30 stats ahead of Aston Villa-Derby County 2019 Championship play-off final

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.


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