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Aston Villa vs Sheffield Utd Prediction & Betting tips
Aston Villa will play the first league game of the season on Monday evening. Dean Smith’s team starts the competition with a home game against Sheffield United, which has already had a Premier League game but, like Aston Villa, is still at zero points.
For Aston Villa, the new Premier League season is only now starting. Last weekend, Aston Villa would actually compete against Manchester City, but due to Manchester City’s long European obligations this summer, the game was postponed. It does not mean that the Villa van Smith has not yet an official game in the legs. Aston Villa played in the Carabao Cup against League One club Burton Albion on Tuesday-evening. In the Pirelli Stadium, Aston Villa fell behind in the second minute. Even before the half-time signal, Ollie Watkins, who was taken over from Brentford, made the equalizer. In the last minutes of regular time, Jack Grealish and Keinan Davis still gave their club a 1-3 victory.
Last season, Aston Villa narrowly managed to maintain itself in the Premier League. Villa mainly owed this to Jack Grealish, who also signed an improved contract at Villa Park at the beginning of last week. Manager Dean Smith saw few players leave this summer and managed to keep his most important pawn on board with Grealish. In addition, Aston Villa has strengthened itself in four positions with the arrival of Ollie Watkins (Brentford), former Ajax player Bertrand Traoré (Olympique Lyon), Emiliano Martínez (Arsenal) and Matty Cash (Nottingham Forest). Unlike last season – when Villa bought everything that was loose and stuck – this transfer period seems to set more of a line in the transfers of Aston Villa. Whether that is enough for Villa to survive again will have to be seen. Fulham and West Bromwich Albion are two relegation contenders in the Premier League, but Aston Villa will also have to do everything they can to avoid finishing in the bottom three.
Sheffield United has started the new season disappointingly. A week ago, Chris Wilder’s team started the competition with a home game against Wolverhampton. That match was lost 0-2 to Sheffield, which received both goals within ten minutes. On Thursday evening, the Wilder team got to work again and this time there was a cup match at Burnley on the program. Sheffield United’s Carabao Cup adventure came to an early end this season, as The Blades were eliminated after penalties at Turf Moor. In regular time, the game ended in a 1-1 draw.
Sheffield has therefore not yet managed to win a match. There are certainly opportunities for the steel city club when visiting Aston Villa. Still, the bookmakers also expect that Sheffield will not have an easy time at Villa Park. The last three times Sheffield visited Aston Villa, the game ended in a draw. For example, Sheffield did not get further than a scoreless points division at Villa Park two months ago. Wilder’s team lost the last four Premier League games it played and can therefore use another league victory.
Aston Villa vs Sheffield Utd head to head matches
17.06.20 PL Aston Villa Sheffield Utd 0 : 0
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