Sheffield United vs Aston Villa Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Sheffield United vs Aston Villa Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This Saturday afternoon (15:00) fixture features two sides in the top third of the Championship. Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats. Sheffield United made it three straight victories with a 3-0 defeat of Bolton at the weekend with a goal each from Mark Duffy, Kieran Freeman and John Fleck. After going out of the League Cup to Hull in the first round on penalties they had a week off. Aston Villa looked on course for an important three points but conceded an injury-time penalty to Reading and had to settle for a third straight draw. In midweek, they were away at Burton in the League Cup and lost 1-0. The two meetings between these sides last season saw the Midlands outfit take four points with a 2-2 draw at Villa Park and a 1-0 victory at Bramall Lane. It continues a trend that has seen the home side win none of their last four battles.

Betting Tips and Predictions

It is hard to argue with the prices on offer which suggests that there is little to choose between the two sides but gives the hosts an advantage. I would recommend looking elsewhere to find the value. All five games Aston Villa have played this season have seen both teams score and this looks good value here. I also would favour over 2.5 goals as this has paid in all five for the Blades and three of five for the Midlands outfit.

YES in the both teams to score market

OVER 2.5 goals in this fixture

Sheffield United saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Sheffield United saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 8 games played against Aston Villa

Aston Villa saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Aston Villa saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 8 games played against Sheffield United

AVG Goals

1.1

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Sheffield United Form Guide

Sheffield United Team Logo

Sheffield United

Won

5

Draw

1

Lost

4
L H

04-08-2018

Championship

Swansea City Team Logo Swansea City

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

07-08-2018

Championship

Middlesbrough Team Logo Middlesbrough

FT 3 - 0

(HT 3 - 0)

W A

11-08-2018

Championship

Queens Park Rangers Team Logo Queens Park Rangers

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

L H

14-08-2018

EFL Cup

Hull City Team Logo Hull City

FT 5 - 6

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

18-08-2018

Championship

Norwich City Team Logo Norwich City

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

25-08-2018

Championship

Bolton Wanderers Team Logo Bolton Wanderers

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 2)

W H

01-09-2018

Championship

Aston Villa Team Logo Aston Villa

FT 4 - 1

(HT 3 - 0)

L A

15-09-2018

Championship

Bristol City Team Logo Bristol City

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

19-09-2018

Championship

Birmingham City Team Logo Birmingham City

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

22-09-2018

Championship

Preston North End Team Logo Preston North End

FT 3 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

Aston Villa Form Guide

Aston Villa Team Logo

Aston Villa

Won

3

Draw

4

Lost

3
W H

11-08-2018

Championship

Wigan Athletic Team Logo Wigan Athletic

FT 3 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

14-08-2018

EFL Cup

Yeovil Town Team Logo Yeovil Town

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

18-08-2018

Championship

Ipswich Town Team Logo Ipswich Town

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

D H

22-08-2018

Championship

Brentford Team Logo Brentford

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

D H

25-08-2018

Championship

Reading Team Logo Reading

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

28-08-2018

EFL Cup

Burton Albion Team Logo Burton Albion

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

01-09-2018

Championship

Sheffield United Team Logo Sheffield United

FT 4 - 1

(HT 3 - 0)

D A

15-09-2018

Championship

Blackburn Rovers Team Logo Blackburn Rovers

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

18-09-2018

Championship

Rotherham United Team Logo Rotherham United

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

22-09-2018

Championship

Sheffield Wednesday Team Logo Sheffield Wednesday

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

Sheffield United Preview

The Blades started the season slowly with two defeats but a run of three straight victories has seen them shoot up the table. They sit in seventh place with nine points while the expected goals data has them in eighth. At Bramall Lane, they have won one and lost one and over two seasons it is now just one win from seven in front of their own fans. Both the Yorkshire outfit have played this campaign at their own ground have seen both teams net and this is also true in five of the last six. The eight goals Sheffield United have scored have been shared around seven players with only Billy Sharp (two) netting more than once. In just one of their five played have they been ahead at half-time though the same is also true of being behind.

Sheffield United Team News

Jake Wright (broken cheekbone) is a doubt while Paul Coutts (broken leg) and George Baldock (ankle) are unlikely to feature.

Aston Villa Preview

Villa remain unbeaten from their first though a tendency to draw too many (three of these) could be a cause for concern. They are fourth with nine points while the expected goals data believes they should be as low as 12th. Away from Villa Park, they have taken four points from two and have lost just one of their previous five in the league. In each of their last three on their travels they have netted in the opening 21 minutes. Each of the five Aston Villa Championship fixtures this season has seen both teams score and three of them over 2.5 goals. Jonathan Kodjia is their leading goal getter this season with three while Ahmed El Mohamaday has netted twice.

Aston Villa Team News

Keinan Davis, Scott Hogan (both groin), Yannick Bolaise (thigh), Harry McKirdy (knock) and John McGinn (knee) are all doubts.

Sheffield United Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.6

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Aston Villa Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.3

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Sheffield United vs Aston Villa Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Dean Henderson - -
5 CD Jack O'Connell 191 85
12 CD John Egan 185 72
6 CD Chris Basham 180 80
21 AM Mark Duffy 175 72
3 RM Enda Stevens 183 79
4 CM John Fleck 175 72
16 CM Oliver Norwood 180 76
18 LM Kieron Freeman 184 74
10 CF Billy Sharp 175 70
17 CF David McGoldrick 185 75
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Oerjan Haaskjold Nyland 192 78
21 RB Alan Hutton 185 72
5 CD James Chester 177 75
15 CD Mile Jedinak 188 78
4 LB Axel Tuanzebe 183 77
10 AM Jack Grealish 175 68
22 RM Anwar El-Ghazi 189 87
7 CM John McGinn 175 68
27 LM Ahmed El Mohamady 183 76
6 CM Glenn Whelan 180 79
26 CF Jonathan Kodjia 189 77