The 2019/20 season is poised to restart after the coronavirus pandemic saw sport around the world shutdown.
Before the unplanned hiatus, Villa had lost four consecutive Premier League matches. They currently sit 19th, two points from safety.
Sheffield United were meanwhile in fine form. They last lost a Premier League match all the way back in January – losing 1-0 at home to reigning champions Manchester City – and they are currently 7th in the league. Win today and they will move to 5th, which could even see them earn a place in next season’s Champions League.
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When is the match?
Aston Villa vs Sheffield United is today. It gets underway at 6pm BST.
Is it on TV?
It is. Aston Villa vs Sheffield United will be shown live on Sky Sports.
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Will the match be free-to-air?
Unfortunately, Aston Villa vs Sheffield United is not one of the matches Sky have made free-to-air.
To watch the match without a Sky Sports subscription, you will need to purchase a Now TV pass.
What is the team news?
Villa XI: Nyland; Konsa, Hause, Mings, Targett; Hourihane, Douglas Luiz, McGinn; El Ghazi, Davis, Grealish (C)
Subs: Reina, Taylor, Nakamba, Trezeguet, Borja, Samatta, Jota, El Mohamady, Vassilev
United XI: Henderson; Baldock, Basham, Egan, Robinson, Stevens; Lundstram, Norwood, Berge; McBurnie, Sharp (C)
Subs: Jagielka, Rodwell, McGoldrick, Moore, Freeman, Osborn, Mousset, Clarke
What are the odds?
- Aston Villa to win: 2/1
- Draw: 12/5
- Sheffield United to win: 13/10
Aston Villa vs Sheffield United prediction
We’re expecting the Premier League to return with an entertaining, open match. Aston Villa will be desperate to claw their way out of the relegation zone and we think they can snatch a point at home.
Aston Villa 2-2 Sheffield United