Aston Villa v Sheffield United Match Info
Date: Friday 8 February
Kick-Off Time: 7.45 pm GMT
Venue: Villa Park, Birmingham
Aston Villa v Sheffield United head-to-head record
Last 3 Matches
1 Sep 2019- Sheffield United 4 Aston Villa 1- League Championship
30 Jan 2018- Sheffield United 0 Aston Villa 1- League Championship
23 Dec 2017- Aston Villa 2 Sheffield United 2- League Championship
Full head-to-head record
Aston Villa wins: 63
Sheffield Utd wins: 39
Aston Villa v Sheffield United Preview
Aston Villa are still in touch with the play-off places but they are drawing too many with four of their last six finishing all-square. The Midlands side are about to embark on a tricky run with seven of their next nine against teams in the current top 12.
Villa Park has been something of a fortress this season with the second city outfit only losing twice here in the league with both defeats coming to Yorkshire sides (Wednesday and Leeds). Fans at this game should be in for a treat as the last seven league matches here have seen both teams net and gone over 2.5 goals.
Sheffield United are unbeaten in their last two and have lost just one of their last eight as they stay in the hunt for an automatic promotion slot. United have two in-form scorers as Billy Sharp has three in his last three while David McGoldrick has six in nine.
On the road, the Blades are without a win in two through have lost just one of their previous seven Championship road trips. 18 of the last 30 that they have played away from Bramall Lane have been level going into the break.
Bookmakers are having trouble splitting the pair and I would take this as the guide to your bets. Villa are in and out at the moment but have drawn four of their last six while the visitors have drawn two of their last four away. United might be the slightly better team but away at a top ten side they looks little to choose between the pair.
Both teams are blessed with goalscorers with the hosts having Tammy Abraham who has 19 for the season and eight in his last nine. I could not put you off backing him to score at any time but the player I really like in this market is Billy Sharp. The United front man is on penalties and has 19 league goals for the season and five in five on the road.
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