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Sheffield United vs Aston Villa Prediction & Match Preview



Sheffield United vs Aston Villa Prediction & Match Preview

Sheffield United will be aiming to make amends for a 2-0 loss to Liverpool when they face Aston Villa at their Bramall Lane. 

The Blades are stuck at the bottom of the standings, with the team collecting no more than 11 points total to date. 

The rock-bottom side face an uphill task in the midweek clash, and given their three-game goalless run in the Premier League, home win should not be considered. 

The Villans, on the other hand, aim to build on a hard-fought 1-0 win over Leeds United.

Aston Villa aim to keep their Europa League hopes alive, and they are surely capable of beating the out-of-sorts relegation strugglers behind closed doors. 

The good news for the visitors is that key midfielder Jack Grealish should recover in time to face the Blades. In the first half of the season Aston Villa defeated Sheffield United thanks to Ezri Konsa’s goal.

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

Teams Sheffield United Aston Villa played so far 12 matches.
Sheffield United won 4 direct matches. Aston Villa won 4 matches. 4 matches ended in a draw. On average in direct matches both teams scored a 3.08 goals per Match.

Sheffield United vs Aston Villa Prediction

Sheffield United in actual season average scored 0.91 goals per match. In 11 (64.71%) matches played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 8 (47.06%) matches in season 2021 played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Aston Villa average scored 1.59 goals per match in season 2021. In 10 (66.67%) matches played away was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 8 (53.33%) matches played away team was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

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It is little wonder Wilder rued his side's lack of depth given that he is without his entire first-choice back three, with John Egan, Jack O'Connell and Chris Basham all sidelined for this match.

Jack Robinson and Jayden Bogle are also out, so it will be a makeshift defensive setup on Wednesday.

Oli McBurnie and David McGoldrick started the loss to Liverpool, but Wilder may be tempted to turn to the likes of Oliver Burke, Billy Sharp, Lys Mousset or Rhian Brewster here.

As for Villa, Jack Grealish remains a major fitness doubt after missing their last two matches - though his absence was not felt as much as some predicted in the win against Leeds.

Matty Cash is definitely out of this game, as is long-term absentee Wesley Moraes.

Smith has plenty of options in midfield, where Douglas Luiz and Ross Barkley are vying for a starting spot after being benched at Elland Road.

Sheffield United possible starting lineup:
Ramsdale; Ampadu, Jagielka, Bryan; Baldock, Lundstram, Norwood, Fleck, Stevens; Mousset, Sharp

Aston Villa possible starting lineup:
Martinez; Elmohamady, Konsa, Mings, Targett; Luiz, McGinn; Traore, Barkley, El Ghazi; Watkins