Aston Villa and Derby play in the Championship play-off final today and we’re having a go at predicting the correct score (after 90 minutes) of the final at Wembley.
This is a winner takes all match with a place in the Premier League at stake, and Aston Villa will want to right the wrongs of 12 months ago, when they lost out to Fulham at this stage. Derby manager Frank Lampard has had a great first season in management but we’re predicting his side will fall just short at Wembley today.
We’re going for a tight Aston Villa win in the Championship play-off final today. They beat West Brom 2-1 in the first leg of their semi-final match and have thrashed Derby County on both occasions in the league this season, winning 4-0 at Villa Park and 3-0 at Pride Park. It is hard to see another demolition job at Wembley today, but Villa look a good bet to get promoted.
Derby produced a stunning comeback against Leeds in their play-off semi-finals and certainly cannot be written off ahead of this one, but this match could be a step too far for Frank Lampard’s young side. They only just managed to hold onto a play-off place but do come into this final in great form. The big Wembley pitch will tire out his players pressing style and that could ultimately be the downfall for the Rams today. Bet on Aston Villa to win today’s play-off final 2-1 in 90 minutes, the odds for this are 15/2 at Betfred.
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