Lineups

Aston Villa

( 4-3-3 )

  • 25. Ø. Nyland

  • 15. E. Konsa

    76'
  • 18. M. Targett

  • 30. K. Hause

  • 40. T. Mings

  • 10. J. Grealish

  • 14. C. Hourihane

  • 6. Douglas Luiz Yellow Card

  • 7. J. McGinn

    76'
  • 21. A. El Ghazi

    69'
  • 39. K. Davis

    69'

Substitutes

  • 29. Pepe Reina

  • 3. N. Taylor

  • 27. Ahmed El Mohamady

    76'
  • 11. M. Nakamba

    76'
  • 23. Jota Peleteiro

  • 17. Trézéguet

    69'
  • 19. Borja Bastón

  • 20. M. Samatta

    69'

England - Premier League

27' Douglas Luiz 27' Yellow Card 27'  Douglas Luiz 36' J. Lundstram 36' Yellow Card 36'  J. Lundstram
Aston Villa

Aston Villa

0 - 0

Sheffield United

Sheffield United

  • Date: 17/06/2020
  • Time: 18:00
  • Venue: Villa Park
  • Referee: Michael Oliver
Premier League betting tips - Aston Villa v Sheffield United

The Premier League returns with a game-in-hand between two newly-promoted sides Aston Villa and Sheffield United.

This match was originally scheduled back in February but was postponed due to Aston Villa making the League Cup final, a spirited 2-1 defeat to Manchester City.

In spite of their good cup run, it’s been a difficult first season back in the Premier League for Aston Villa - in sharp contrast to visitors Sheffield United, arguably the league’s biggest surprise package this season. 

Villa lost their last four league matches before the break, the latest a dismal 4-0 defeat to Leicester, and are down in 19th fighting against the drop - although winning this game in hand would see them move into safety by leapfrogging Bournemouth, West Ham and Watford.

Sheffield United, meanwhile, have some hope of qualifying for the Champions League (if Man City’s ban is upheld); they’ll move up to fifth, ahead of Wolves and Manchester United, with a win here.

Chris Wilder’s Blades have only lost two away matches in the Premier League all season - at Manchester City and Liverpool. They’re the strong favourites to win here at 13/10. 

A John Fleck double gave Sheffield United a professional 2-0 win over Villa in the reverse fixture back in December, while the two meetings in the Championship were memorable and high-scoring affairs - a 3-3 draw here at Villa Park, with a three-goal comeback in the last 10 minutes from Villa, something they couldn’t manage in a 4-1 thrashing at Bramall Lane.

Sheffield United’s superiority over Aston Villa is evidenced by being 12 places and 18 points better off this season, and their recent record. This will be an early indication of how well the two clubs have coped with the disruption of training in lockdown, but if it’s normal service resumed then Sheffield United deserve to be favourites.

We recommend backing Sheffield United to get an away win at 13/10. 

*All prices correct at the time of writing and subject to change

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Simulation

Sheffield United vs Aston Villa

This is a very close match-up.
In 10,000 simulations Sheffield United won 33.8%, Aston Villa won 33.3% and there was a 32.9% chance of a draw.
Overall, the average simulation score is Sheffield United 1.0 to Aston Villa 1.0.
In simulation wins, Sheffield United averages 7.6 shots and 3.0 shots on goal.
They average 1.9 goals in simulated victories vs just 0.4 in simulation losses.
When Aston Villa wins they average 9.0 shots and 3.5 shots on goal.
They average 1.9 goals in simulated victories vs just 0.4 in simulation losses.

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Match Information

  • Premier League
  • Round 28
  • Villa Park
  • Michael Oliver
  • 17 Jun, 18:00

Predictions

Markets Odds Probability% Bet Here
Over 0.5 In 1st Half
9/2 Bookmaker
73%Panelty

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Both Teams To Score
50/1 Bookmaker
62%Panelty

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Under 2.5 In Full Time
3/4 Bookmaker
58%Panelty

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Sum of Goal Between 2 & 3
20/21 Bookmaker
58%Panelty

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Last Goal After 73 Minutes
6/5 Bookmaker
58%Panelty

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Betting Tips

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Correct Score - Sheffield United To Win 0-2

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League Table

Place Team GP Won Draw Lost GF GA GD Points
1 Liverpool 38 32 3 3 85 33 52 99
2 Manchester City 38 26 3 9 102 35 67 81
3 Manchester United 38 18 12 8 66 36 30 66
4 Chelsea 38 20 6 12 69 54 15 66
5 Leicester City 38 18 8 12 67 41 26 62
6 Tottenham 38 16 11 11 61 47 14 59
7 Wolverhampton Wanderers 38 15 14 9 51 40 11 59
8 Arsenal 38 14 14 10 56 48 8 56
9 Sheffield United 38 14 12 12 39 39 0 54
10 Burnley 38 15 9 14 43 50 -7 54
11 Southampton 38 15 7 16 51 60 -9 52
12 Everton 38 13 10 15 44 56 -12 49
13 Newcastle United 38 11 11 16 38 58 -20 44
14 Crystal Palace 38 11 10 17 31 50 -19 43
15 Brighton and Hove Albion 38 9 14 15 39 54 -15 41
16 West Ham United 38 10 9 19 49 62 -13 39
17 Aston Villa 38 9 8 21 41 67 -26 35
18 AFC Bournemouth 38 9 7 22 40 65 -25 34
19 Watford 38 8 10 20 36 64 -28 34
20 Norwich City 38 5 6 27 26 75 -49 21
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Recent Head-to-Head Results

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Aston Villa 0-0 Sheffield United
14-Dec-2019
Sheffield United 2-0 Aston Villa
08-Feb-2019
Aston Villa 3-3 Sheffield United
01-Sep-2018
Sheffield United 4-1 Aston Villa
30-Jan-2018
Sheffield United 0-1 Aston Villa
23-Dec-2017
Aston Villa 2-2 Sheffield United

Aston Villa Last 5 Games

26/07/2020
West Ham United 1-1 Aston Villa
21/07/2020
Aston Villa 1-0 Arsenal
16/07/2020
Everton 1-1 Aston Villa
12/07/2020
Aston Villa 2-0 Crystal Palace
09/07/2020
Aston Villa 0-3 Manchester United

Sheffield United Last 5 Games

26/07/2020
Southampton 3-1 Sheffield United
20/07/2020
Sheffield United 0-1 Everton
16/07/2020
Leicester City 2-0 Sheffield United
11/07/2020
Sheffield United 3-0 Chelsea
08/07/2020
Sheffield United 1-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers

Lineups

Aston Villa
(4-3-3)
Sheffield United
(3-5-2)
  • 25. Ø. Nyland

  • 15. E. Konsa

    76'
  • 18. M. Targett

  • 30. K. Hause

  • 40. T. Mings

  • 10. J. Grealish

  • 14. C. Hourihane

  • 6. Douglas Luiz Yellow Card

  • 7. J. McGinn

    76'
  • 21. A. El Ghazi

    69'
  • 39. K. Davis

    69'

Substitutes

  • 29. Pepe Reina

  • 3. N. Taylor

  • 27. Ahmed El Mohamady

    76'
  • 11. M. Nakamba

    76'
  • 23. Jota Peleteiro

  • 17. Trézéguet

    69'
  • 19. Borja Bastón

  • 20. M. Samatta

    69'
  • 1. D. Henderson

  • 6. C. Basham

  • 2. G. Baldock

  • 19. J. Robinson

  • 3. E. Stevens

  • 12. J. Egan

  • 32. S. Berge

    69'
  • 7. J. Lundstram Yellow Card

  • 16. O. Norwood

  • 10. B. Sharp

    69'
  • 9. O. McBurnie

    80'

Substitutes

  • 25. S. Moore

  • 18. K. Freeman

  • 15. P. Jagielka

  • 8. L. Freeman

    69'
  • 23. B. Osborn

  • 26. J. Rodwell

  • 24. L. Clarke

  • 22. L. Mousset

    80'
  • 17. D. McGoldrick

    69'
Aston Villa Aston Villa
Sheffield United Sheffield United
12
Corners
4
6
Shots On Target
1
49
Possession
51
1
Yellow Cards
1
0
Red Cards
0
7
Shots Off Target
4
84
Attacks
107
45
Dangerous
64

Aston Villa v Sheffield United

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    Goal-line technology failed as Sheffield United drew 0-0 at Aston Villa.

    The Blades were forced to settle for a 0-0 draw after goal-line technology failed on Wednesday, in the top flight’s first game for three months after the coronavirus pandemic halted sport.

    Goalkeeper Orjan Nyland carried Oliver Norwood’s free kick across the line but a goal was not awarded.

    Referee Michael Oliver’s watch did not signal a goal and play continued with the video assistant referee failing to intervene.

    Victory would have taken Sheffield United into the top five and the Blades will have to wait to see how much the error will cost them in the race for Europe.

    They struggled to impose themselves at an empty Villa Park though and Dean Henderson denied John McGinn, with Keinan Davis heading a fine first-half chance over as Villa missed the chance to climb out of the relegation zone.

    Dean Smith’s side remain second bottom and a point from safety but, after dominating for long spells, will considering it a huge missed chance in their basement battle.

    Every player and official took a knee before kicking off in a huge and striking show of support to the Black Lives Matter movement.

    It was a poignant image, which came after a moment of silence for coronavirus victims.

    Once the game began, Conor Hourihane tested Henderson after five minutes and Davies – making his first league start of the season – headed over from close range.

    Villa, desperately needing points after one win from their last seven games, were the better team but relied on a huge slice of fortune three minutes before the break.

    The Blades had barely threatened as they struggled to get into their stride after their enforced three-month break but should have gone ahead.

    Norwood swung in a deep free kick from the left and as Nyland went to catch it, team-mate Davis bundled him in.

    The goalkeeper clearly carried the ball across the line but referee Oliver waved away United’s claims, indicating his watch had not gone off.

    The technology failed for the first time since it was introduced in the Premier League in 2013.

    VAR did not intervene as play continued and Villa won a free kick, starting a new passage of play – although it could have checked in the interim period.

    Villa tried to take their reprieve and pressed a lacklustre Blades after the break.

    Davis just missed Anwar El Ghazi’s low cross and Henderson turned McGinn’s curling effort wide on the hour.

    The hosts, who welcome Chelsea on Sunday, had energy but – as so often this season – lacked the killer touch.

    And they escaped when Oli McBurnie headed at Nyland with 20 minutes left after Villa almost played themselves into trouble before conceding a corner.

    Neither side could find the breakthrough though as the top flight restart ended goalless.

    Speaking about the decision not to award his side a goal at Villa Park, Blades boss Chris Wilder told Sky Sports: “My issue is obviously one of frustration.

    “Seven cameras haven’t picked it up, the most technical league in the world, video analysis, and everything we see at every angle, and it hasn’t seen a goal. That’s disappointing from our point of view.

    “The statement’s come out. Unprecedented as they talk about. Unbelievable. I did have a bit of a laugh and joke today, would you believe. I did say: ‘I wouldn’t bet against us being the first ones for it to go against us’, and it certainly has this evening.

    “We were waiting for somebody, I don’t know who, at Stockley Park to show a bit of courage and make the decision.”

    A statement from the Professional Game Match Officials Board explained why VAR did not intervene when the technology failed.

    Watch Match Highlights: Aston Villa 0-0 Sheffield United

    It read: “Under the IFAB protocol, the VAR is able to check goal situations, however due to the fact that the on-field match officials did not receive a signal, and the unique nature of that, the VAR did not intervene.”

    Lineups

    Sheffield United

    ( 4-3-3 )

    • 1. D. Henderson

    • 6. C. Basham

    • 2. G. Baldock

    • 19. J. Robinson

    • 3. E. Stevens

    • 12. J. Egan

    • 32. S. Berge

      69'
    • 7. J. Lundstram Yellow Card

    • 16. O. Norwood

    • 10. B. Sharp

      69'
    • 9. O. McBurnie

      80'

    Substitutes

    • 25. S. Moore

    • 18. K. Freeman

    • 15. P. Jagielka

    • 8. L. Freeman

      69'
    • 23. B. Osborn

    • 26. J. Rodwell

    • 24. L. Clarke

    • 22. L. Mousset

      80'
    • 17. D. McGoldrick

      69'