Aston Villa go into the second-leg of their play-off with Middlesbrough on Tuesday evening knowing that even a draw will be enough to send them to Wembley on Saturday the 26th May.

Fulham defeated Derby 2-0 on Monday evening, to win 2-1 on aggregate, so they will be Villa’s opponents should they manage to make it past Middlesbrough.

Despite the fact that Villa only need a draw to progress, we hope that Bruce doesn’t set his team out to defend from the start. If he does, it might just be the longest 90 minutes of every Villa fan’s life. Although, I’m sure we’d all eventually forgive him if it worked and earned us a place in the final.

In an ideal world, Villa will get an early goal or two to settle the nerves and make it a relatively comfortable evening, but we all know that Villa never do anything the easy way.

Here is our predicted Villa XI to face Middlesbrough on Tuesday evening:

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