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Norwich City make the trip to Deepdale on Friday for the Championship meeting with home side Preston North End.
All Preston North End v Norwich City game predictions, stats and user poll are shown below (plus the best game odds).
Preston North End
Preston North End will be looking to improve on their last outing here following a 0-1 Championship losing effort in their last game against Luton Town.
In that match, Preston North End had 47% possession and 9 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Preston North End was Daniel Iversen (83' Own goal). On the other side, Luton Town had 20 shots at goal with 4 of them on target.
It has been seldom in recent games where Preston North End haven’t conceded. It will be a concern for them that The Lilywhites have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, giving up 7 goals in the process. We will find out if that trend will be continued on in this game.
Pre-game facts show that Preston North End:
- are unbeaten in the league by Norwich City in their last 2 games.
- haven’t won at home in the past 2 league games.
In their previous game, Norwich City drew 1-1 in the Championship match with Blackburn Rovers.
In that match, Norwich City had 55% possession and 16 attempts at goal with 7 of them on target. The scorer for Norwich City was Kenny McLean (53'). Blackburn Rovers got 11 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. Sam Gallagher (77') was the scorer for Blackburn Rovers.
Over the course of their last half-dozen clashes, Norwich City have helped themselves to the sum of 11 goals. The Canaries have also not failed to score on each one of those occasions. In that time, they’ve seen 2 goals go against them.
A look at their previous results shows us that Norwich City:
- have not emerged victorious against Preston North End in games played away from home for the previous 2 matches in the league.
- are unbeaten in their last 5 league matches away from home.
Head to head
An examination of their most recent head-to-head meetings going back to 25/11/2017 shows that Preston North End have won 1 of these games & Norwich City 2, with the tally of drawn matches being 3.
A combined total of 18 goals were scored between them in these games, with 8 from The Lilywhites and 10 belonging to The Canaries. That’s an average goals per game figure of 3.
The last league contest between these clubs was Championship match day 2 on 19/09/2020 which ended up with the score at Norwich City 2-2 Preston North End.
That day, Norwich City managed 55% possession and 14 attempts on goal with 6 on target. The goals were scored by Teemu Pukki (31') and Przemysław Płacheta (85').
For their opponents, Preston North End had 16 attempts at goal with 6 on target. Scott Sinclair (14') and Darnell Fisher (42') scored.
The match was refereed by John Brooks.
Team News: Preston North End
There’s just a single fitness concern for the Preston North End manager Frankie McAvoy to contend with thanks to an almost full-strength set of players. Patrick Bauer (Achilles tendon rupture) is out of contention. Alan Browne is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
Team News: Norwich City
Norwich boss Daniel Farke has to contend with a number of unavailable players. Adam Idah (Unknown Injury) and Aston Oxborough (Achilles tendon surgery) miss out here.
We think that Preston North End will need to apply a lot of pressure to register a score against this Norwich City team who we think should gain the upper hand.
We’ve gone for a very competitive game with a 0-1 victory for Norwich City after 90 minutes.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Preston North End
Stadium: Deepdale (23,404)
Captain: Alan Browne
Chairman: Craig Hemmings
Manager: Frankie McAvoy
Competitions: Championship position 16
⭐ Star Player: Daniel Johnson
Generally used in the Centre Midfield position, Daniel Johnson was born in Kingston, Jamaica. Having made a first senior appearance for Yeovil Town in the 2012 - 2013 season, the gifted Midfielder has got 4 league goals in the Championship 2020 - 2021 campaign so far in a total of 32 appearances.