We’ve reached the end of the season and the big prizes are up for grabs. These are my tips for Tuesday and Wednesday. Click here to place your bets.
West Brom 1 v 1 Aston Villa – Tuesday 14 May – Championship Play-off – Both Teams to Score (1.60)
Aston Villa won the first leg on Saturday in an eventful game. They have to avoid defeat here, which looks simple since they’ve only lost two of their last ten away games. West Brom are looking to return to the Premier League straight away and will bank on their strong home form. However, their topscorer Dwight Gayle is suspended, which is a huge blow. I have to go for a Draw.
De Graafschap 1 v 4 Ajax – Wednesday 15 May – Eredivisie – Both Teams to Score and Over 2.5 Goals (1.80)
It’s the last day of the Eredivisie season and a point for Ajax will be enough for them to seal the title. I think they’ll do better than that though. They have won nine of their last ten games and scored 115 league goals this season. They’ve also won 14 of their last 15 games against De Graafschap, including an 8-0 thrashing earlier this season. I expect another Ajax win and another trophy.
PSV 2 v 1 Heracles – Wednesday 15 May – Eredivisie – PSV Win and Over 2.5 Goals (1.40)
PSV need to win to stand a chance of beating Ajax to the title. They’ve won seven of their last ten games and have beaten Heracles in eight of their last ten meetings. I’m going for Over 2.5 Goals here, since it’s happened in seven of their last ten clashes. Eight of Heracles’ last ten games have also had Over 2.5 Goals, so I’m going for the same here with a Home Win.
Leeds 1 v 0 Derby – Wednesday 15 May – Championship Play-off – Under 2.5 Goals (1.90)
Leeds are in control of this semi-final after they won 1-0 in first leg on Saturday. They’ve beaten Derby in all three of their meetings so far this season, so it’s a big ask for the Rams. Frank Lampard’s side have only won one of their last ten away games, while Leeds have won six of their last ten at home. I think this will be a tight game but Leeds will carry the day.
Lazio 1 v 2 Atalanta – Wednesday 15 May – Coppa Italia Final – Both Teams to Score (1.60)
Both of these teams have done brilliantly to reach the final. Lazio overcame Inter Milan and AC Milan en route, but they’ve lost two of their last five games in all competitions. That run includes a 3-1 defeat to Atalanta, who are in the final for the first time 1996. They are unbeaten in their last 13 games in all competitions, winning the last five. They have knocked out Juventus and Napoli already this season, and I expect them to lift the cup.