Tip Sheffield United FC - Aston Villa
Sheffield United stays rooted at the bottom of the Premier League standings and even ahead of their home game against Aston Villa, survival seems distant. The loss to Liverpool on Sunday left Sheffield on 11 points, 15 below the safety line. Meanwhile, Aston Villa beat Leeds United 1-0 to rise to ninth. The earlier signs of revival that Sheffield had shown have all dissipated and the team is back to the dismal results it has been accustomed to for a better part of the campaign. They have scored the least goals in the league (15), won the least (3) and head to this clash on the back of four straight losses in the league. Mathematically, they can still survive, having 36 points still to play for, but with every match day, they seem to be moving closer to the drop. They haven’t scored in their last three matches, have one clan sheet in the last 10 matches, and six losses. Sheffield have conceded two or more goals in three of their last five matches, pointing to a weakening defence, one of the departments that were working at least earlier on. They have no clean sheet in the last eight league matches and not even playing at home has offered comfort. In their 13 league matches at home, Sheffield have 10 losses.
Aston Villa are well in contention for a Europa League place, being five points below fifth and have maintained a good balance in the team this season after survival last season. They head to this clash with three clean sheets in the last four matches, but on the scoring front they’ve been recording lower numbers. Villa are coming from a 1-0 win over Leeds United and haven’t scored more than a goal in their last six matches. However, they haven’t conceded a goal in their last three away matches, though these are the only clean sheets they’ve registered in the last seven away games. They’ve failed to score in just two of their last 15 away matches and are unbeaten in the last two meetings with Sheffield United. Jack Grealish and Matty Cash remain the high profile absentees for Aston Villa ahead of this game.
Key points Sheffield United FC - Aston Villa
Aston Villa have three clean sheets in their last four matches.
Sheffield United have no clean sheet in their last eight league matches.
Sheffield United have 10 losses in 13 home league matches.
Aston Villa haven’t scored more than a goal in their last six matches.
Sheffield United have four straight losses in the league.
Conclusion Sheffield United FC - Aston Villa
Villa have struggled a bit in attack with key man Jack Grealish out injured. Thy haven’t been scoring as much as they did in his presence, but they’ve maintained their solidity in defence. They take on the weakest side in the league – Sheffield United – who have also been conceding multiple goals lately. With Villa’s struggles in attack, a correct score bet for them winning 1-0 can pass here.
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Sheffield United FC Aston Villa Prediction published on March 1, 2021