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Aston Villa v Derby County Betting Preview
Villa have beaten Derby 7-0 on aggregate across their two meetings this termAston Villa needed penalties to edge past West Brom in the semi-finals and will get another shot at reaching the Premier League, having lost out to Fulham at Wembley 12 months ago. Against WBA, the Villans came from behind to win the first leg 2-1 on home turf, but then went down 1-0 in the reverse fixture. Anywya, the West Midlands club went unbeaten from the end of February to the final day of the season — managing a season record of ten successive wins — to finish fifth in the Championship. As to direct encounters, they beat Derby 7-0 on aggregate across their two previous games this season
Axel Tuanzebe is a doubt after coming off with an ankle injury in the semi-final second leg against West Brom and will be replaced by Kortney Hause. Andre Green offered little out wide against West Brom and could make way for Albert Adomah, who should join Anwar El Ghazi, Jack Grealish and John McGinn as offensive midfielders behind the lone striker Tammy Abraham. As playmaker, Frank Lampard should opt for Conor Hourihane. James Chester misses out with a knee injury, while long-term problems for goalkeeper Orjan Nyland, Thomas Carroll and Jordan Lyden will rule them out
Derby County have lost just twice in the last 14 fixturesAfter going down 1-0 to Leeds at Pride Park, Derby County recovered from going further behind in Yorkshire to romp to a 4-2 triumph on the night. It was the first time a Championship side won a playoff semi-final after losing the home leg. Prior to that, they had to beat West Brom 3-1 at Pride Park to secure sixth, following an inconsistent first year under Frank Lampard. In the last 13 seasons, only once has the sixth-placed finisher won the playoffs. This is their fourth attempt in six seasons to gain promotion via this manner and the other three were all unsuccessful.
Craig Bryson will face a late fitness test as he recovers from ankle ligament damage while Craig Forsyth and Curtis Davies are injured. Scott Malone was sent off last time out and will miss out. Striker Martyn Waghorn should return to the squad after missing the Leeds game with an injury and is in contention with Jack Marriott to lead the line. The likes of Mason Mount Tom Lawrence and Harry Wilson will start as offensive midfielders, while Bradley Johnson and Duane Holmes will anchor the midfield. Central midfielder Andy King remains sidelined with the ankle injury he picked up in February.
11/1 Aston Villa or 20/1 Derby County to win
Aston Villa v Derby County Starting LineupsAston Villa (4-1-4-1): Steer; Taylor, Mings, Tuanzebe, El Mohamady; Hourihane; McGinn, Grealish, Adomah, El Ghazi; Abraham
Derby County (4-2-3-1): Roos; Bogle, Keogh, Tomori, Cole; Holmes, Johnson; Wilson, Mount, Lawrence; Marriott
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