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Date: 3 February 2024
Kick-Off: 17:30 UK, 18:30 CET
Venue: Bramall Lane
TV: Sky Sports Main Event
Sheffield United vs Aston Villa: Top free betting tips
Sheffield United welcome Aston Villa to Bramall Lane on Saturday, 3 February in a match that is a must-win for the Yorkshire side as they sink closer towards relegation to the Championship. Can Chris Wilder lead the Blades to an invaluable three points or will Aston Villa rediscover their best form after a stretch of poor performances? Our Sheffield United vs Aston Villa prediction is for an away win as we can't see Sheffield United bouncing back after their deflating 3-2 loss to Crystal Palace on Tuesday.
Match result prediction: Aston Villa
Aston Villa are in danger of throwing away their sensational start to the season after a poor 5-6 weeks. In fact it was the reverse fixture against Sheffield United on December 23 when things start to turn sour for the Villains so what better fixture to regain their best form? Sheffield United haven't won a match in nearly two months and it's difficult to see that changing against a team who are fifth in the Premier League.
Total goals prediction: Over 2.5 goals
Since Chris Wilder took over at Bramall Lane, Sheffield United have looked slightly better at the top of the pitch and have scored a reasonable number of goals. Unfortunately, their defensive record has continued to disappoint and the Blades have conceded ten goals in their last three matches in all competitions. Their poor defence could prove to be light work for Ollie Watkins who ended his goal drought in the loss to Newcastle on Tuesday.
Correct score prediction: Sheffield United 1-3 Aston Villa
Unfortunately for Chirs Wilder and Sheffield United, the Blades' inability to look solid from a defensive point of view will be their undoing again on Saturday evening when Aston Villa come to town. We expect the home side to get on the scoresheet but we can't imagine a scenario where Villa don't score more.
Sheffield United vs Aston Villa team news
Sheffield United predicted lineup vs Aston Villa
Sheffield United's defensive woes can't all be put down to Chris Wilder as he has been dealt a tough hand when it comes to defensive injuries. Chris Basham, John Egan and George Baldock – three men who would likely be starters at the back if fit – are all still out for the foreseeable. Goalkeeper, Ivo Grbic, will have to sit this one out due to a concussion so Wes Foderingham will return between the sticks while up front, Rhian Brewster will serve the final match of his suspension.
Aston Villa predicted lineup vs Sheffield United
There is a new boy in the ranks for Villa ahead of the trip to Sheffield and Morgan Rogers could make his debut for the club at Bramall Lane. Bertrand Traore is also available for selection after the winger was eliminated from AFCON 2023 with Burkina Faso this week. In terms of absentees, Emi Buendia and Tyrone Mings are both out for the season while this match has come too soon for Pau Torres, Lucas Digne and Jhon Duran.
Sheffield United vs Aston Villa: What the fans think
Blades express their surprising levels of confidence
— Beefcake (@Beefcake480257) January 31, 2024
Villains eager to see their new boy in action
— 𝗛𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗢𝗳 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗩𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗮 (@TheVillaHome) January 31, 2024
How far will Aston Villa fans travel to Bramall Lane?
Aston Villa fans will make their way north to Yorkshire on Saturday when they travel to see their team take on Sheffield United at Bramall Lane. The journey isn't too long by car or coach and will only take around 90 minutes up the M1 and A61 with the total distance between Birmingham and Sheffield standing at around 80 miles. By rail, the travelling Villa fans can take a direct train from Birmingham New Street to Sheffield Railway Station before embarking on a one-mile walk to the stadium.
Sheffield United vs Aston Villa: Tickets
Sheffield United still have a limited number of tickets on sale for the match against Aston Villa. They are selling the club on general sale to any supporters who have a previous booking history with the club. Aston Villa were given an allocation of 2,861 tickets for the match against Sheffield United and these have all been sold to eligible Aston Villa season ticket holders.
FAQs: Sheffield United vs Aston Villa
Who is the referee? Paul Tierney will take charge of Sheffield United vs Aston Villa.
Who is the Aston Villa manager? Unai Emery is the current Aston Villa manager.
Where are Sheffield United in the Premier League table? Sheffield United are bottom of the Premier League table.