Aston Villa vs Middlesbrough LIVE: Teams, latest score and Jlloyd Samuel tributes
Aston Villa are favourites to progress to the Championship playoff final at Wembley.
That is after a 1-0 win at the Riverside last week for Steve Bruce’s side.
Middlesbrough therefore head to Villa Park knowing they must score to keep their promotion hopes alive.
The game comes after it was confirmed former Villa star Jlloyd Samuel has died in a car crash.
Villa players will wear black armbands as a mark of respect tonight.
The winner will face Fulham in the Championship playoff final on May 26.
The Cottagers beat Derby 2-1 on aggregate on Monday evening.
Follow Aston Villa vs Middlesbrough LIVE below…
ASTON VILLA VS MIDDLESBROUGH LIVE
[kick off 7.45pm]
• Aston Villa hold a 1-0 first-leg advantage
• Middlesbrough must score to keep promotion hopes alive
• Fulham through to the Championship playoff final last night
• Jlloyd Samuel tributes planned
• Aston Villa XI: Johnstone, Bree, Terry, Chester, Hutton, Hourihane, Jedinak, Grealish, Snodgrass, Grabban, Adomah
• Middlesbrough XI: Randolph, Shotton, Fry, Gibson, Friend, Howson, Clayton, Besic, Traore, Assombalonga, Downing