Sheffield United vs Aston VillaEnglish Premier League, KO: 17:30 Feb 3, 2024, Bramall Lane
ASTON VILLA will be bidding to get back to winning ways in the Premier League when they square off with Sheffield United at Bramall Lane on Saturday evening.
Unai Emery’s side fell to their first league defeat at Villa Park in almost a year when losing 3-1 to Newcastle on Tuesday night.
That setback coupled with results elsewhere means that Villa are no longer occupying a place in the top four of the Premier League table.
Seeking to get their quest for Champions League qualification back on track, Villa will look to bounce back with a win at basement boys Sheffield United this weekend.
The beleaguered Blades' relegation fears heightened following a damaging 3-2 defeat Crystal Palace in midweek.
As such, Chris Wilder’s side now find themselves nine points from safety going into their Saturday evening encounter with Aston Villa.
Despite winning just one of their last four Premier League away games, Aston Villa are odds-on 3/5 favourites at Bet 365.
Aston Villa have been going through a sticky patch of late so I’m going to opt for a more conservative approach by bundling up the visitors on the Double Chance alongside Auston Trusty to commit a foul at 5/6 at PaddyPower.
Unai Emery’s side have won just one of their last five Premier League matches, a sequence that includes a stalemate with latest opponents Sheffield United.
What’s more, the Villians have emerged victorious from just four of their 11 top-flight road trips this term, so it’s hard to fully trust them in the Steel City on Saturday evening.
With that in mind, coupled with the slight signs of improvement that Sheffield United have shown under returning boss Chris Wilder, I’m happy to get some added insurance with Villa Double Chance.
We can boot that selection up to 5/6 (PaddyPower) by backing Sheffield United’s Auston Trusty to commit a minimum of one foul.
The Blades left-back has been reprimanded by the referee in nine of his 15 Premier League starts this season, a sample that includes three of his last five top-flight outings.
Elsewhere, I’ll also back Sheffield United’s Ben Brereton Díaz to have a shot on target during this televised tussle at 11/10 with PaddyPower.
The Chile international has notched in both of his Premier League appearances for the Blades since joining on loan from Villarreal earlier this month so a solitary shot on target here looks worthy of interest at odds-against.
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