Aston Villa and Derby County are set to go head-to-head in the Championship play-off final at Wembley Stadium on Monday.
You can back whichever side you think will go all the way. Many bookmakers offer their players free bets to try their luck. Free bets are one of the most popular types of promotions offered by bookmakers. However, there is a wide variety of different free bet types out there and which ones are available will vary depending on the bookmaker. At www.soccerbetting365.com you can find a quick overview of the different types of free bet promotions. Here are 30 stats ahead of the final that may help you decide what to bet on:
1 – Derby County’s only previous play-off success was against a West Midlands club (1-0 vs WBA in 2007).
1 – Tammy Abraham’s only shot on target in their semi-final vicory over West Bromwich Albion was from the penalty spot in the first leg.
2 – Leeds United 2-4 Derby County is the only EFL play-off match to be won by more than one goal, prior to the Championship final.
2 – Leicester City are the only side to have lost back-to-back Championship play-off finals. Aston Villa lost to Fulham a year ago.
3 – Aston Villa have lost all three of their Championship matches played at Wembley Stadium this season.
3 – Reading and Sheffield United are the only sides to have lost two Championship play-off finals. Derby could join that list today.
4 – Tammy Abraham is unbeaten in 4 matches versus Derby (W2, D2), scoring four goals in the process.
5 – Derby had just five shots on target in their two games combined versus Aston Villa this season, compared to the Villans’ 11.
7 – Derby lost both of their Championship fixtures against Aston Villa earlier this season by an aggregate score of 7-0 (3-0 at home and 4-0 away).
7 – No player scored more goals from outside the penalty area than Harry Wilson (7) this season (tied with Norwich City’s Mario Vrančić).
8% – Derby County lost just 1 of their 13 Championship matches without Ashley Cole in their starting lineup (W7, D5), compared to winning just 1 of 7 that the former England international started (D2, L4).
13 – Aston Villa won 13 corners compared to Derby’s 3 in their two regular season meetings this season.
14% – Ashley Cole won just one of his seven starts for Derby County this season (D2, L4).
24 – Only Sheffield United (25) scored more goals inside the six-yard box than Aston Villa (24) this season.
26 – Only Norwich City’s Teemu Pukki (29) scored more goals in the Championship this season than Tammy Abraham (26).
31 – Derby committed 31 fouls in their two Championship meetings versus Aston Villa this season, compared to the Villans’ 15.
38 – Ashley Cole is expected to make his final professional football appearance in today’s game, at the age of 38.
54% – Aston Villa had 54% of the possession in both regular season games against Derby this season.
64% – Aston Villa scored with seven of their 11 shots on target versus Derby in their two regular season meetings.
67% – Aston Villa have won six of their last nine matches versus Derby in the league (D2, L1).
72% – Kelle Roos saved 43 of the 60 shots on target he faced this season, compared to 31 of the 45 shots on target Jed Steer faced this season (69%).
80% – Derby scored with four of their five efforts on target versus Leeds United in the semi-finals.
83% – Aston Villa have lost five of their last six matches played at Wembley Stadium.
93% – Excluding the goalless 2017 final between Huddersfield Town and Reading, 14 of the last 15 occasions the team that scored first in the Championship play-off final has gone on to win promotion, with the exception being Cardiff City against Blackpool in 2010.
103 – Only Nottingham Forest (104) have received more yellow cards than Derby (103) this season.
158 – The two players to win the most fouls in the Championship this season (including play-offs) are Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish (158) and Derby’s Harry Wilson (113).
£170m – The winners of the Championship play-off final will benefit from an estimated £170 million over the next three seasons.
309 – Only Leeds (341) and Brentford (311) attempted more shots from outside the penalty area than Derby (309) this season.
675 – Aston Villa won the most free kicks in the Championship this season.
38,000 – Derby County sold 38,000 tickets at Wembley Stadium, compared to Aston Villa’s 36,288.