EFL Championship Playoff Final odds: Villains set for Premier League return?

EFL Championship playoff final

Derby County vs. Aston Villa May 27 Highlights

  • EFL Championship Playoff Final, 10 a.m. Monday, May 27, Wembley Stadium, London, England
  • Derby County (+230) vs. Aston Villa (+125), draw (+230), odds provided by BetStars NJ
  • Where to watch: (ESPN +)

Derby County vs. Aston Villa May 27 Preview and Prediction

It all comes down to this.

One match Monday, in one of the world’s most iconic stadiums, for a chance to get back into the richest league on the planet.

Derby County and Aston Villa will battle it out to see which team is the third team to head to the Premier League from the Championship. Norwich City and Sheffield United have already made their way into the top flight, with Huddersfield Town, Fulham, and Cardiff City heading the other way.

Aston Villa has won both matches this season with the Rams, and made it relatively easy: 3-0 on the road in November, and 4-0 at home in March.

But this time, the betting lines are a little but closer than what those prior two outcomes would think. BetStars NJ has all three outcomes on the 1×2 betting line as plus money: Derby County is +230, the draw is +230, and Aston Villa is +125. But Villa is listed as -162 to lift the cup, while you can get Derby at +115.

If you think Aston Villa can replicate its feats from the regular season, you can get the Villains at +270 to win the match to nil, and +205 to keep a clean sheet. Aston Villa is also +120 to score two or more goals.

An interesting aside to this contest is the coaches on either side. Frank Lampard manages the Derby County side (not for long if reports in the press are to be believed), while his former Chelsea team mate John Terry coaches on the Aston Villa staff.

Will it be Terry crying once again after a defeat, or will he get the last laugh on his former counterpart?

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