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Premier League

Aston Villa vs Sheffield United - Preview and Prediction

Get the latest previews, tips and predictions for the exciting Premier League match Aston Villa vs Sheffield United. Check out our expert analysis and see how the teams will perform.

Prediction


Aston Villa

45%

Home

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Sheffield United

10%

Away

Performance


Aston Villa

81%

Home

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Sheffield United

19%

Away

Overview

In an upcoming Premier League clash, Aston Villa is set to host Sheffield United at the iconic Villa Park. With the home side sitting comfortably at 3rd in the league table and Sheffield United struggling at the bottom, this match promises to be a crucial encounter for both teams. Aston Villa will look to cement their position near the top, while Sheffield United aims to fight back and escape the relegation zone.

Aston Villa

Aston Villa has been in formidable form this season, with an impressive tally of 38 points from 17 games. Their recent performances have been particularly strong, with a sequence of results reading "WWWDW" in their last five matches. The team's latest victory came against Brentford, where they secured a 2-1 win away from home. The match saw Aston Villa come from behind, showcasing their resilience and ability to turn games around.

Playing at their home ground, Villa Park, where they have the advantage of familiar surroundings and support, Aston Villa will be confident. Their goal difference stands at +16, indicating a solid defense coupled with a potent attack. Historically, their recent head-to-head record against Sheffield United shows a balanced outcome with one win, two draws, and two losses.

Sheffield United

Sheffield United finds themselves in a precarious position at the foot of the table, occupying the 20th spot with just 8 points from 17 matches. Their recent form has been worrying for their supporters, as they've managed only one win in their last five games ("LWLLL"). In their previous fixture, they suffered a 2-0 defeat to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge ÔÇô a result that would have done little to boost their confidence.

The Blades have struggled both defensively and offensively this season, as evidenced by their -31 goal difference. Despite these challenges, they have managed to secure two wins and two draws against Aston Villa in their last five encounters. However, playing away from their home ground of Bramall Lane could prove to be an additional challenge for them.

Head 2 Head

Last 5 Statistics


Aston Villa

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Sheffield United

57%
+15%

Avg. Ball Possession %

43%
80%
+7%

Avg. Pass %

73%
68
+31%

Total Shots

36
2442
+13%

Total Passes

1872

Head 2 Head

Last 5 Games


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Sheffield United

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Prediction

Based on current form and standings, Aston Villa is predicted to emerge as winners in this encounter. They have shown consistency in their performances and possess the home advantage at Villa Park. Moreover, with a strong recent track record and a solid goal difference that far surpasses that of Sheffield United's, Aston Villa appears to be the clear favorite.

Sheffield United will need to put up a strong fight to defy expectations and secure points in this match. However, given their recent struggles and position in the league table, it will be an uphill battle for them.

The match is scheduled for Friday with A. Taylor officiating as referee at Villa Park in Birmingham. Fans will be eagerly anticipating whether Aston Villa can continue their pursuit of excellence or if Sheffield United can stage an upset and kickstart a revival in their campaign.