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David Prutton's Sky Bet Championship play-off final prediction
Watch the Sky Bet Championship play-off final between Aston Villa and Derby live on Sky Sports Football from 2pm on Monday; kick-off is at 3pm.
Last Updated: 27/05/19 3:21pm
David Prutton returns with his final Sky Bet EFL prediction of the season, but who is he tipping for victory in the Championship play-off final?
Aston Villa vs Derby, Monday 3pm - Live on Sky Sports Football from 2pm
Aston Villa are the favourites here, I think that is safe to say. They have already blown away Derby twice this season as well, beating them 4-0 and 3-0 in the league. Frank Lampard's side are a lot better now, though, and I can't see that happening again.
It should be a great game on Monday and there are plenty of subplots at play as well at Wembley. We have also got Lampard versus John Terry, all the young players on loan from the Premier League playing their final games for their clubs, Villa being beaten finalists from last year and Derby trying to finally shake off their tag of a side that always falls away at the wrong time.
These are such nervy affairs because there is so much at stake, and you can usually feel the tension in the air hours before kick-off. There aren't often too many goals either. You have to go back to 2012 for the last time both teams scored in the final, and more often than not, it has finished 1-0.
Both of these sides are much better going forward than in defence, but I wouldn't be surprised if a solitary goal decided this one again. It could so easily go either way, but I just think because of the way Derby came back against Leeds they will believe they can do it again.
Prutton predicts: Derby to win 1-0 (9/1 with Sky Bet)
All the ways to watch the play-off finals...
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