it very difficult for Villa to come away with anything from this.
A low scoring, Sheffield United victory looks to be the most likely outcome for our Premier League betting tips.
Aston Villa vs Sheffield United Stats
- Aston Villa have won one of their last five league games.
- Sheffield United have won four of their last five league games.
- Aston Villa have averaged fewer than one goal a game against the current top seven (seven in nine).
Aston Villa vs Sheffield United Betting Tips
Sheffield United should edge this one as they push for a European spot. A low scoring away win is the most likely outcome.
- Best Bet: Under 1.5 Goals – 12/5 at bet365.
- Correct Score Tip: 1-0 Sheffield United – 7/1 at bet365.
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Aston Villa vs Sheffield United Information
What time does Aston Villa vs Sheffield United kick-off?
Kick-off is 6pm on Wednesday 17th June 2020. It is the first match after lockdown in the Premier League.
Is Aston Villa vs Sheffield United on TV?
Yes. The match is being shown live on Sky Sports.
What are the odds for Sheffield United to beat Aston Villa?
Sheffield United's odds to beat Aston Villa this week are 27/20. The odds for the draw are 12/5 and Aston Villa to win is also 12/5.
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