Sheffield United will try to ignite a climb from the bottom of the 2023-24 English Premier League table when they host Aston Villa on Saturday at Bramall Lane. Sheffield (2-4-16) are last in the Premier League standings, two points behind 19th-place Burnley. They have had some recent success against the visitors, but Aston Villa (13-4-5) sit in fifth place, eight points behind league leaders Liverpool. The Villans are three points behind Manchester City and Arsenal and even on points with Tottenham entering the weekend, so a victory could move them into the top four.
Saturday's kickoff in Sheffield, England is set for 12:30 p.m. ET. Aston Villa are -155 favorites (risk $155 to win $100) in the latest Sheffield United vs. Aston Villa odds. Sheffield United are +400 underdogs, and a draw is priced at +300. The Villans are -0.5 (-160) in handicap betting, and the over/under for total goals scored is 2.5. Before making any Aston Villa vs. Sheffield United picks or Premier League predictions, you need to see what proven SportsLine soccer expert Jon "Buckets" Eimer has to say.
Eimer is a high-volume bettor who has vast knowledge of leagues and players across the globe. Since joining SportsLine, he has covered the English Premier League, Serie A, the FA Cup and much more. In 2023 he was red-hot, going 248-234-12 for a profit of $2,593 for $100 bettors. That includes an 86-59-5 record in the Premier League for a $3,463 profit.
Now, Eimer has broken down Sheffield United vs. Aston Villa from every angle and revealed his picks and Premier League predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see Eimer's picks. Here are the betting lines and trends for Aston Villa vs. Sheffield United:
- Sheffield vs. Villa spread: Villa -0.5 (-160)
- Sheffield vs. Villa over/under: 2.5 goals
- Sheffield vs. Villa money line: Sheffield +400, Villa -155, Draw +300
- SHF: Have given up two or more goals in 17 of 22 league matches.
- AVL: Have scored more than twice in three of their past 11 overall.
- Sheffield vs. Villa picks: See picks at SportsLine
Why you should back Aston Villa
The Villans have been surging since a 14th-place finish in 2021-22, and they have an eye on a top-four spot after finishing seventh last season. The Blades have just two victories and are staring down the barrel of relegation. The hosts are 1-2-8 in their past 11 league matches. They have scored 25 fewer goals than Villa (19-44) while conceding 24 more (54-30) over 22 games. The Villans have almost twice as many shots on target (111-58), and Sheffield have yielded a league-high 142 on net.
Villa will be eager to rebound from their 3-1 home loss to Newcastle on Tuesday. They held the ball for 61% of the match and had a 6-5 edge in shots on target but fell behind early. Ollie Watkins pulled one back with his team-leading 10th league goal, but Villa couldn't come back. Leon Bailey usually comes off the bench but has six goals and six assists. Douglas Luiz (six goals), John McGinn (five goals) and Moussa DIaby (four) are among the others who give Villa a huge attacking advantage. See which team to pick here.
Why you should back Sheffield United
The Blades are 3-2-1 in the past six overall meetings with Villa dating to 2018, when both were in the Championship. They have won three in a row at Bramall Lane and pulled out a 1-1 draw at Villa Park in early December. Sheffield managed just five shots in the match but put two on net. Cameron Archer scored the opening goal in the 87th minute, but Villa equalized seven minutes into stoppage time. Sheffield United have scored 10 goals over their past four matches in all competitions.
One of those was a 4-0 victory against Gillingham in the third round of the FA Cup. William Osula and James McAtee each scored two goals in that one, and Osula has provided some spark. The 20-year-old Dane has yet to score a league goal but also tallied in a 5-2 FA Cup loss to Brighton last Saturday. McAtee, 21, scored as the Blades took a 2-1 lead 20 minutes in against Crystal Palace on Tuesday, but it ended in a 3-2 loss. Oliver McBurnie is the team's top scorer with four league goals. See which team to pick here.
How to make Sheffield United vs. Aston Villa picks
Eimer has analyzed Saturday's Premier League match from every possible angle and is going Over 2.5 goals as part of a combined bet. He has another strong play with odds of almost 3-1, as well as his full breakdown of this match. He's sharing his Premier League picks and analysis only at SportsLine.
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