The Premier League game at Villa Park on Monday sees home side Aston Villa welcome opponents Sheffield United.
Our tips, poll and stats for Aston Villa v Sheffield United can all be found here - plus the latest match odds.
Aston Villa are hoping to win again following a 1-3 EFL Cup victory versus Burton Albion.
In that match, Aston Villa managed 70% possession and 17 attempts at goal with 5 on target. For Aston Villa, the scorers were Ollie Watkins (39'), Jack Grealish (88') and Keinan Davis (92'). For their opponents, Burton Albion got 6 attempts on goal with 2 on target. Colin Daniel (2') was the scorer for Burton Albion.
Dean Smith's Aston Villa have found the net 8 times in their past six outings. The corresponding tally of goals that have been scored against them in those same fixtures is 6.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Aston Villa:
- are winless against Sheffield United in their previous 4 matches in the league.
- are undefeated in their previous 2 home league matches.
In their previous fixture, Sheffield United drew 1-1 in the EFL Cup tie with Burnley.
In that match, Sheffield United managed 46% possession and 11 shots at goal with 5 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Sheffield United was David McGoldrick (4'). For their opponents, Burnley had 5 shots at goal with 2 on target. Matěj Vydra (67') scored for Burnley.
The numbers tell their own story, and Sheffield United have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, seeing their opponents hit 9 goals in all. In defence, The Blades could really do with shoring things up.
Analysis of their past results shows that Sheffield United:
- are undefeated by Aston Villa when having played them away from home in the previous 3 league games.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 6 league games.
Head to head
Looking at their past head to head meetings stretching back to 23/12/2017 shows us that Aston Villa have won 1 of them and Sheffield United 2, with the tally of draws standing at 3.
A combined total of 18 goals were yielded between them during those clashes, with 7 of them for The Villans and 11 being from The Blades. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 3.
The last league match featuring these sides was Premier League match day 28 on 17/06/2020 when the final score was Aston Villa 0-0 Sheffield United.
That time, Aston Villa managed 45% possession and 14 shots on goal with 6 of them on target.
Sheffield United got 5 shots on goal with 1 on target.
The match was refereed by Michael Oliver.
Team News: Aston Villa
Regarding absentees, there’s just the lone fitness concern for the Aston Villa manager Dean Smith to be concerned about thanks to an almost full-strength group. Lovre Kalinic (Thigh Problems) misses out.
Team News: Sheffield United
Owing to a completely injury-free squad to pick from, Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder has zero fitness worries to report before this game.
Our assessment is that Sheffield United and Aston Villa are probably both going to find scoring goals difficult here.
Let’s see what happens, but it could well be that we end up with scores level and two clean sheets. That is why we are leaning toward a tight encounter, finishing with a 0-0 scoreline when the full-time whistle blows.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Villa Park (42,095)
Captain: Jack Grealish
Chairman: Nassef Sawiris
Manager: Dean Smith
Competitions: Premier League position 9, League Cup (Second Round)