Wembley Stadium will host three playoff final fixtures over the May Bank Holiday weekend and plenty of punters will be looking to correctly predict the winner in all three matches.
Up first, Aston Villa take on Fulham in the Championship playoff final – a spot in England’s top flight is the ultimate prize. Check out our top tips on the action…
CHAMPIONSHIP: Aston Villa vs Fulham
Steve Bruce is one of the most experienced managers in England’s second tier and Aston Villa fans will be hoping that he can come up with the perfect game plan to stop Fulham on Saturday evening.
Neither team will want to make a mistake in the early stages and 6/4 for a goalless opening half represents solid value. The selection landed in February’s league game between the two sides…
Fulham have been the Championship’s in-form team in 2018 and the Cottagers are well priced at 5/4 to win in normal time. Slavisa Jokanovic’s men finished third, missing out an automatic promotion by just two points after losing 3-1 to Birmingham City on the final day of the campaign.
It would take a brave man to back against Fulham as they try to make amends for falling short on that day.
TIP: Fulham to win to nil @ 13/5
CORRECT SCORE: Aston Villa 0-1 Fulham (Priced at 6/1 with 888sport)
LEAGUE ONE: Rotherham United vs Shrewsbury Town
Shrewsbury finished eight points clear of fourth-placed Rotherham but plenty of punters will be siding with Paul Warne’s men this weekend.
The Millers have lost just five of their last 28 League One fixtures and they will take some stopping at Wembley. 5/4 is a reasonable price for Rotherham to win inside 90 minutes; just as they did against Shrewsbury at New Meadow back in February.
However, it could be a topsy-turvy encounter and some may prefer the 17/20 on offer for both teams to score. Rotherham are excellent going forward but they are far from assured defensively.
To put their league form into perspective, 20th placed Rochdale conceded 57 goals; just four more than Warne’s side. Both teams to score looks like the way to go ahead of the League One showpiece.
TIP: Both teams to score @ 17/20
CORRECT SCORE: Rotherham United 2-1 Shrewsbury Town (Priced at 9/1 with 888sport)
LEAGUE TWO: Exeter City vs Coventry City
This could turn out to be the game of the weekend. The lucrative offer of Premier League football will attract more viewers to the Championship’s clash but this has all the makings of an exciting contest.
Exeter and Coventry could serve up a real feast of football at Wembley and plenty of fans will be heading down to the home of English football for this fixture.
Coventry are well fancied to emerge victorious on Monday afternoon – and it would take a brave man to back against the Sky Blues. Exeter were solid enough against Lincoln City in the semi-finals but this is a much sterner test of their credentials.
A high scoring affair looks likely but the Grecians might not come out on the winning side unfortunately. Only time will tell; take the 5/4 for over 2.5 goals.
TIP: Over 2.5 goals @ 5/4
CORRECT SCORE: Exeter City 1-2 Coventry City (Priced at 8/1 with 888sport)
*Odds subject to change - correct at time of writing*