Categories: Fantasy Football
| On 4 months ago

AVL vs DER Dream11 Team Prediction | Championship Promotion Play-offs – Aston Villa vs Derby County Fantasy Team News

By Anurag tyagi @anuragtyaggi

AVL vs DER Match Preview, Team News, Lineups

Aston Villa and Derby County face each other in the English Championship play-offs 2019 at the Wembley Stadium.


Quick Bites:

  • The winner of this match will be promoted to the Premier League.
  • Aston Villa were relegated from the Premier League in 2016, and have since been plying their trade in the Championship.
  • While Derby County have been playing in the English Division-2 for a much longer period, since 2008 when they dropped into the Championship.

  • Aston Villa finished the 2018-19 Championship season 5th and defeated West Brom 4-3 on penalties in the Championship semi-finals.
  • Derby County meanwhile were the sixth best team in the Championship and scored the fewest goals amongst those teams.

Match Details:

The Championship playoff Final match will be played between Aston Villa and Derby County at Wembley Stadium, in London. The ground has a capacity of 90,000.
The game will start at 07:30 PM (IST), on Monday, May 27.

Broadcast details:

This match can be enjoyed on the official Jio Mobile App.

Recent form (Last six matches)
Aston Villa –
Derby County – W W D W L W

Aston Villa Team News:

  • Norwegian goalkeeper Ørjan Nyland will miss the game with an injury.
  • Centre-back James Chester is lacking the match fitness and is expected to be overlooked for the match.
  • Another centre-back in Axel Tuanzebe, on-loan from Manchester United, is a doubt for this game. The 21-year-old picked up an injury late in the 2nd leg against West Brom and had to be subbed off.

Possible ins or outs of this game:

  • With Nyland out, Jed Steer will be starting between the posts.
  • If Axel Tuanzebe fails to recover before the match, Kortney Hause is likely to start at the back.
  • Dean Smith could make changes on the flanks, especially on the right one where Andre Green struggled to make an impact in the last two games. Albert Adomah may be the man replacing him in the starting 11.
  • Conor Hourihane will once again be playing as a deep-lying midfielder. He has been phenomenal, to say the least, scoring some vital goals. He should be in your Dream11 Football fantasy team.

Probable XI: Steer (GK), Taylor, Mings, Tuanzebe, Mohamady, Hourihane, Ghazi, Grealish, McGinn, Adomah, Abraham

Derby County Team news:

  • Curtis Davies and Craig Forsyth remain the long-term absentees for Derby County.
  • Scott Malone was sent-off in the 2nd leg Championship semifinal match against Leeds United. So he will be serving a ban here.
  • Midfielder Craig Bryson has made a significant improvement and could be in line to make the matchday squad.
  • Martyn Waghorn may be fit now to feature at Wembley. The 29-year-old striker suffered an Achilles injury in the final game of the regular season, thus missing both legs of the Championship semifinal matches against Leeds United.

Possible ins or outs of this game:

  • If Waghorn is not fit to start, Jack Marriott will lead the line for Derby County after coming off the bench to score an all-important goal against Leeds.
  • Chelsea legend Ashley Cole will get another game at the left-back due to unavailability of suspended Scott Malone.

Probable XI: Kelle Roos (GK), Bogle, Keogh, Tomori, Ashley Cole, Bradley Johnson, Duane Holmes, Harry Wilson, Mason Mount, Tom Lawrence, jack Marriott

Potential Game Changers: Top fantasy picks and the points earned in the last few games

Tammy Abraham – 2.5, 10.5
Mason Mount – 11.5, 3, 7.5
Conor Hourihane – 7.5, 11
Jack Grealish- 6, 15, 4, 8.5

Stats and facts:

Aston Villa beat Derby County in both of their Championship games by an aggregate scoreline of 7-0 (3-0 at home and 0-4 away).

Derby County lost six of their last 7 Championship games against Aston Villa.

Aston Villa have won six times in the last 7 home games in the Championship.

Aston Villa are the first team since 2004 to feature in the back-to-back Championship playoff games. While the last team to lose both such games was Leicester City in 1992 and 1993.

Breakdown of both team’s stats (Season 2018-19)

Aston Villa | Derby County

  • Games played: 57 | 61
  • Goals scored: 100 | 100
  • Shots Per Goal: 14.6 | 13.4
  • Possession: 53.6% | 53.4%
  • Passing%: 79.9 | 76.9
  • Aerial Won: 22.8 | 19.9

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Tammy Abraham: Chelsea loanee has set the Championship on fire this seaosn after racking up a jaw-dropping 26 goals. These are not the normal numbers and Chelsea will most probably recall him. But he will want to steer his current club to the Premier League.

Image Credit @Twitter

For the captain option, he is a real deal. We back him to score at any time in this match.

His stats:

  • Games: 39
  • Minutes played: 3,359
  • Dribbles completed: 35 (44%)
  • Goals scored: 26
  • Assists: 3
  • Shots– (On Target and Off-Target): 61 and 32
  • Headed shots: 6
  • Shots with feet: 20
  • Forward passes made: 163
  • Back passes: 179
  • Key chances created: 04

    For the vice-captain option, we suggest Harry Wilson. The on-loan player from Liverpool will set-up the tempo for his team. He takes free kicks and pretty impressive from corners as well.

Image Credit @Twitter
  • Appearances: 48
  • Goals: 18
  • Assists: 5

Suggested combination:

Goalkeeper: J Steer
Defenders: N Taylor, T Mings, R Keogh, A Cole
Midfielders: J Grealish, C Hourihane, H Wilson (VC), M Mount
Forwards: Abraham (C), T Lawrence

AVL vs DER Dream11 potential winner:
As mentioned, Aston Villa won both the games against Derby County and will definitely start the match as favourites.

Anurag tyagi @anuragtyaggi

Waiting for Life! Real Life! Real Me!