Aston Villa v Sheff Utd Betting Tips

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20:45 Fri 08 Feb
Football
England
Championship
Tip: Over 2.5 Goals
Units: 1/5
Odds: -139

Aston Villa have had a strange old season which began with Steve Bruce in charge, although the natives got increasingly restless and Dean Smith is now hoping to steer the Midlands club to the Premier League.

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It looks a big ask for the Villans to land a play-off spot considering they sit four points behind sixth-placed Derby having played a game more and it might soon get to the stage where they run out of games to grab a play-off spot.

At least they have the division’s leading scorer and Tammy Abraham’s form has been sensational in the Championship this term, with the Chelsea forward having plundered nineteen goals this season and he’s in a rich vein of form right now.

Since scoring at Derby on 10 November, the former Swansea forward has bagged fifteen goals in thirteen matches, with the England striker having scored in his last seven matches at Villa Park.

Sheffield United arrive with automatic promotion on their minds and they will hope to close the gap on Leeds and Norwich, with Chris Wilder having seen his side win seven times on the road this term.

There have been forty-two goals scored in their fifteen away games this season, so they always seem to roll their sleeves up and have a pop at whichever opponents they are facing, with striker Billy Sharp currently one goal behind Abraham.

We’re backing a high goal count in this clash, with the past five Aston Villa games featuring three goals or more and Dean Smith clearly wants his side to be forward-thinking and look to outscore the opposition.

Draws are no good for a team in Villa’s position, especially as there are so many sides vying for those hallowed play-off spots and we should expect an attacking and entertaining game of football.

BETTING TIP
Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.72 with bet365

Team News

Aston Villa: 4-1-4-1 (Confirmed Line-up)

Sheffield United: 3-5-2 (Confirmed Line-up)

  • 28
    Lovre Kalinic
  • 03
    Neil Taylor
  • 40
    Tyrone Mings
  • 24
    Tommy Elphick
  • 21
    Alan Hutton
  • 15
    Mile Jedinak
  • 22
    Anwar El-Ghazi
  • 07
    John McGinn
  • 14
    Conor Hourihane
  • 26
    Jonathan Kodjia
  • 18
    Tammy Abraham
  • 01
    Dean Henderson
  • 06
    Chris Basham
  • 12
    John Egan
  • 05
    Jack O'Connell
  • 02
    George Baldock
  • 16
    Oliver Norwood
  • 08
    Kieran Dowell
  • 04
    John Fleck
  • 03
    Enda Stevens
  • 10
    Billy Sharp
  • 14
    Gary Madine

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Championship - League Table

# Team G W D L +/- P
1 Norwich 46 27 13 6 93:57 94
2 Sheffield Unite 46 26 11 9 78:41 89
3 Leeds 46 25 8 13 73:50 83
4 West Bromwich A 46 23 11 12 87:62 80
5 Aston Villa 46 20 16 10 82:61 76
6 Derby 46 20 14 12 69:54 74
7 Middlesbrough 46 20 13 13 49:41 73
8 Bristol City 46 19 13 14 59:53 70
9 Nottingham Fore 46 17 15 14 61:54 66
10 Swansea 46 18 11 17 65:62 65
11 Sheffield Wedne 46 16 16 14 60:62 64
12 Hull 46 17 11 18 66:68 62
13 Brentford 45 16 13 16 72:59 61
14 Birmingham 46 14 19 13 64:58 61
15 Preston 46 16 13 17 67:67 61
16 Blackburn 46 16 12 18 64:69 60
17 Stoke 46 11 22 13 45:52 55
18 Wigan 46 13 13 20 51:64 52
19 Queens Park Ran 46 14 9 23 53:71 51
20 Reading 46 10 17 19 49:66 47
21 Millwall 46 10 14 22 48:64 44
22 Rotherham 46 8 16 22 52:83 40
23 Bolton 45 8 8 29 29:77 32
24 Ipswich 46 5 16 25 36:77 31