Aston Villa vs Sheffield United Predictions & Best Bets | Picking Against the Spread

In a Champions League position, Aston Villa (12-3-2; 38 points) welcome Sheffield United (2-13-2; 8 points), currently looking at the real threat of relegation, at Villa Park on Friday. Kick off is at 20:00 GMT. Villa, who have won in 12 of the last 16 matches, will head into this clash with vital home advantage.

Villa and Sheffield U last faced each other in March 3, 2021 and the match ended in a 1-0 win for the Blades. Villa have a record of 6-2-2 in their last matches against Sheffield U. Villa have scored 14 goals across these head-to-head matches compared to Sheffield U’s seven.

Villa vs Sheffield U Prediction

BetMGM have Sheffield United as strong favorites going into this match with odds of 1.21, while Aston Villa are 13.5 outsiders. 3 total goals are predicted.

Aston Villa head into this game in a Champions League position having secured 12 wins, three losses and two draws in their last 17 matches. The squad has won in 12 of the latest sixteen matches. In total, they’ve bagged 37 goals, while yielding 21. This has predominantly been due to the work of Ollie Watkins, who has nine goals, and Douglas Luiz who has five. In their most recent match, Aston Villa beat Brentford 1-2.

Sheffield United heads into this match with eight points. They are looking at the real threat of relegation and their record right now has seen them pick up two wins, 13 losses and two draws over the course of 17 matches. The team has had 13 losses in the last seventeen matches and they have scored a total of 12 goals so far, allowing 43. Their top players Gustavo Hamer and Cameron Archer have scored two and two respectively. In their last match on Saturday, The Blades lost against Chelsea 2-0.

Going into this contest, Aston Villa have not formally ruled out anyone. Meanwhile, Sheffield United have yet to rule out any players.

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Moneyline Pick: Aston Villa (13.5)

Sheffield U are considered the favorite according to the betting market. The club could be experiencing a more fruitful month, coming into this matchup with a recent win percentage of 25% this December (one win). In contrast, Villa have a win percentage of 75% this December (three wins).

Villa vs Sheffield U Betting Odds

  • Moneyline: Aston Villa (1.21), Sheffield United (13.5)
  • Spread: Aston Villa 2 (2.03), Sheffield United 2 (1.87)
  • Over/Under: Under 3.25 Goals (1.9), Over 3.25 Goals (2)

Villa vs Sheffield U Betting Trends

  • Record last 10 games: Aston Villa 7-1-2, Sheffield United 2-7-1
  • Home/Road Split: Villa (12-3-2), Sheffield U (2-13-2)
  • Head-To-Head: Villa’s record is 6-2-2 in their last 7 matches against Sheffield U
  • Match Type: League

Over/Under Pick: Under 3.25 Total Goals (1.9)

Heading into this match, Villa have recorded an average of 1.9 goals per game so far this month while Sheffield U have averaged 0.25 goals per game up through now this month.

Spread Pick: Aston Villa 2 Goals (2.03)

For the bet to be a winner, Aston Villa will need to win by the amount of the spread or more in order to cover.

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