Match Preview: Aston Villa 0-0 Sheffield Utd Predictions and Betting Tips, Premier League

Tips & Predictions For Today, June 17, 2020.

League: ENGLAND: Premier League – Round 28
Match: 18:00 Aston Villa – Sheffield Utd
Tip: Over 1.5 Goals
Odd: 1.38
Bookmaker: Bet365
Match Result: 0:0 LOST

Match Preview

  • Struggling Aston Villa are looking to end a four-game losing Premier League (PL) run, with all four games witnessing Dean Smith’s side trail at half-time. They conceded four goals from the 31st minute to half-time across those four fixtures, and have also conceded before half-time in the previous three competitive H2Hs at Villa Park.
  • In this PL return, the ‘Villans’ would have preferred not to have been facing a side from the division’s top ten given their poor league record vs such teams (W1, D2, L11). They conceded 2+ goals in all but one of those matches, and have also conceded after the 70th minute in their five home games vs sides currently placed inside the top ten.
  • Sheffield United are unbeaten in four PL matches (W3, D1), and have had a strong season overall. Despite this, they have failed to score over 2.5 goals in any of their previous 15 PL matches, and their average of 1.07 goals scored per game is one of the division’s lowest.
  • The ‘Blades’ counter this unremarkable attack with an exquisite defence, and only league leaders Liverpool can better their average of 0.89 goals conceded per game. As such, 78.57% of their league fixtures have featured under 2.5 goals.
  • Players to watch: Jack Grealish is Villa’s top PL scorer with seven this season, and he has bagged two goals across his previous five PL away matches.
  • Billy Sharp has netted two goals in his previous three PL games for Sheffield United – but also watch out for John Fleck who bagged a brace vs Villa in the last H2H.
  • Stat attack: Just two of Villa’s 13 PL home matches were 0-0 at half-time.
  • Villa have scored 2+ goals in four of their previous six competitive home H2Hs.
  • Sheffield United have won just one of their previous eight competitive visits to Villa Park (W1, D3, L4).
Head-to-head matches: ASTON VILLA – SHEFFIELD UTD
14.12.19 PL Sheffield Utd Aston Villa 2 : 0
08.02.19 CHA Aston Villa Sheffield Utd 3 : 3
01.09.18 CHA Sheffield Utd Aston Villa 4 : 1
30.01.18 CHA Sheffield Utd Aston Villa 0 : 1
23.12.17 CHA Aston Villa Sheffield Utd 2 : 2