Sheffield United vs Aston Villa
England – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 14 December 2019
Kick-off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Bramall Lane (Sheffield).
Sheffield United and Aston Villa face each other this weekend, for the first time since earning promotion. With the visitors yet to hit the ground running in the top flight, Sheffield United are the front runners to come out on top this weekend.
Sheffield United vs Aston Villa Head to head (h2h)
- Their last clash ended in a 3-3 draw.
- Only one of their past four meetings have featured fewer than 2.5 goals on the charts.
- Both teams have found the back of the net together in seven of their previous nine encounters.
- None of their past nine fixtures have finished as a stalemate.
- Aston Villa have registered the win thrice in their previous nine matchups. (W-3, D-3, L-3)
Sheffield United vs Aston Villa Prediction
Sheffield United managed to bring their four-match winless run to a halt last week after they edged past the struggling Norwich side on the road. The hosts were trailing by a goal at the end of the break, in that latter matchup.
However, two goals in the span of three minutes, post the restart, did the trick for the Blades, who made the trip back home with all three points in the bag.
With twenty-two points to their name, the home side are now sitting eighth on the ladder, and are sporting a healthy seven-point cushion over Aston Villa.
On the other hand, their foes for the weekend will be making the trip to Bramall Lane on the back of a two-game losing streak. Their previous clash at home saw them thrashed 4-1 by Leicester City, prior to which Chelsea took them down on the road with a 2-1 scorecard.
To make matters worse, Aston Villa have not tasted success in any of their last four outings. Disappointingly, they have also garnered no more than one measly point from a possible twelve in the process.
Taking into account that their last visit to this venue also witnessed them at the losing end of a 4-1 scorecard, it goes without saying that Sheffield are favorites to secure the bragging rights this weekend.
Furthermore, the hosts have not been consistent in keeping their foes at bay. They have conceded nine goals from their last seven games here. Meanwhile, irrespective of the result, Aston Villa have found the back of the net at least once in each of their past three outings on the trot.
Considering that both teams have also got their names on the scoresheet together in four of their past five h2h meetings here, count on neither side to make it out of the ninety minutes with a clean sheet intact in this one.
Sheffield United vs Aston Villa Betting tips
Sheffield United to win @ 1.90 (9/10)
Both teams to score @ 1.75 (3/4).