Fulham are strong favourites to clinch promotion back to the Premier League when they face Aston Villa in the Championship Play-Off final at Wembley on Saturday.
The Cottagers, who edged out Derby 2-1 on aggregate in the semi-finals, are a best price of 4/6 with Coral and Betfred to go up and 13/10 with Betfred to win in 90 minutes. However, Villa have a team packed with experience and a manager in Steve Bruce who has twice won promotion to the top flight via the play-offs.
A goal from Mile Jedinak in the first leg at the Riverside settled Villa’s semi-final against Middlesbrough and their defensive first half display in the home leg could serve as a blueprint for how to keep Fulham at bay. Villa are best price of 12/5 at William Hill to win in 90 minutes.
The two league matches this season between these clubs both ended in home wins, with Villa beating Fulham 2-1 in November before going down 2-0 at Craven Cottage in February. As a further pointer to Saturday’s meeting, the two league games generated a total of 50 booking points and just eight corners, with only one corner being taken in the game at Fulham.
|All odds quoted are subject to change|