Sheff Utd vs Aston Villa predictions: Villans to be pushed all the way
- Sheff Utd have scored seven goals in their last four home games
- Aston Villa have lost two of their previous 10 on the road
- Recommended bet: Aston Villa to win and both teams to score
Sheffield United and Aston Villa will look to recover from midweek defeats when they face each other at Bramall Lane in the Premier League on Saturday evening.
The Blades fell to a 3-2 defeat away at Crystal Palace, while Aston Villa were beaten 3-1 by Newcastle United away from home.
Chris Wilder's side held Villa to a 1-1 draw when they last met in December and it promises to be another competitive affair this time around.
Due to long-term injury issues, Wilder will be without Chris Basham, John Egan, George Baldock, and Daniel Jebbison.
Max Lowe and Tom Davies are close to returning to action, but Saturday's game comes too soon for the pair.
Goalkeeper Ivo Grbic is doubtful due to concussion protocols after leaving the field against Crystal Palace with a head injury, meaning Wes Foderingham could return between the sticks.
Striker Rhian Brewster will serve the third and final game of his three-match suspension.
Villa pair Tyrone Mings and Emiliano Buendia remain long-term absentees, while Pau Torres, Jhon Duran and Lucas Digne are all hoping to return later this month.
Deadline-day signing Morgan Rogers could line up on the bench and he is likely to be joined by Jacob Ramsey, who has recently recovered from a thigh injury.
Sheffield United have only won two of their previous 10 matches and one of those came in the FA Cup against Gillingham.
While Wilder has made the Blades more competitive, they are still struggling to string results together and they have won two of their last 10 at home in all competitions.
Aston Villa's recent form has been troubling boss Unai Emery, with the Villans without a win in three matches.
However, he will fancy his team's chances, with Villa losing only two of their last 10 on their travels.
The Blades troubled Villa when the two teams last met and they can certainly find the back of the net this time around as well.
Wilder's men have scored seven goals in their previous four at home and the arrival of Ben Brereton Diaz has added some extra quality to their attack.
However, Villa have enough quality throughout their squad to trouble the home side and they should be able to squeeze past them and return to winning ways.
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