2019 Championship Play-off
Derby v Aston Villa 15:00
27th May 2019
Billed as the most lucrative game of football on the planet – it’s the Play-off Championship Final at Wembley on Monday 27th May 2019.
This season it’s Derby and Aston Villa that will be trying to restore their Premier League status and with a reported £180million on offer to the winners there is loads at stake.
Billed as the most lucrative game of football on the planet – it’s the play-off Championship Final at Wembley on Monday 27th May 2019. This season it’s Derby and Aston Villa that will be trying to restore their Premier League status and with a reported £180million on offer to the winners there is loads at stake.
The match betting sees Villa as the favourites at 2.20 in the 90 mins market, with the draw 3.20 and Derby 3.40. While the ‘to lift’ the trophy market has Villa at 1.61 and Derby 2.30. The sides met twice in the league and with Villa winning both games easily – 4-0 and 3-0 – then the Midlands club will be full of confidence when heading to Wembley.
In fact, Villa have also lost just one of their last 9 games vs Derby – and of those nine have lost just once.
In terms of scorers – this season Villa’s Tammy Abraham has scored a cracking 25 league goals so will be popular at 4.75 (1st) or 2.20 (anytime), while Derby’s Harry Wilson has been their main man this season with 15 league goals – he’s 8.50 (1st) or 3.50 (anytime).
The other player to maybe have on your radar is Villa’s Conor Hourihane – he’s scored 3 goals in the last two head-to-heads and is on offer at 12.00 (1st) or 4.75 (anytime).
Other betting options to look at are that both teams ‘DIDN’T’ score in 7 of the last 8 head-to-heads – this can be backed at 2.00, while despite this season’s games having 7 goals in total, we’ve actually seen 5 of the last 8 clashes go Under 2.5 goals – this is on offer at 1.80.
Let’s take a look at the recent head-to-head stats between the teams.
- Met twice this season, Villa 4-0 Derby, Derby 0-3 Villa
- Villa have lost just 1 of their last 9 vs Derby
- Both teams DIDN’T score in 7 of the last 8 head-to-heads
- 5 of the last 8 head-to-heads went UNDER 2.5 GOALS
- Villa have won 6 of their last 9 vs Derby
- Just 3 draws in the last 30 head-to-heads
- Villa have scored in 8 of their last 10 vs Derby
- Hourihane (Villa) has scored 3 goals in the last 2 head-to-heads
BEST BET: BOTH TEAMS NOT TO SCORE @2.00