Match Previews

country flag The Championship Round Play-Off Final
Mon 27 May 2019 15:00
Referee
P Tierney
Weather at KO
weather icon Clear  20oC | Precip: 0% (0 in) | Wind 15 mph
Travel Info Aston Villa
2 hours coach
Distance
193 KM
Travel Info Derby County
2 hours coach
Distance
198 KM

Aston Villa

Last updated: Mon 27 May 2019 20:01
In Brief

Villa hope to go one better than last season. Orjan Nyland and Tom Carroll injured. James Chester doubtful.

Looking Back

Narrowly progressed to Wembley after beating West Brom on penalties at the semi-final stage.

This is the second season running they have reached the play-off final. They lost 1-0 to Fulham last season.

Looking Ahead

Unknown whether changes will be in the offing. Struggled to break West Brom down last time out but Dean Smith unlikely to react too dramatically.

Orjan Nyland and Tom Carroll both remain sidelined due to injury. James Chester is still a major doubt.

Points of Interest

Top scorer Tammy Abraham now has 26 goals for the season despite playing just 40 games.

Derby County

Last updated: Mon 27 May 2019 20:01
In Brief

Derby hoping to finally have success in play-offs. Craig Bryson, Craig Forsyth, Curtis Davies and Marcus Olsson all injured. Dave Nugent, Andy King and Martyn Waghorn doubtful. Scott Malone suspended.

Looking Back

Miserable record in play-offs in recent season, last making the final which they lost five years ago.

Superb performance to win 4-2 at Leeds in semi-final having lost first leg. They became the first side to lose the home leg first before progressing in the Championship.

Looking Ahead

Jack Marriott seems a certain starter after he scored twice as sub at Leeds.

Scott Malone is suspended after his late sending off at Leeds. That should give an emotional Wembley appearance for Ashley Cole.

Dave Nugent and Andy King are again doubtful. Craig Bryson, Craig Forsyth, Curtis Davies and Marcus Olsson all remain sidelined.

Points of Interest

Derby lost 3-0 at home to Aston Villa and 4-0 at Villa Park this season so will be keen to change a nightmare recent record against their opponents.

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Derby County

Last updated: Mon 27 May 2019 20:01
In Brief

Derby hoping to finally have success in play-offs. Craig Bryson, Craig Forsyth, Curtis Davies and Marcus Olsson all injured. Dave Nugent, Andy King and Martyn Waghorn doubtful. Scott Malone suspended.

Looking Back

Miserable record in play-offs in recent season, last making the final which they lost five years ago.

Superb performance to win 4-2 at Leeds in semi-final having lost first leg. They became the first side to lose the home leg first before progressing in the Championship.

Looking Ahead

Jack Marriott seems a certain starter after he scored twice as sub at Leeds.

Scott Malone is suspended after his late sending off at Leeds. That should give an emotional Wembley appearance for Ashley Cole.

Dave Nugent and Andy King are again doubtful. Craig Bryson, Craig Forsyth, Curtis Davies and Marcus Olsson all remain sidelined.

Points of Interest

Derby lost 3-0 at home to Aston Villa and 4-0 at Villa Park this season so will be keen to change a nightmare recent record against their opponents.

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