West Bromwich Albion and Aston Villa are one step away from Wembley where a meeting with Leeds United or Derby County will decide who plays in the Premier League next season.
Villa hold a one-goal advantage, after coming from behind to win 2-1 in the Championship play-off semi-final first leg thanks to strikes from Conor Hourihane and Tammy Abraham within the space of few second-half minutes.
But the Baggies, who took the lead at Villa Park thanks to Dwight Gayle’s first-half goal, have the advantage of playing the second leg at home.
Here’s everything you need to know about the match:
Kick-off: 8pm on Tuesday 14 May at the Hawthorns
TV channel: Sky Sports Football/Main Event and available to stream via the Sky Go app
Form: West Brom WDWLL, Aston Villa WWDLW
Odds: West Brom 3-2, Draw 5-2, Aston Villa 7-4
i predicts: 1-1
Villa recovered in the first leg after Gayle opened the scoring in the first-half, but the on-loan Newcastle hitman is banned for Tuesday’s game after being sent off late on at Villa Park.
Abraham, who scored his 26th goal of the season on Saturday, admitted the forward’s absence could be a game changer.
“It is massive. He is a great player, a great finisher and a Premier League striker,” said the England Under-21 international. “It is a bonus for us that someone like him is going to be missing from the next game.”
West Brom also need to check on Craig Dawson, who was forced off at half-time with a dizzy spell and vomiting bout. Villa were worried they would be without Tyrone Mings after he tweaked his hamstring in the first leg, but Dean Smith has confirmed that he should be fully fit for Tuesday’s decider.