Our Aston Villa vs Sheffield United pick has the home team Lions at -0.5 (-115) and the Blades at +0.5 (-105). The draw comes in at +235. This game, which is the first of two in what is the restart of the English Premier League season. is scheduled for a 1:00 pm ET start on Wednesday, June 17. 2020. Sheffield is seventh with 40 points in the league, while Villa is 19th with 25 and facing relegation. After this contest, today’s second match has Arsenal visiting Manchester City at 3:15 pm ET.
Aston Villa vs Sheffield United Pick – Form and Stats
Prior to the stoppage of the 2019-2020 English Premier season, the Lions suffered five losses in their last five matches. In form, the Blades were 4-1-0. In their last five games against one another, Sheffield holds the edge at 2-2-1. Over the course of those contests, the Blades have outscored Aston Villa 11-7.
In terms of scoring, these two teams are close with Aston Villa besting Sheffield United 34 to 30 goals. The Lions have also outpaced the Blades in assists 27-18. However, on goals allowed, Sheffield United has been much stingier than Aston Villa. The Blades have allowed just 25 goals while the Lions have given up 56. In combined GF/GA, Sheffield is +27 over Villa.
Lions vs Blades – Players
Our Aston Villa vs Sheffield United prediction notes that neither team brings much scoring power to the pitch. Midfielder Jack Grealish leads Aston Villa in goals with seven and assists with six. Forward Wesley is second in goals with six, while forward Anwar El-Ghazi is third in goals with four and second in assists with four.
For Sheffield United, midfielders John Fleck and Lys Mousset are tied for the top scoring spot with five goals each. Mousset comes to this game as the assist-leader with four. Goalkeeper Dean Henderson has stopped 70 of 92 shots. He could be a difference-maker in this match.
Our Aston Villa vs Sheffield United Pick
Our Aston Villa vs Sheffield United pick likes both the draw and the Blades at +0.5. We’re taking Sheffield United with the half-goal and the odds at -105. We find that the Blades goalkeeping and stubborn defense will be the difference in this once.
Summary Aston Villa vs Sheffield United
Sheffield United at +0.5 (-105)