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This muppet took on David Moyes’ side in their last two against Burnley and West Brom and my fingers were well and truly burnt. Are they really capable of a top-eight finish though?
If they get there it will be based around being very disciplined at the back. In their last four Premier League games, they’ve shipped just one goal – a metric backed up by expected goals data of just 1.94. It’s Manchester City levels of rearguard action.
No goals scored, an average of just nine touches in the opposition box per match and 1.6 shots on target per match.
I’m always keen to treat a negative narrative like the one surrounding Newcastle with caution but in this case the toxicity towards their performance levels are fully justified. I’ve never seen a Premier League team so comfortable at 2-0 up than Aston Villa were on Saturday.
The lack of endeavour, bite and spark in midfield for the Toon was jaw-dropping.
Since losing to Spurs in November, City have conceded just two goals in 10 games, winning seven of those to nil.
West Brom were actually one of the two teams to break through the City barricades in Slaven Bilic’s final game in charge and although Sam Allardyce has given the Baggies at least a glimmer of survival hope, this fixture has a predictable look to it.
If you’re going to get a result at Burnley, your two centre-backs need to stand strong. And, in Tyrone Mings and Ezri Konsa, Villa have two excellent defenders that relish a battle and defend their box with great authority. They’ve been part of a back four that has registered nine clean sheets this term.
If those two maintain their performance levels for this encounter, Villa should carry more than enough attacking threat to make the 11/10 on an away win with Sky Bet a winning price.
I’m keen to get Sheffield United on my side for this one.
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Chris Wilder has found a formula that is generating progressive football once again – it’s a shame it’s come 10 games too late.
Trusting the Blades in the match result market looks too risky though as terrible finishing and defending their box properly will surely hold them back at Old Trafford.
You can get 10/11 with Sky Bet on Wilder’s boys with a +2 goal head start on the handicap, meaning you’ll cop a return if they win, draw or lose by one goal.
That makes perfect sense in what is likely to be a tougher assignment than many foresee for this Manchester United side.