Preston North End
Preston North End
Cardiff City
Cardiff City
2020-10-18 11:00:00
0 - 1
Championship
Full-Time Result Prediction
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Preston North End to Win

Preston North End vs Cardiff City Prediction & Betting Tips

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The Championship match at Deepdale on Sunday will see home team Preston North End playing against Cardiff City.

Scroll down to see all of the predictions, poll and statistics for Preston North End v Cardiff City - plus the latest betting odds.

Over/Under 2.5 Goals Prediction
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Under 2.5

📏 Form Guide

Preston North End
Preston North End
LWDLLW

Preston North End, buoyed by their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after a 2-4 Championship victory vs Brentford.

In that match, Preston North End managed 57% possession and 12 shots on goal with 7 of them on target. For Preston North End, the scorers were Scott Sinclair (52', 60'), Brad Potts (63') and Seán Maguire (70'). Brentford had 13 shots at goal with 4 on target. Ivan Toney (8', 43') scored for Brentford.

It’s been a rare occasion in recent games that Preston North End have shown defensive steel. The facts show that The Lilywhites have seen their defence breached in 6 of their previous 6 clashes, letting in 9 goals in the process. That kind of pattern might not be carried forward into this game, however.

Going into this game, the form guide shows that Preston North End:

  • have not registered a win against Cardiff City in their last 2 matches in the league.
  • are without a win at home for the past 2 matches in the league.

Cardiff City
Cardiff City
WLLWLD

In the game prior to this, Cardiff City drew 0-0 in the Championship match with Blackburn Rovers.

In that match, Cardiff City had 40% possession and 16 attempts at goal with 6 on target. For their opponents, Blackburn Rovers had 16 shots on goal with 6 on target.

Neil Harris's Cardiff City have seen their goal attempts be successful a total of 5 times in the course of their most recent 6 matches. The aggregate of goals that they have conceded during those same clashes comes to 8.

Heading into this contest, Cardiff City have not been beaten in their last 3 away league matches.

↔️ Head to head

A look at their prior head-to-head meetings going back to 13/09/2016 tells us that Preston North End have won 3 of them and Cardiff City 2, with the tally of drawn games being 1.

A sum of 13 goals were scored between them during those clashes, with 8 from The Lilywhites and 5 belonging to The Bluebirds. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.17.

🗞️ Team News: Preston North End

Preston North End boss Alex Neil has no fitness concerns whatsoever ahead of this game owing to a fully healthy group ready to go. Tom Barkhuizen is ineligible for this match because of suspension.

🗞️ Team News: Cardiff City

Out of a mainly healthy squad, there’s just the sole fitness worry for the Cardiff City boss Neil Harris to be concerned about. Filip Benkovic (Hip Injury) misses out for this game. Lee Tomlin is ineligible for this match because of suspension.

💡 Prediction

We’re of the view that Cardiff City will need to push hard to hit the back of the net against this Preston North End lineup who we think might well be able to grind out a win.

That’s why our selection here is for a good tussle with a 1-0 winning margin for Preston North End when the referee blows for full-time.

Let’s see how this one goes.

Renata Leite, 23:32 13/10/2020

Correct Score Prediction
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1-0
Preston North End

⚽️ Team Focus:
Preston North End

Formed: 1881
Stadium: Deepdale (23,404)
Chairman: Craig Hemmings
Manager: Alex Neil
Competitions: Championship position 15

⭐ Key Man: Scott Sinclair

Scott Sinclair

Mostly taking up the Left Attacking Midfielder position, Scott Sinclair was born in Bath, England. After having made a senior debut playing for Bristol Rovers in the 2004 - 2005 season, the accomplished Midfielder has managed to score 3 league goals in the Championship 2020 - 2021 campaign so far from a total of 4 appearances.

Preston North End 2020-06-27 11:30:00 1 - 3 Cardiff City
Cardiff City 2019-12-21 12:30:00 0 - 0 Preston North End
Cardiff City 2017-12-29 19:45:00 0 - 1 Preston North End
Preston North End 2017-09-12 18:45:00 3 - 0 Cardiff City
Cardiff City 2017-01-31 19:45:00 2 - 0 Preston North End
Preston North End 2016-09-13 18:45:00 3 - 0 Cardiff City
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1
Bristol City
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5 4 1 0 6 13 WWWWD
2
Reading
Reading Reading
5 4 1 0 6 13 WWWWD
3
Bournemouth
Bournemouth B'mouth
5 3 2 0 4 11 WDWWD
4
Swansea City
Swansea City Swansea
5 3 1 1 3 10 WDWWL
5
Watford
Watford Watford
5 3 1 1 2 10 WDWLW
6
Luton Town
Luton Town Luton
5 3 0 2 1 9 WWLWL
7
Millwall
Millwall Millwall
5 2 2 1 1 8 DWDLW
8
Stoke City
Stoke City Stoke
5 2 2 1 1 8 DLWDW
9
Blackburn Rovers
Blackburn Rovers Blackburn
5 2 1 2 7 7 LWWDL
10
Brentford
Brentford Brentford
5 2 1 2 2 7 LWDLW
11
Norwich City
Norwich City Norwich
5 2 1 2 0 7 WDLLW
12
Huddersfield Town
Huddersfield Town H'field
5 2 1 2 -2 7 LLWDW
13
Queens Park Rangers
Queens Park Rangers QPR
5 1 3 1 1 6 WLDDD
14
Middlesbrough
Middlesbrough Boro
5 1 3 1 0 6 LDDWD
15
Birmingham City
Birmingham City Birmingham
5 1 3 1 0 6 WDDDL
16
Rotherham United
Rotherham United Rotherham
5 1 2 2 -1 5 WLDDL
17
Preston North End
Preston North End Preston
4 1 1 2 0 4 DLDLW
18
Cardiff City
Cardiff City Cardiff
4 1 1 2 -1 4 WLWLD
19
Coventry City
Coventry City Coventry
5 1 1 3 -4 4 LWDLL
20
Nottingham Forest
Nottingham Forest Forest
5 1 0 4 -5 3 LLLLW
21
Derby County
Derby County Derby
5 1 0 4 -7 3 LLLWL
22
Barnsley
Barnsley Barnsley
5 0 2 3 -4 2 LLDLD
23
Wycombe Wanderers
Wycombe Wanderers Wycombe
5 0 0 5 -11 0 LLLLL
24
Sheffield Wednesday
Sheffield Wednesday Sheff Wed
5 2 2 1 1 -4 WDLDW
Queens Park Rangers 2020-10-21 18:45:00 0 - 2 Preston North End
Preston North End 2020-10-18 11:00:00 0 - 1 Cardiff City
Brentford 2020-10-04 13:00:00 2 - 4 Preston North End
Preston North End 2020-09-26 14:00:00 0 - 1 Stoke City
Preston North End 2020-09-23 18:00:00 0 - 2 Brighton & Hove Albion
Norwich City 2020-09-19 14:00:00 2 - 2 Preston North End
Cardiff City 2020-10-21 18:45:00 1 - 1 Bournemouth
Preston North End 2020-10-18 11:00:00 0 - 1 Cardiff City
Blackburn Rovers 2020-10-03 14:00:00 0 - 0 Cardiff City
Cardiff City 2020-09-26 14:00:00 1 - 2 Reading
Nottingham Forest 2020-09-19 11:30:00 0 - 2 Cardiff City
Cardiff City 2020-09-12 14:00:00 0 - 2 Sheffield Wednesday
Preston North End 2020-09-26 00:00:00 0 - 1 Stoke City
Preston North End 2020-09-12 00:00:00 0 - 1 Swansea City
Preston North End 2020-07-18 00:00:00 2 - 0 Birmingham City
Preston North End 2020-07-11 00:00:00 1 - 1 Nottingham Forest
Preston North End 2020-07-01 00:00:00 0 - 1 Derby County
Preston North End 2020-06-27 00:00:00 1 - 3 Cardiff City
Blackburn Rovers 2020-10-03 00:00:00 0 - 0 Cardiff City
Nottingham Forest 2020-09-19 00:00:00 0 - 2 Cardiff City
Middlesbrough 2020-07-18 00:00:00 1 - 3 Cardiff City
Fulham 2020-07-10 00:00:00 2 - 0 Cardiff City
Bristol City 2020-07-04 00:00:00 0 - 1 Cardiff City
Preston North End 2020-06-27 00:00:00 1 - 3 Cardiff City
Scott Sinclair 4
Darnell Fisher 1
Daniel Johnson 1
Seán Maguire 1
Brad Potts 1
Kieffer Moore 2
Sheyi Ojo 1
Lee Tomlin 1
Harry Wilson 1
Huddersfield Town 2020-10-24 14:00:00 Preston North End
Preston North End 2020-10-28 19:00:00 Millwall
Preston North End 2020-10-31 15:00:00 Birmingham City
Reading 2020-11-04 19:00:00 Preston North End
Rotherham United 2020-11-07 15:00:00 Preston North End
Preston North End 2020-11-21 15:00:00 Sheffield Wednesday
Preston North End 2020-11-24 19:45:00 Blackburn Rovers
Watford 2020-11-28 15:00:00 Preston North End
Bournemouth 2020-12-01 19:45:00 Preston North End
Preston North End 2020-12-05 15:00:00 Wycombe Wanderers
Cardiff City 2020-10-24 14:00:00 Middlesbrough
Derby County 2020-10-28 19:45:00 Cardiff City
Queens Park Rangers 2020-10-31 15:00:00 Cardiff City
Cardiff City 2020-11-03 19:45:00 Barnsley
Cardiff City 2020-11-07 15:00:00 Bristol City
Millwall 2020-11-21 15:00:00 Cardiff City
Coventry City 2020-11-25 19:45:00 Cardiff City
Cardiff City 2020-11-28 15:00:00 Luton Town
Cardiff City 2020-12-01 19:45:00 Huddersfield Town
Watford 2020-12-05 15:00:00 Cardiff City

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