Aston Villa host Sheffield United
Aston Villa host Sheffield United at the Villa Park in the first Premier League game since the COVID-19 quarantine break. We are so happy that one of the most exciting leagues in the world is back. Let’s see what these two teams are fighting for at the moment.
Aston Villa are fighting for their future in the league. The Villans are in the relegation zone being 19th with 25 points. At this moment they are just two points behind the 17th Watford, so the hope for survival is alive. The question is – can they make this jump to the safe zone?
Before the COVID-19 break Aston Villa were in a terrible run of four consecutive defeats in the league. Taking this into account, we could say that for Villa this three months break came in the right moment. Now we will see how good they managed to prepare for the restart of the league.
Aston Villa have some problems in the squad before this game. Heaton, Wesley and Steer are missing the next match because of injuries.
Sheffield United were enjoying a great season before the break. The Blades are currently 7th in the league with 43 points, which is a great achievement for a newcomer in the Premier League. They are close to an Europa League qualification as well which makes their performance even more impressive at this point.
11 wins, 10 draws and 7 losses – this is Sheffield United’s performance so far. The Blades are now just two points behind the 5th Manchester United. If they manage to take the 5th place Sheffield United will play in the Champions League which is going to be truly historical for them.
Can Aston Villa oppose an obviously stronger team such as Sheffield United on Wednesday? If they want to keep their place in the league, they must at least try.