Aston Villa vs Derby
England – Championship Playoff
Date: Monday, 27th May 2019
Kick-off at 15.00 UK/ 16.00 CET
Venue: Wembley Stadium (London).
What a match for English fans, and football fans in general, to wait for. On one side we have Aston Villa, who suffered heartbreak at this very same final obstacle last time around, and on the other, we have Derby, with England’s dear son Frank Lampard at the helm.
It’s the final of the playoffs and the winner will get a spot in the prestigious Premier League, while their counterparts will have to spend at least one more long season in the Championship.
Derby took care of Leeds, managed by the legendary Marcelo Bielsa, while Villa overcame free-flowing attackers West Bromwich. Whatever happens in this game, both squads have been through hell to get to this point, and rightfully deserves a shot at the top division.
Aston Villa vs Derby Head-to-head (h2h)
- Villa won the last two matches in a row.
- Six of the last eight wins also went to this same team.
- Since 2001, Derby has won just a single game against this opponent.
- Derby conceded seven goals in the last two encounters combined.
Aston Villa vs Derby Prediction
It’s a one-off tie with a lot on the line. This set of ninety minutes will decide the fate of these two teams for the next year. As such, expect both to put on a fierce display of passion and spirit.
Villa scored in their last 15 games in a row and did so twice or more in eight of their last twelve. When the odds were stacked against them, Derby made a comeback against Leeds and scored four in their last match-day. They also managed to record two or more goals in eight of their last eleven matches.
At one point or the other, a goal is going to be scored in this tie between two attack-minded teams, and once it happens, the other squad loses any incentive to play defensive football. By all means, expect both teams to score.
Going on, Villa does have the upper hand. They won the last two h2h ties and recorded a 7-0 combined scoreline in the process. They have also lost only once against this team since 2001.
Moreover, Aston lost at this same stage to Fulham last season and that too to a 1-0 scoreline. They are not going to let that happen once more. Count on Aston Villa to gain promotion.
Aston Villa vs Derby Betting Tips
Aston Villa to Qualify @ 1.60 (3/5)
Both Teams to Score @ 1.75 (3/4).