Odds, referee, TV details: Everything you need to know ahead of Sheffield United v Aston Villa

Rock bottom Sheffield United welcome Aston Villa to Bramall Lane on Wednesday evening.

By Ashley Booker
Tuesday, 2nd March 2021, 9:30 am

Chris Wilder’s Blades’ are desperately fighting for their Premier League lives after going down to their 21st defeat in 26 games against Liverpool on Sunday – leaving them 15 points from safety with only a dozen fixtures remaining.

Their next opponents will arrive in South Yorkshire in ninth place, six points behind West Ham United – who occupy the final Champions League berth – but with two games in hand on David Moyes’ men.

But how can you watch the clash between Sheffield United v Aston Villa? Here, we take you through everything you need to know…

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Chris Wilder and Dean Smith will be in opposite dugouts again when Sheffield United take on Aston Villa at Bramall Lane on Wednesday evening. (Photo by Paul Ellis/Pool via Getty Images)

When is the match? What time is kick-off?

The game takes place at Bramall Lane on Wednesday, March 3 and kick-off is at 6pm.

Is Sheffield United v Aston Villa on TV?

Yes, the game will be broadcast live on BT Sport.

Its coverage begins at 5.30pm and the game will be screened on BT Sport1.

You can sign up to a BT Sport subscription HERE or a monthly BT Sport pass is available HERE for £25.

How else can I follow the game?

As ever, The Star will also be running a comprehensive live blog with team news, live updates, reaction and analysis from Danny Hall and James Shield – who will be among only a handful of people allowed into Bramall Lane. You can follow them on Twitter via @DannyHall04 and @JamesShield1.

Who is the referee?

The referee for Sheffield United versus Aston Villa is Robert Jones and his assistants are Darren Cann and Derek Eaton.

Tony Harrington will be the fourth official, while Graham Scott is on VAR duty.

Lee Betts is the assistant VAR.

What are the odds?

Paddy Power is offering the following odds on the game:

Sheffield United – 11/4

Draw – 12/5

Aston Villa – EVS

Meanwhile, Paddy Power is offering a odds of 5/1 on Aston Villa’s Anwar El Ghazi and Ollie Watkins to score first, with Keinan Davis at 6/1.

Sheffield United’s Lys Mousset and Oli McBurnie to score first are priced at 13/2 currently, with Rhian Brewster, Billy Sharp and David McGoldrick all 7/1.

All odds correct at the time of writing. Over 18s only. Please gamble responsibly and Be Gamble Aware. www.begambleaware.org.

Are any tickets available?

No, supporters are not currently allowed into grounds to watch matches in England due to ongoing Covid-19 restrictions set out by the Government.

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