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“Football is coming home”. With this hymn, the group Lightning Seeds got the English football fans ready for the 1996 European Championship in their own country many years ago. This motto now also applies to the restart of the Premier League after the forced break. But since in England, like almost everywhere else in the world, no spectators are allowed into the stadium, football can now only be “brought home” to the living room via TV.
It starts on Wednesday evening at 18:00 p.m. with a game that would not have been in the spotlight so much in regular times. Aston Villa FC receives Sheffield United FC. This is a catch-up game on match day 28. Even the highest league in the kingdom is based on the concept and the experience from the Bundesliga when starting over.
As a special gesture after the death of George Floyd, the teams also run on the shirts in the first few games after the break without a player name. Instead, the anti-racism slogan “Black Lives Matter” can be read there.
The table service of the betting base shows the table status of the Premier League in the break of more than three months. Thus, in the first game after restarting the penultimate table, the team receives eighth in the league.
After the 24th matchday, the promoted Aston Villa was still above the line. In 16th place, the Löwen were two points ahead of the relegation zone. However, Aston Villa’s last five competitive games before the mandatory break were all lost. The men from Birmingham are now starting to catch up from the penultimate place. The saving bank is only two points away.
Things went better for the AVFC in the League Cup. Here, the Villans made it to the finals, but had to surrender defeat to reigning champions Manchester City at the beginning of March. Nevertheless, the game-free time for coach Dean Smith’s men should have come at the right time. In the more than three months, the “Claret & Blue Army” was able to work on their shape and self-confidence.
With 52 goals conceded, Aston Villa is the worst defense in the league. In the home table you will find the men of coach Smith with five wins from 13 games and a total of 17 points in fourth to last place. There have been five losses in the last eight home games. This home record makes before the Premier League game Aston Villa vs. Sheffield United’s forecast on the hosts is not necessarily very tempting.
But away from home the club from the Aston district is even worse. There were only two victories in 14 guest appearances. The eight points away from Villa are currently undercut in the Premier League only by Norwich City. The Villans have to do without regular goalkeeper Tom Heaton and Wesley at the start. After all, midfielder John McGinn got fit again in good time during the non-play time.
In the goal, the ex-Ingolstadt Orjan Nyland should be given preference. Hopes also rest on Jack Grealish, who is the club’s best scorer with seven goals and six assists.
The Sheffield United Football Club is one of the surprises of the current Premier League season. Hardly anyone would have trusted the blades that they could play for the European Cup places as promoters. With a win in the catch-up game on Wednesday evening, Sheffield could even push Manchester United out of fifth place, which promises participation in the Europa League group stage.
The great results of the SUFC are closely linked to the trainer Chris Wilder. The coach took over the club in May 2016, at that time still in the third-rate League One. In three years, Wilder led the men from the Yorkshire region to the first division. This season the blades can mainly rely on their performance on the opponent’s place.
In 13 appearances there have been only two defeats, at Liverpool and Manchester City. Only league leaders Liverpool have fewer away defeats this season. Anyone who believes that Sheffield can continue these services even after the interruption should play Aston Villa vs. Sheffield United ventured a tip on guests.
In addition, the club has a strong defensive. Again, only the Reds with 20 goals conceded fewer goals in the Premier League than the blades (25 goals conceded). The coach does not have to complain about any injuries and can therefore draw from the full on Wednesday as far as the squad is concerned.
Aston Villa vs Sheffield Utd head to head matches
14.12.19 PL Sheffield Utd Aston Villa 2 : 0
08.02.19 CHA Aston Villa Sheffield Utd 3 : 3
01.09.18 CHA Sheffield Utd Aston Villa 4 : 1
30.01.18 CHA Sheffield Utd Aston Villa 0 : 1
23.12.17 CHA Aston Villa Sheffield Utd 2 : 2