Aston Villa vs Sheffield United
English Premier League
Date: Monday, 21 September 2020
Kick-off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: Villa Park.
The Lions were one of the worst teams in the whole competition the last season, and they were lucky to hold on to the final safe spot – as they avoided getting relegated by just a single point.
They had also conceded the second-most number of goals all through the campaign (with the most being conceded by the relegated Norwich).
Meanwhile, the Blades were one of the best teams in the league in 2019-20. They had surprised everyone with their spirited team-play, and also their untiring defense.
Chris Wilder’s men have however lost their opening game, and they need a win at any cost this Sunday to get their season on track. If they go winless in their opening two fixtures, it would be too deep a hole to climb back from – especially in the deadly-competitive EPL.
Moreover, they also do have a great h2h record against this rival over the years. As such, expect a Sheffield United win this Monday.
Aston Villa vs Sheffield United: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The Blades had scored two or more goals in three of the former four fixtures, and also netted a total of nine goals from the last four games.
- Meanwhile, their counterparts had failed to score in the past two matches.
- Since 2007, only once have the guests failed to score goals at this stadium.
- The latest encounter at this ground had ended in a goalless draw.
Aston Villa vs Sheffield United: Prediction
Dean Smith’s men were winless in 13 of their former 16 overall matches, and they have had a total of just four wins at home in the whole of 2020 so far.
They had also finished 17th in the table the last season, and were just plain lucky to avoid relegation by the tiniest of margins possible.
Meanwhile, their counterparts were one of the most exciting teams to watch the past year. They did miss out on a European ticket at the end, but in the process they delivered countless upsets, and also were one of the best defensive teams after Liverpool the whole year.
On top of that, they have a great h2h record against this opponent. They have lost against the Lions just once since 2011, and are unbeaten at this stadium since 2007.
Taking into account these observations, expect an inspiring game from the visitors – Sheffield United, this Monday.
Aston Villa vs Sheffield United: Betting Tips
Double Chance: Sheffield United or Draw @ 1.50 (1/2)
Sheffield United to Win Either Half @ 1.90 (9/10).