Match Preview: Aston Villa 2-1 Derby Prediction and Betting Tips | England (Championship)

Aston Villa – Derby betting tips for today, May 27, 2019

Kick-off: 15:00 Aston Villa – Derby
Football: England – Championship
Tip: Over 1.5 Goals
Odds: 1.33
Bookmaker: Bet365
Match Result: 2:1 WON!!!

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They call it the most lucrative promotion playoff in the world, and though four of the last five winners of this match have gone on to suffer an immediate Premier League relegation the following season, this is an opportunity not to be missed.
Though favourites, fatigue is a potential issue for Aston Villa, who played extra-time against West Bromwich in the semi-finals to get here. Therefore a fraught, close encounter could unfold, especially with seven of Villa’s last eight games producing a draw or a win/loss by a one-goal margin.
Within that sequence, the last four matches have seen Villa concede first, and do so inside the first half-hour on three occasions (W1, D1, L2). Unluckily for Villa, Derby’s last two victories saw them win a second half in which both teams scored, so there could be a strong finish from the ‘Rams’ here.
Derby will certainly be on a high after their heroic second-leg performance at Elland Road, with the 4-2 win marking their fourth victory (in their last six outings overall) to produce a winning margin of precisely two goals.
Players to watchTammy Abraham netted the decisive penalty for Villa in the playoff semi-final second leg, doing likewise to win the first.
Derby’s Jack Marriott hit a brace in the second leg of the semi-finals, scoring one goal in the final 15 minutes of each half.
Stat attack: Villa won the regular season’s H2H encounters by a 7-0 aggregate scoreline, but did not win both halves in either meeting.
Derby are without a clean sheet in three H2Hs against Villa, conceding at least once in the first and/or final 15 minutes each time.
Against all opponents, Villa’s last five wins have seen them score all of their goals on the day within one half or the other.

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