Sheffield United vs Aston Villa Prediction 03.02.204

Sheffield United

Sheffield United

0 : 5

Aston Villa

Aston Villa

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  • Competition: England - Premier League
  • Date: Saturday, 3rd, February 2024
  • Kickoff: 17:30 UK / 18.30 CET
  • Venue: Bramall Lane (Sheffield)

In pursuit of prompt responses after facing tough Premier League setbacks midweek, the relegation-haunted Sheffield United and top-four pursuers Aston Villa are bracing for a faceoff at Bramall Lane on Saturday.

Sheffield United vs Aston Villa Betting Tips: Aston Villa to Win

Just when it seemed like they were on the verge of taking home the full reward of three points from the opponent's turf for the first time this term, Sheffield once again faced the consequences of defensive lapses, resulting in squandering a lead twice and ultimately leaving Selhurst Park with bowed heads in a disappointing 2-3 defeat against the attack-minded Crystal Palace.

Slumping to their 16th defeat in Tuesday's match of the 22nd round of the Premier League, the South Yorkshire side further complicated their survival prospects in the English top-flight, remaining firmly rooted at the bottom of the table with a nine-point deficit behind teams above the safety line.

Since claiming only their second victory of the term by edging past Brentford with a slender 1-0 win earlier in December, the Blades have fallen into an unfavorable streak of six winless matches (D2, L4), but interestingly one of those two points earned against Emery's Lions in which they held to a surprise 1-1 draw to prevent Aston Villa from climbing to the top of the Premier League.

Right after that hard-earned draw, in which Nicolo Zaniolo entered the pitch from the substitute bench to secure the equalizer with a headed goal in the 7th minute of injury time, there's a feeling that the results for the Villa Park outfit have commenced a sudden decline, leading to the rupture of Villa's incredible pursuit for the EPL title.

Furthermore, Aston Villa will enter the weekend domestic contest outside the Champions League spots, but level on points with fourth-placed Spurs, after being sunk 1-3 by Newcastle and the inspired Fabian Schar at home on Wednesday, marking their first losing top-flight result since succumbing to Arsenal in February last year.

While it's noticeable that the scoring potency for a side that was recently scoring goals for fun has dwindled, with only two goals in the opening four official contests of the new year, the Villans will look to recapture their lethal touch as they confront a Sheffield team with the most porous defense, having conceded an alarming 54 goals in 22 rounds.

While their recent visits to Bramall Lane may not be associated with pleasant memories, and their current form isn't the most impressive, we are optimistic that Aston Villa will manage to secure a much-needed victory to keep their top-four ambitions alive. Sheffield's fragile defense, consistently shipping goals, is steering them towards the 17th EPL setback of this campaign.

Sheffield United vs Aston Villa Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. Aston Villa

    1 : 1

    Sheffield United

    Premier League

  2. Sheffield United

    1 : 0

    Aston Villa

    Premier League

  3. Aston Villa

    1 : 0

    Sheffield United

    Premier League

  4. Aston Villa

    0 : 0

    Sheffield United

    Premier League

  5. Sheffield United

    2 : 0

    Aston Villa

    Premier League

Sheffield United

Sheffield United team news

28-year-old Croatian goalkeeper Ivo Grbic, who arrived from Atletico Madrid in the winter transfer window, will not have fond memories of his debut for the Blades, having been taken off in the 52nd minute of the 2-3 defeat by Crystal Palace through injury, which means he could hand over his gloves to Wes Foderingham for the weekend clash.

Since his arrival from Villarreal on loan this winter, Ben Brereton Diaz has immediately stood out for his temporary club, scoring both times in his opening two Premier League appearances, and the Chilean winger is almost certain to retain his place in the starting XI.

Last matches of Sheffield United

  1. Crystal Palace

    3 : 2

    Sheffield United

    Premier League

  2. Sheffield United

    2 : 5

    Brighton & Hove Albion

    FA Cup

  3. Sheffield United

    2 : 2

    West Ham United

    Premier League

  4. Gillingham

    0 : 4

    Sheffield United

    FA Cup

  5. Manchester City

    2 : 0

    Sheffield United

    Premier League

Sheffield United lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 18

    Wes Foderingham

Defenders

  • 5

    Auston Trusty

  • 19

    Jack Robinson

  • 15

    Anel Ahmedhodzic

  • 20

    Jayden Bogle

Midfielders

  • 21

    Vini Souza

  • 11

    Ben Brereton Diaz

  • 8

    Gustavo Hamer

  • 35

    Andre Brooks

  • 28

    James McAtee

Forwards

  • 9

    Oli McBurnie

Aston Villa

Aston Villa team news

Even if Bertrand Traore returns in time, after his Burkina Faso national team was knocked out in the round of 16 by Mali, he could get at least one match off due to international duty.

While the long-injured Tyrone Mings and Emiliano Buendia remain out of action guaranteed, Spanish defender Pau Torres is on the verge of returning from an ankle injury, but Lucas Digne and Jhon Duran are doubtful.

Last matches of Aston Villa

  1. Aston Villa

    1 : 3

    Newcastle United

    Premier League

  2. Chelsea

    0 : 0

    Aston Villa

    FA Cup

  3. Everton

    0 : 0

    Aston Villa

    Premier League

  4. Middlesbrough

    0 : 1

    Aston Villa

    FA Cup

  5. Aston Villa

    3 : 2

    Burnley

    Premier League

Aston Villa lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Emiliano Martinez

Defenders

  • 15

    Alex Moreno

  • 17

    Clement Lenglet

  • 3

    Diego Carlos

  • 4

    Ezri Konsa

Midfielders

  • 41

    Jacob Ramsey

  • 44

    Boubacar Kamara

  • 6

    Douglas Luiz

  • 7

    John McGinn

Forwards

  • 11

    Ollie Watkins

  • 31

    Leon Bailey

3 Reasons why we expect Aston Villa to Win

  1. Sheffield United has picked up only two points out of a possible 18 since the 2-1 victory against Brentford.
  2. Sheffield United has conceded two or more goals in four consecutive Premier League matches.
  3. Aston Villa has suffered only one defeat in the last five competitive matches.

Main prediction Sheffield United - Aston Villa

Aston Villa to win

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56% winrate

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3 wins in a row

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Sheffield United vs Aston Villa - FAQ

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Where to watch?

The match between these teams will be broadcast on CANAL+ Sport (Cze/Svk), Arena Sport (BiH), Arena Sport (Cro), Arena Sport (Ser), Diema Sport 2, Digi Sport 3 (Rom), ESPN 2 (Bra), Nova Sports (Hel), Optus Sport (Aus), Sky Sport (Ita), Sky Sport Premier League (Ger), Sky Sports Main Event (UK/Irl), Sky Sports Premier League (UK/Irl), Sky Sports (UK), Sky Sport Uno (Ita), Spiler1 TV, SuperSport, TV3 MAX, Viaplay (Den), Viaplay (Fin), Viaplay (Ned), Viaplay (Nor), Viaplay (Pol), Viaplay (Swe), VOOsport, V Sport 2 (Fin), V Sport Premium (Swe)

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Who is Sheffield's player to watch?

Oli McBurnie is in the best form among all his counterparts at Sheffield, scoring two goals and providing an assist in the last three Premier League outings.

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Who is Villa's player to watch?

Ollie Watkins managed to end his goal drought of six matches by scoring his 15th goal of the season in the midweek 1-3 defeat to Newcastle.