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Sheffield United v Aston Villa Prediction & Betting Tips – 30th January 2018

29th January 2018 / lee
Championship Betting

Sheffield United v Aston Villa Championship, 30th January 7.45pm

The Blades have steadied the ship with a three-match undefeated streak of form in the league and a recent win at Norwich will have boosted their confidence. They need some momentum to get back into the play off race now. This is a tough game for them though against the Villains who are up in fifth, four points clear of them and on a great four-match winning streak. The Blades are 5/4 at Ladbrokes for the win, with the draw at 21/10 and Villa at 12/5* (Betting Odds taken on January 28th, 2018 at 7:12 p.m.)

Sheffield United v Aston Villa Betting Tips

The Blades need to get themselves going again as they have taken just the two wins in their last eleven Championship fixtures. It’s been a huge drop of form for them but the positives are that those two wins have come in their last five league games (W2 D2 L1). So maybe they are starting to find their feet again. The took a win at Norwich back on January 20th so now have the chance to make it back to back wins in the league. Their form overall at Bramall Lane is pretty good with a W8 D2 L4 record there but they are only W1 D2 L3 in their last six league outings on home soil, so you can see how much they have fallen apart. The Blades have averaged 1.6 goals per game this season on home soil in the Championship and half of their home wins have been by a one-goal margin only. Defensively they haven’t been that bad with them having conceded under a goal per game on average.

The Blades earned a 2-2 draw at Villa Park earlier in the season and that was the first ever Championship duel between the two sides. In the last six meetings between the two sides, things are evenly balanced between them with two wins each and two draws. If you want to look back at longer history then the Blades have managed to win just one of their last five home games against the Villains (D1 L3). In the Ladbrokes correct score market, the shortest priced option is the 1-1 draw at 5/1* (Betting Odds taken on January 28th, 2018 at 11:56 p.m.) and the most frequent scoreline that has cropped up at Bramall Lane this season is a 1-0 home which has happened on three occasions. The Blades have opened the scoring in eight of their fourteen home games. Top scorer for the Blades is Leon Clarke who has scored 11 of his 15 league goals this season on home soil.

The last six clashes between Aston Villa and Sheffield United have all seen at least three goals in them so over 2.5 goals at Ladbrokes has to be weighed up here. Aston Villa have found their stride with a four-match winning streak and that is the second time this season that they have managed to do that. They have shipped only the one goal in their last four league outings now and they have won their last two away games in the championship by a 1-0 scoreline. So this all does point to this being a low scoring game whatever the outcome, but then history suggest that it won’t be. Villa have posted a W6 D3 L5 record for the season and they have taken a clean sheet in 43% of their away games. Only one of their away games have made it over three goals this season. Villa have scored in each of their last six Championship fixtures and a half-time draw at Ladbrokes looks great value because Villa have been level in seven of their fourteen road games this season. 64% of the goals that they have conceded away from home have come in the second half of matches.

Who will win – Sheffield United v Aston Villa Predictions

Aston Villa are good enough and in confident enough form at the moment to go and get a huge three points for themselves at Bramall Lane. The Blades are still searching hard to get that winning momentum back and it’s not there at the moment, so have a look at the visitors.

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* All mentioned odds were valid at the time of writing. Betting odds are subject to fluctuations. Please check the current odds with the respective bookmaker!

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