Aston Villa will be playing for a place in the Premier League if they are able to avoid defeat at home to Middlesbrough on Tuesday night.
That result would see Steve Bruce’s men head to Wembley on 26 May, where either Fulham or Derby County will provide the opposition.
Although Villa’s tally of 72 goals was the third-most in the league, their most common result was a 1-0 win, which happened six times. In fact, only twice did the Birmingham outfit score more than once against a top nine side at Villa Park.
They also only conceded six times at home to top half clubs whilst netting in eight of those matches, ensuring they lost just two games on their own patch all campaign.
Middlesbrough, meanwhile, acquired the worst away record of any of the top seven Championship sides with eight losses to their name.
Boro also lost 1-0 seven times, their most common result along with a 2-0 win (only one of which was recorded away from the Riverside Stadium), and opened the scoring just eight times in their 23 away matches.
With the visitors being forced to attack as they try to overturn the 1-0 deficit, Villa will be aiming to hit them on the counter attack and claim the vital goal which could send them into the play-off final.
The boosted 6/1 (7.0) on Aston Villa to win 1-0 against Middlesbrough, then, should prove popular ahead of the clash at Villa Park on Tuesday.