Villa 8/13 odds-on earn promotion to the Premier League

Bookies make Villains favourites for EPL place

Championship Betting

Aston Villa will be taking on Derby for a place in the Premier League next season. They both came through some gurgling play-off semi-final ties and will now meet at Wembley in England’s richest game. That will be a 3 pm kick off on Monday, May 27th.

The bookmakers have put the Villains on the board as the early favourites to the tune of 6/5* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on May 16th, 2019 at 3:16 p.m.)

Derby v Aston Villa Odds*

Aston Villa 6/5
Draw 11/5
Derby 12/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on May 16th, 2019 at 3:16 p.m.)

Villains survive shoot-out

Aston Villa came through a stressful night at the Hawthorns in the second leg of their semi-final tie against Midlands rivals West Brom. The Villains had taken a 2-1 lead from the first leg with them, into the game. Even though Villa lost 1-0 at the Hawthorns, with no away goals rule in play, it sent the game to a penalty shootout.

West Brom missed their first two spot kicks, opening the door wide open for Aston Villa to take full control. Tammy Abraham sealed the deal for them to give them a 4-3 shootout success. So they are one step from ending their three-year absence from the top flight and they are 8/13 for Promotion* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on May 16th, 2019 at 3:16 p.m.).

But given what Derby produced in their semi-final against Leeds, Villa will have to watch their backs.

Aston Villa boss the head to head

In the head to head between the two sides this season, it is Aston Villa who held a clear advantage. They powered their way to a 3-0 success at Pride Park in the first league meeting, before taking a 4-0 win over them back on home soil. Derby have taken just one win in their last nine games against Villa.

Rams stun Leeds in revival

Derby lost 1-0 at home against Leeds in the first leg of their play-off semi-final, and it looked as if the Rams had missed the boat. It got worse for them as well when Stuart Dallas gave Leeds the opening goal of the second leg. However, Derby got a lifeline when Jack Marriott, who had come on a first-half substitute because of injury, capitalised on a mistake at the back from Leeds to send the Rams in 1-1 at half time at Elland Road.

Mason Mount got Derby’s second goal of the game, right after the restart and then it was game on. In a dramatic turnaround, the Rams completed the game with a 4-2 success, Marriott putting the game beyond doubt five minutes from the final whistle, to crush the hopes of the home support. Derby are 11/8 for Promotion* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on May 16th, 2019 at 3:16 p.m.)..

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