Aston Villa vs Sheffield United Predictions and Match Preview

Aston Villa vs Sheffield United
England – Championship
Date: Friday, 8th February 2019
Kick-off at 19.45 UK/ 20.45 CET
Venue: Villa Park (Birmingham).

Either of these teams has a deep affinity to score goals. They give the sense that, providing value entertainment for the viewers is more important than securing dull and safe results, and I for one, love these two squads for that.

Both rank almost at the top in case of goals scored in the Championship, and the Lions are so committed to their objective that they don’t even mind conceding goals, provided that they are able to outscore their opponents. In fact, only relegation-battler Rotherham has let past more goals into their nets than Dean Smith’s men.

The Blades have a reasonable shot at securing direct promotion to the Premier League, but they will have to put up with two in-form teams with the utmost care to keep consistency; Norwich and Leeds.

Aston Villa vs Sheffield United Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Seven of the last eight games had over 2.5 goals.
  • Six of the last eight saw both sides on the scorecard.
  • 100% of matches at the Villa Park, for the last 12 years, have seen three or more goals.
  • Villans have never failed to score at home.
  • The visitors recorded two or more goals in their last two visits to Birmingham.

Aston Villa vs Sheffield United Prediction

Of all the teams in the competition, the Claret & Blue Army has the highest average number of goals per game, at 3.3. They maintain the same status in home-ties, with 4.1 per appearance. Chris Wilder’s men are not far behind either, with them posting above 2.5 goals per fixture, overall, as well as on the road.

The Lions have scored in 16 of their last 17 home-ties and registered two or more in nine of their last ten. The Blades found the back of the net in 19 of their last 24 games on the road. Moreover, only a single h2h game for more than a decade has ended with under 2.5 goals.

As these two groups, that share the rare honor of having joined the 50-goals-scored club in the Championship for the season, go against each other, the consensus is, expect a goal-fest, with contribution from either side.

Aston Villa vs Sheffield United Betting Tips

  • Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.75 (3/4)
  • Both Teams to Score @ 1.60 (3/5).