Aston Villa vs Sheffield United Match Info
Date: Friday February 8 2019
Kick-off time: 7.45pm GMT
Venue: Villa Park
Aston Villa vs Sheffield United Head-To-Head Record
Last 3 matches
September 1 2018: Sheffield United 4-1 Aston Villa
January 30 2018: Sheffield United 0-1 Aston Villa
December 23 2017: Aston Villa 2-2 Sheffield United
Total head-to-head league matches played: 125
Aston Villa wins: 59
Sheffield United wins: 36
Aston Villa vs Sheffield United Stats
- Sheffield United have won only one of their last 10 league matches against Aston Villa
- The Blades have failed to win at Villa Park in the league since 1966
- Over 2.5 goals have been scored in seven of the last eight matches between these clubs
Aston Villa vs Sheffield United Match Preview
Sheffield United can go top of the Championship table until Saturday afternoon at least if they beat Aston Villa – but we think their quest to reach the summit will be thwarted.
It’s tightening up at the top again with Leeds having lost four of their latest six games and been overtaken for the No 1 spot by their conquerors last weekend, Norwich.
Sheffield United are poised right in behind and would knock the Canaries off their perch with victory at Villa Park, while Leeds are next of the trio in action at Middlesbrough in a Saturday early afternoon kick-off.
Villa would, of course, love to be up there challenging for automatic promotion but it’s the play-offs at best again for them this term after losing last season’s Wembley final to Fulham.
Dean Smith’s side are proving quite difficult to beat just now but their hopes of being further up the table have been dented by too many draws, and they have been conceding a surprisingly high number of goals considering John Terry is their assistant manager.
Home advantage for Villa balances this contest out and with nearly half of the Birmingham-based club’s league matches this season having ended all-square, this one has the look of another prime candidate to do that.
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