Confirmed line-ups: Sheffield United vs Aston Villa

Steve Bruce manager of Aston Villa looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby County and Aston Villa at iPro Stadium on December 16, 2017 in Derby, England.

Sheffield United welcome Aston Villa to Bramall Lane in the Championship tonight.

Steve Bruce, Manager of Aston Villa looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Fulham and Aston Villa at Craven Cottage on April 17, 2017 in London, England.

Sheffield United starting line-up and substitutes:

Aston Villa starting line-up and substitutes:

Sheffield United welcome Aston Villa to Bramall Lane in the Championship tonight, in a game that means so much to both sides.

Chris Wilder's men head into the game on the back of two draws and a win in their last three Championship outings, and currently occupy seventh spot in the table, two points adrift of the play-off places.

Chris Wilder Manager of Sheffield United looks on prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Queens Park Rangers and Sheffield United at Loftus Road on October 31, 2017 in London,...

Steve Bruce's side, meanwhile, are in fine form in the league, having won their last four games, and they sit in fifth spot in the table, three points adrift of the automatic play-off places.

It will be all to play for tonight, and defeat for either side could prove to be hugely detrimental to their hopes of securing promotion back to the top flight.

Chris Wilder manager of Sheffield United looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield United and Norwich City at Bramall Lane on September 16, 2017 in Sheffield,...

The two clubs have already met once this season, with the game ending in a 2-2 draw after Villa squandered an early two goal lead against the Blades.

Whilst neither side can afford to lose, it is unlikely that either of them would settle for a draw, so there will surely be an exciting game of football on display at Bramall Lane tonight.

The game kicks off at 19:45.

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