Aston Villa continues their bid for an unlikely top-four finish this midweek in the Premier League as they travel to Sheffield United. The match schedules for Wednesday at Bramall Lane, with kickoff at 9 pm.
The Villans returned to winning ways in their last outing against Leeds United and are now six points off the Champions League spots with two games in hand. Sheffield United lost to Liverpool 2-0 and are now 15 points adrift of the safety zone with only 12 games left to play.
A run of three wins in five matches gave Chris Wilder a shimmer of hope for survival. However, the ray of hope is deeming after four defeats in a row to make it the worst points tally for a tally in the Premier League history.
The Blades failed to score in any of their recent defeats to West Ham United, Fulham, and Liverpool. Wilder marks their tenth defeat at home this calendar year, marking their worst tally of 11 losses while in Championship.
Things are different case for Dean Smith, who manages to pick 23 points from 13 away matches this campaign. It is a figure that only Everton, Manchester United, Leicester City, and Manchester City better.
Their win against Leeds marked their return to winning ways, having lost to Leicester City and drawn to Brighton.
Sheffield United vs. Aston Villa Head to Head
Both sides have ten games against each other, with Sheffield United takes home three wins while Villa has four wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Sheffield United 0-2 Liverpool
Fulham 1-0 Sheffield United
West Ham 3-0 Sheffield United
Sheffield United 1-0 Bristol City
Sheffield United 1-2 Chelsea
Leeds United 0-1 Aston Villa
Aston Villa 1-2 Leicester City
Brighton 0-0 Aston Villa
Aston Villa 1-0 Arsenal
Aston Villa 1-3 West Ham
Sheffield United Team News
Chris Wilder continues wooing a lack of a defensive line with the first choice back three comprising of John Egan, Jack O’Connell, and Chris Basham out with injuries. Jack Robinson and Jayden Bogle aslo miss out.
Aston Villa Team News
Jack Grealish remains a major fitness concern for the side while missing out in their past two matches. Matty Cash remains on the sidelines, while long-term absentee Wesley Moraes remains sidelined. Midfield options might partner Douglas Luiz and Ross Barley.
Prediction and Odds
Sheffield seems to have accepted the inevitable, while Villans have much more to play for this Wednesday.
Aston Villa Win
Goals Under 2.5
First to Score: Aston Villa