Aston Villa vs Sheffield United Betting Preview – 08/02/2019

Aston Villa vs Sheffield United Betting Preview – 08/02/2019

Aston Villa vs Sheffield United

Aston Villa have a tough game on their hands this Friday when they welcome third-placed Sheffield United to Villa Park for matchday 31 in the Championship. Aston Villa are in need of a positive result as their recent form has seen them pick up just one win in their last seven and they continue to fall down the table. The Blades are in a good position to push for a title place by the end of the season but they will need to secure three points from these sort of fixture to do so. Chris Wilder will be hoping for a simple enough three points after his men made light work of Villa in their first meeting this season, beating them 4-1.

Aston Villa have fallen down into ninth as a result of their dismal form which has seen them secure just one win from their lasts even matches. Only four points separate them from sixth place, which should be enough encouragement to improve on their recent poor performances. Chris Wilder’s men went up against a struggling Reading side in their previous match and neither side was able to find the back of the net. Despite being in poor form, Villa are only just underdogs for this fixture with odds of 8/5 with SkyBet.

With 53 goals scored this season, Villa have not been slacking in front of goal and they have Tammy Abraham to thank. Abraham has been by far Villa’s star player this season with the forward single-handedly scoring 19 goals, the next highest scoring player for Villa is Jonathan Kodjia who has six goals. Abraham has three goals in his last three games and will provide the main attacking threat on Friday for his side. Betway has the forward to score anytime priced at 23/20. Four of Villa’s last five games have seen over 2.5 goals scored and Bet365 are offering odds of 8/11 for over 2.5 goals to be scored.

Sheffield United will be feeling confident in their ability to be able to see off Aston Villa after already beating them 4-1 earlier this season and three points is crucial if they plan on challenging for first place. However, Sheffield are in their own spot of poor form with them securing just two wins in their last five games. The Blades picked up three points in their latest fixture against Bolton Wanderers who they beat 2-0. Bet365 has priced Sheffield United at 17/10 to secure the three points in this fixture.

The Blades arrive as the away side in this fixture which has been the route of their problems in recent games – they have lost and drawn their previous two away games. Billy Sharp once again found himself on the scoresheet in his previous game against Bolton Wanderers and the forward now sits on 20 goals – making him the leagues joint top goalscorer. Betway has him to score anytime priced at 7/5. The last time these two sides played both managed to score and SkyBet has BTTS at 4/6.

Recommended Bets:

Both teams to score at 4/7 SkyBet – BET HERE

Over 2.5 goals at 8/11 Bet365 – BET HERE