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 Tuesday evening (19:45) fixture features two sides in the promotion picture in the Championship. Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Sheffield United come into the game on the back of an FA Cup Fourth Round victory at home to Preston 1-0 thanks to a Billy Sharp penalty. In the league, they won their previous fixture 2-1 at Norwich with a goal each from James Wilson and Clayton Donaldson.

Aston Villa were not in FA Cup action having been knocked out by Peterborough in the previous round. In the league, they won a fourth straight beating Barnsley 3-1 with a Scott Hogan brace and one from Conor Hourihane.

The reverse fixture came on December 23rd at Villa Park and it was an entertaining affair that ended in a 2-2 draw. Albert Admoah and Mile Jedinak put the Midlands side 2-0 ahead before a Clayton Donaldson brace brought the Blades level and that was how it finished.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Given that these two just battled out a 2-2 draw over a month ago the draw seems the most likely result but due to the prices I will take a small play on Villa in the draw no bet market as their form is excellent.

This game ended 2-2 over a month ago so I see no reason why over 2.5 goals is an outsider here especially considering Villa have hit nine goals in their last three league matches.

Aston Villa draw no bet

Game to have over 2.5 goals

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

Sheffield United saw over 1.5 goals in 6 out of their last 7 games played against Aston Villa

Aston Villa have not conceded a goal in 60% of their last 10 games played

Aston Villa saw over 1.5 goals in 6 out of their last 7 games played against Sheffield United

AVG Goals

1.5

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

3

Draw

4

Lost

3
W H

13-03-2018

Championship

Burton Albion Team Logo Burton Albion

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

17-03-2018

Championship

Nottingham Forest Team Logo Nottingham Forest

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

30-03-2018

Championship

Brentford Team Logo Brentford

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

02-04-2018

Championship

Cardiff City Team Logo Cardiff City

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

07-04-2018

Championship

Barnsley Team Logo Barnsley

FT 3 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

10-04-2018

Championship

Middlesbrough Team Logo Middlesbrough

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

D H

14-04-2018

Championship

Millwall Team Logo Millwall

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

21-04-2018

Championship

Birmingham City Team Logo Birmingham City

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

L H

28-04-2018

Championship

Preston North End Team Logo Preston North End

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

06-05-2018

Championship

Bristol City Team Logo Bristol City

FT 2 - 3

(HT 0 - 3)

Aston Villa Form Guide

Aston Villa Team Logo

Aston Villa

Won

5

Draw

2

Lost

3
W H

03-04-2018

Championship

Reading Team Logo Reading

FT 3 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

07-04-2018

Championship

Norwich City Team Logo Norwich City

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

10-04-2018

Championship

Cardiff City Team Logo Cardiff City

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

13-04-2018

Championship

Leeds United Team Logo Leeds United

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

21-04-2018

Championship

Ipswich Town Team Logo Ipswich Town

FT 0 - 4

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

28-04-2018

Championship

Derby County Team Logo Derby County

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

06-05-2018

Championship

Millwall Team Logo Millwall

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

12-05-2018

Championship Playoff

Middlesbrough Team Logo Middlesbrough

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

15-05-2018

Championship Playoff

Middlesbrough Team Logo Middlesbrough

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

26-05-2018

Championship Playoff

Fulham Team Logo Fulham

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

Sheffield United Preview

Five points from their last three league games and five unbeaten in all competitions suggest the Blades have found their form again after a slippery patch. They are down in seventh but this is just two behind Fulham and four behind their opponents here.

At Bramall Lane, they have won just one of their last six in the league and taken just five points from these matches. None of their last three in front of their own fans has seen both teams score but the five before that did.

Clayton Donaldson netted a brace in the reverse fixture and in the last Sheffield United league game. The last six United games have produced a total of just eight goals.

Sheffield United Team News

David Brooks (virus) and Kieron Freeman (dislocated kneecap) are doubts while Paul Coutts (broken leg) is out for the season.

Aston Villa Preview

Four straight league victories with ten goals and just one conceded shows that Villa are one of the form sides in the Championship. They are in fifth place though are just three behind Derby in second who occupy an automatic promotion spot.

Away from Villa Park, they have won each of their last two both of which ended in the same 1-0 scoreline. It continues a low scoring road trend with just one of their last five and two of eight on the road going over 2.5 goals.

Scott Hogan is in good scoring with four in the last three in the league while Robert Snodgrass has three in the last four. Nine of the last 12 Aston Villa goals have come in the first-half with five coming in the opening 30 minutes.

Aston Villa Team News

Chris Samba (hamstring), Mile Jedinak (shoulder), Gabby Agbonlahor and Jordan Lyden (both ankle) are doubts while Jonathan Kodjia (also ankle) and Jed Steer (dislocated shoulder) are long-term absentees.

Sheffield United 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

Aston Villa Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.2

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 Simon Moore 191 77
6 CD Chris Basham 180 80
19 CD Richard Stearman 191 67
5 CD Jack O'Connell 191 85
2 LM George Baldock 175 67
14 CM Ryan Leonard 185 84
20 CM Lee Evans 185 79
3 RM Enda Stevens 183 79
4 CM John Fleck 175 72
9 CF Leon Clarke 188 90
12 CF James Wilson 184 82
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Sam Johnstone 193 85
5 CD James Chester 177 75
27 LB Ahmed El Mohamady 183 76
26 CD John Terry 187 90
21 RB Alan Hutton 185 72
20 CDM Birkir Bjarnason 183 77
7 LM Robert Snodgrass 182 82
10 CM Jack Grealish 175 68
14 CM Conor Hourihane 181 62
37 RM Albert Adomah 185 74
9 CF Scott Hogan 180 64