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Aston Villa vs. Sheffield United prediction, odds: 2023 English Premier League picks, best bets for Dec. 22
How to watch the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Sheffield United, as well as kick-off time and team news.
Aston Villa will aspire to go atop the Premier League standings when they welcome bottom-placed Sheffield United to Villa Park on Friday.
Unai Emery has led the Villans to astonishing heights in the English top flight this season. Along with topping Group E of the Europa Conference League, Villa can go extend their unbeaten run to 10 matches in all competitions after last picking up a 2-1 win at Brentford.
Having beaten Brentford 1-0 before facing a 2-0 loss to Chelsea, the Blades will aim for only their third league win of the campaign when they take on Villa.
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Aston Villa vs Sheffield United kick-off time & stadium
Date: December 22, 2023
Kick-off time: 8 pm GMT
Venue: Villa Park
The Premier League match between Aston Villa and Sheffield United will be played at Villa Park in Birmingham, England.
It will kick off at 8 pm GMT on December 22 in the United Kingdom (UK).
Team news & squads
Aston Villa team news
With Tyrone Mings, Emiliano Buendia, Bertrand Traore and Robin Olsen all sidelined through injuries, Pau Torres and Youri Tielemans remain doubts for the tie.
Boubacar Kamara has been slapped with a three-game ban following his straight red card against Brentford, while Douglas Luiz and Lucas Digne return from their own suspensions.
So Luiz should fill in for Kamara in midfield, but Digne might have lost his place to Alex Moreno at left-back.
In attack, Ollie Watkins will be partnered by either Matty Cash or Moussa Diaby, with Leon Bailey also pushing for a start.
Aston Villa possible XI: Martinez; Konsa, Carlos, Torres, Moreno; Cash, Luiz, Ramsey, McGinn; Diaby, Watkins.
Goalkeepers: Martinez, Marschall
Defenders: Torres, Konsa, Carlos, Lenglet, Hause, Digne, Moreno, Cash, Chambers
Midfielders: Dendoncker, Ramsey, Luiz, McGinn, Tielemans, Iroegbunam, Zaniolo, Bailey, Diaby
Forwards: Watkins, Duran
Sheffield United team news
The visitors will be without a lot of injured players namely, Chris Basham, John Egan, Tom Davies, Rhys Norrington-Davies and Rhian Brewster, while Daniel Jebbison misses out on account of illness.
On the other hand, Jack Robinson is back after serving a one-match ban and is likely to reclaim his place from Auston Trusty at centre-back.
With Oli McBurnie upfront, James McAtee, Vinicius Souza, Andre Brooks and Gustavo Hamer are all expected to be involved in support.
Sheffield United possible XI: Foderingham; Bogle, Ahmedhodzic, Robinson, Lowe; McAtee, Souza, Brooks, Hamer, Archer; McBurnie.
Goalkeepers: Foderingham, A. Davies, Amissah
Defenders: Ahmedhedzic, Trusty, Robinson, Thomas, Larouci, Lowe, Bogle, Seriki
Midfielders: Hamer, Souza, McAtee, Slimane, Norwood, Fleck, Coulibaly, Osborn, Baldock
Forwards: Archer, McBurnie, Traore, Osula
The following is the head-to-head record of the last five meetings between Aston Villa and Sheffield United across all competitions.
Date Match Competition
March 3, 2021 Sheffield United 1-0 Aston Villa Premier League
September 21, 2020 Aston Villa 1-0 Sheffield United Premier League
June 17, 2020 Aston Villa 0-0 Sheffield United Premier League
December 14, 2019 Sheffield United 2-0 Aston Villa Premier League
February 8, 2019 Aston Villa 3-3 Sheffield United Championship
Unai Emery’s high-flying Villans have arguably been the team of the season. Meanwhile, the Blades are rock bottom and the return of Chris Wilder has not yet changed things. What's more, Aston Villa simply do not lose at home – they are on a record-breaking 15-match winning streak at Villa Park.
Unlike their free-scoring opponents, Sheffield Utd struggle to find the back of the net. Indeed they've scored just one-third of the goals Villa have so far. When combined with their inability to keep a clean sheet, it is easy to see why they are in their current predicament. Ollie Watkins and co. will fancy their chances of adding to their goal tally.
The Villans are without some key players though. Boubacar Kamara and Lucas Digne are both suspended, while Youri Tielemans, Leon Bailey and Pau Torres are all injury doubts. The Blades also have up to seven players absent through injury.
Shocks happen, though, and the visitors may yet get their new manager bounce. One thing you can guarantee is that the players will give it all for Wilder. Make sure you know how to watch Premier League live streams from anywhere.
Hopes for Aston Villa are as high as they've been in years, and they don't want to slip up, especially when they host Sheffield United on Friday in an English Premier League match. The Villans (12-2-3) were at the top of the table after 20 games in 1998-99 but finished the season sixth, and they haven't been higher than that since. Following relegation and some lean years, Aston Villa sit third in the Premier League table in 2023-24, one point behind leader Arsenal. On Friday, the high-powered Villans face last-place Sheffield United (2-2-13), who have the EPL's worst defense, and an upset would be monumental.
Kickoff at Villa Park in Birmingham, England is set for 3 p.m. ET. The Villans are -425 favorites (risk $425 to win $100) in the latest Aston Villa vs. Sheffield United odds, while the Blades are +1000 underdogs and a draw is priced at +525. The over/under for total match goals is 3.5, and Villa are -1.5 (-145) in handicap betting. Before locking in any Aston Villa vs. Sheffield United picks, you need to see what proven SportsLine soccer insider Jon "Buckets" Eimer has to say.
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