Aston Villa 7-4-17, Sheffield United 11-10-7
6/17/20 1 pm
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Aston Villa is hosting Sheffield United at Villa Park in round 28 of the English Premier League.
Aston Villa is one of the weakest teams in the EPL and they have lost their last 5 games in a row. With only 25 points, Aston Villa is in 19th place, which is in the relegation zone, but the good news for Aston Villa is that they are only 2 points away from the safe zone. In their last 5 games, Villa has conceded 13 goals, while scoring only 4 goals. In the EPL, Aston Villa is the worst defensive team with 56 conceded goals in 28 games, which is an average of 2 conceded goals per game. With 34 scored goals, Villa is not the best offensive team, but they are also not the worst team. In their latest EPL match against Leicester on the road, Aston Villa has had only 36% of ball possession, 1 shot on goal, 0 corner kicks, and 69% of the correct passes. This was a match where Aston Villa was defending for the entire match and in the end, Villa has lost this game 4-0. Jack Grealish is Aston Villa’s top goalscorer with 7 goals and 6 assists, while Wesley added 5 goals. There are no injured or suspended players for Aston Villa. I’m not confident that Aston Villa can get out of the relegation zone as the teams they are competing against are the better teams and they are in the better form, or they were before the season was paused.
Sheffield is having a fantastic season, a season they could have only dreamed about. With 43 points, Sheffield is in 7th place in the standings, just 2 points away from the Europa League. With only 25 conceded goals, Sheffield is one of the best defensive teams in the EPL this season, but the 30 scored goals might not be enough to get to that 5th place. Sheffield hasn’t lost any of their last 6 games, while they conceded only 3 goals during that stretch. In their last EPL match against Norwich City at home, Sheffield has had 41% of the ball possession, 4 shots on goal, 10 corner kicks, and 74% of the correct passes. Sheffield has scored a goal in the 36th minute, and then their defense took over the control. Sheffield was defending great in this match and has deservedly won this game 1-0. Mousset and Fleck have both scored 5 goals for Sheffield this season and both of them are expected to be in the starting lineup in this game. There are no injuries for Sheffield, and they can continue their run at full strength. I like when the smaller team like Sheffield does surprising stuff in the season because we are seeing something new, but the good news for Sheffield is that they are pretty consistent in doing that and I hope they can get to the Europa League.
It’s obvious that Sheffield is the better team here, and in the better form, but we can’t be sure what will happen after a break this long. Without much thinking, I will side with the better team here, and that is Sheffield United.