Aston Villa vs Sheffield United Betting Preview | 21 Sept 2020

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Making their Premier League return on Monday after being given extra time to recover, Aston Villa will look to make a winning start to the new campaign when they host Sheffield United from behind closed doors.

Making a return to competitive action while on EFL Cup duties earlier in the week, Dean Smith’s side came from behind to land a 3-1 win away at Burton Albion and will be hoping to drag that momentum into the New Year.

On the flip side, crashing out of the cup away on penalties after throwing away the lead at fellow top-flight outfight outfit Burnley on Thursday evening, the Blades could also only open up the 2020/2021 campaign with a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Wolves last weekend.

In what could prove to be a cagey encounter at Villa Park on Monday evening, you might be interested to know that when the two sides last faced off back in June, they played out a 0-0 draw in the Midlands. A similar stalemate can be found priced at 21/10 with Paddy Power.

Betting Tip: Under 2.5 goals – 4/6 @ Bet365
*Odds are correct at time of writing and are subject to change without prior notice.

Grealish to lead the charge?

Signing off their pre-season preparations with a 1-0 win against Manchester United in a behind closed doors friendly last weekend, it appears that the mood in Aston Villa’s camp could be on the rise.

Making a string of eye-catching signings this summer and really breaking the bank, there is no doubt that Head Coach Dean Smith would have been glad to see Jack Grealish open up his account on EFL Cup duties earlier in the week.

Leading Villa’s charge to come from 1-0 down away at Burton on Wednesday, the now-fully fledged England international finished a sublime volley and will be boosted after putting pen to paper on a new long term deal in midweek.

Playing a vital role in Villa’s great escape as they managed to avoid the drop earlier in the summer, Grealish will undoubtedly be looking to open his Premier League account on Monday evening.

Joined in attack by summer arrival Ollie Watkins, you might be interested to know that the 25-year-old can be found priced at 3/1 with Bet365 to record back-to-back strikes.

Betting Tip: Under 2.5 goals – 4/6 @ Bet365
*Odds are correct at time of writing and are subject to change without prior notice.

The gun shy Blades?

While Sheffield United might have shocked many on their Premier League return last season, the Blades rather drastically struggled to find their feet after returning from football’s enforced break.

Opening the New Year with a 2-0 defeat at home against Wolves last weekend, Monday’s guests could also only sign off the extended 2019/2020 campaign with three defeats on the bounce.

With many around Bramall Lane disappointed that Head Coach Chris Wilder has not added to his attacking ranks this summer, United have shown some continued issues in front of goal, particularly on their travels.

Collecting just a single point over the final five top-flight matchups on the road, it should also be highlighted that they managed to record just a single strike from open play on that winless run.

Also drawing a blank when they last made the trip to Villa Park back in June amidst real VAR drama, you might be interested to know that the Blades can be found priced at 2/1 with William Hill to leave without even a consolation strike to their name on Monday evening.


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