Three Wembley games in three days: Who is being backed for promotion?.
League Two – Newport v Tranmere
Tranmere (17/10) looked more assured in their semi-final and punters think the Wirral club will get back-to-back promotions. 55% have them to go up, compared to 25% for the Welsh side (2/1). 20% think it will go to extra time. (9/4)
No guesses as to who the favourite is here. Tranmere’s James Norwood (7/2) has over 30 goals this season and is the subject of a bid from Ipswich Town. He’s got 66% of bets, way more than Padraig Amond (11/2) in second with 16% of bets.
It could be a cagey affair according to punters. 44% of bets are on 1-0 to Tranmere (13/2), compared to 23% of bets for 0-0 (13/2).
League One – Charlton v Sunderland
Sunderland suffered heartbreak in the 1998 final between these two, but 43% of bets are on the Black Cats to avenge that. (13/8) 38% are on the Addicks (2/1) with 18& on the draw (9/4).
Lyle Taylor has been Charlton’s main marksman this season, and a quarter of bets are on the forward to do what he did for AFC Wimbledon at Wembley previously and break the deadlock (5/1). Aisen McGeady has been Sunderland’s talisman and has 21% of bets, in second place (7/1).
In contrast to the League Two final, punters think there could be goals here. A third of bets have Charlton winning 3-1 (25/1), which also against the winner market. The most popular Sunderland score is 2-1 (9/1).
Championship – Aston Villa v Derby
Villa have the form and they are slightly more backed, with 47% of bets (13/10) compared to Derby’s 40& (13/5). 13% are on the draw in 90 minutes (9/4).
You’d expect Tammy Abraham to feature here… and you’d be right. He’s most backed with 37% of bets (17/4), with Jack Marriott just behind in both the betting (7/1) and the backing (21%).
There’s a big standout score here and it’s a surprising one. 3-1 to Villa (19/1) is way ahead with 30% of bets, compared to 3-1 Derby (30/1) in second with 18% and 0-0 (9/1) in third with 15%.