Aston Villa vs Sheffield United Prediction, Tips and Match Preview of the English Premier League clash on 17 June 2020, Wednesday. Kick off 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET at the Villa Park (Birmingham).
The EPL kick start after pandemic with Aston Villa playing hosts to Sheffield United in a must win game for either sides.
Things are looking bad at Villa Park as Dean Smith’s men fell to a fourth successive defeat with their trip to Leicester ending in a 4-0 mauling.
The Villans are 19th in the table, yet three points could temporarily take them out of the relegation zone.
Sheffield United on the other hand keep their Europa League hopes alive with a narrow 1-0 home win over Norwich City.
They are 7th in the table, but a win here will take them above Chelsea, Manchester United and Wolves to 4th.
Sheffield has been very consistent and they come to this match on the back of a four match unbeaten run (3W, 1D).
Their performances on the road is commendable, the only 2 defeats in 13 matches so far coming against Liverpool and Manchester City; while they picked up 4 wins and 7 draws during the period.
Aston Villa vs Sheffield United Head-to-head
Last 18 h2h meetings saw 8 wins for Aston Villa, 4 draws and 6 wins for United.
Earlier this season, Sheffield bagged a solid 2-0 win, both goals came from John Fleck in the second half.
Both teams scored in 4 of the last 6, over 2.5 goals were produced in 9 of the last 11.
At home, Villa lost just 1 or the last 8, won 4 and drew 3. Yet they are win-less in the latest three duels with 2 draws and a loss.
Also the most recent three at Villa Park saw both teams scoring with the most recent 2 ending in 2-2 and 3-3 stalemates.
Aston Villa vs Sheffield United Predictions
The Blades surely go into this match as favourites, but things won’t be easy on the pitch. While Chris Wilder is chasing the Europa League spot, his opposite number Dean Smith is keen to steer his team away from the relegation waters.
Therefore, this has all the making of a cat and mouse game and this is why we neutrals can expect some fireworks at Birmingham on Wednesday.
Despite their position at the foot of the table, the Villans scored in every home game this season with the exception of one. Meantime, Sheffield managed only 3 clean sheets on the road this season. They also failed to score in 3 during the period, however 2 of those teams sit at top of the league table.
Taking this analysis in to consideration, both teams to score qualify as the top option for this Premier League fixture.
On the other hand, I cannot overlook the defensive vulnerabilities in Aston Villa camp and go for a draw-no-bet for in favour of the guests. Sheffield lost just two games on the road this season, those came against Liverpool and Man City.
Aston Villa vs Sheffield United Betting Tips
Both teams to Score @ 1.80 (4/5)
Sheffield Draw no Bet @ 1.60 (3/5) odd
Correct Score: Sheffield 2-1 at 9/1 (10.00).