Aston Villa kick starts their new season campaign in the English top-flight as they play host to Sheffield United. The match schedules for Monday at Villa Park with kickoff at 10 pm.
Both teams share a history that has come up from the Championship in the 2018-19 season campaign. Aston Villa struggled to say afloat in the new league while Sheffield United surprised every side with a top-half finish.
Aston Villa had to wait a bit longer for their start of their Premier League with their first match postponed. It seems the added time gave ample time to solidify their squad ahead of the new campaign.
One wonder signing done this week was the signing of Bertrand Traore from Lyon. The winger adds to the bolstering squad of Ollie Watkins and Emilian Martinez to break the club’s transfer history with €74M spent. It includes a club record of €27.7M for forward Ollie Watkins. Another good deal done was the extension of Grealish’s contract with the club.
The Blades were on course of a Champions League finish before the coronavirus. However, the post-lockdown slump saw the side fall down the ranks. Chris Wilder already has a poor start to their new campaign falling to a 2-0 loose to Wolves within six minutes. The loss saw the side extend their seven winless forms in the league.
Aston Villa vs. Sheffield United Head to Head
Both sides have ten games against each other, with Aston Villa taking home three wins while Sheffield United with three wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Burton Albion 1-3 Aston Villa
Aston Villa 1 – 0 Manchester United
West Ham 1-1 Aston Villa
Aston Villa 1-0 Arsenal
Everton 1-1 Aston Villa
Burnley 1-1 Sheffield United
Sheffield United 0-2 Wolves
Sheffield United 2-2 Preston North End
Derby County 0-2 Sheffield United
Southampton 3-1 Sheffield United
Aston Villa Team News
After netting his debuting goal, Ollie Watkins looks set to make the starting lineup this Monday. The switch from Arsenal will see Martinez become the number one goalkeeper for Aston Villa.
Sheffield United Team News
Chris Wilder looks set to hand several new signings a debut, including Ampadu, Jayden Bogle, and Max Lowe in contention. Injury absentees include Mousset and Moore.
Prediction and Odds
The new transfer window for Villa will prove their worth this Monday; we have our money on them.
Aston Villa Win
Both Teams to Score
Watkins to Score