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Sheffield Wednesday head to Deepdale on Saturday for the Championship clash with home team Preston North End.
All Preston North End v Sheffield Wednesday game predictions, stats and user poll are shown below - along with the latest match odds.
Preston North End
Preston North End will be hoping to bounce back here following a 2-1 Championship defeat in their last game at the hands of Rotherham United.
In that game, Preston North End managed 57% possession and 8 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. The scorer for Preston North End was Ryan Ledson (80'). Rotherham United had 11 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. Richard Wood (53') and Matt Crooks (86') scored for Rotherham United.
In their preceding six fixtures, Alex Neil's Preston North End have seen rewards for their attempts on goal 9 times, an average number of goals per match of 1.5.
Taking a look at their past results, Preston North End:
- haven't lost in the league to Sheffield Wednesday in their last 3 games.
- have not won at home in their last 5 matches in the league. Fans are getting restless.
Previously, Sheffield Wednesday drew 0-0 in the Championship match with Millwall.
In that game, Sheffield Wednesday managed 60% possession and 16 shots at goal with 8 on target. On the other side, Millwall got 11 attempts at goal with 0 on target.
The attacking players from Sheffield Wednesday have suffered from a shortage of goals over their last six games, netting the unsatisfactory return of only 2. In those matches, The Owls have also seen the collective goal aggregate of their opponents equal 7. That trend might not be sustained into this next game, however.
A look at their previous results shows us that Sheffield Wednesday:
- have not registered a win against Preston North End when having played them away from home in the previous 5 league matches. Not the best of away records.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 2 matches in the league.
Head to head
A look at their most recent head to head clashes stretching back to 05/08/2017 shows that Preston North End have won 3 of them & Sheffield Wednesday 2, with the number of drawn matches being 1.
A total of 20 goals were scored between them during those clashes, with 10 for The Lilywhites and 10 for The Owls. That is an average goals per game value of 3.33.
The previous league clash featuring the two was Championship match day 42 on 08/07/2020 when it finished Sheffield Wednesday 1-3 Preston North End.
In that game, Sheffield Wednesday had 58% possession and 13 shots on goal with 2 of them on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Jacob Murphy (58').
Preston North End had 14 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. Scott Sinclair (78'), Jayden Stockley (87') and Brad Potts (96') scored.
The match was refereed by Tony Harrington.
Team News: Preston North End
Ben Davies (Hamstring Injury), Andrew Hughes (Hamstring Injury) and Louis Moult (Knee Injury) aren’t available for Preston gaffer Alex Neil. David Nugent will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
Team News: Sheffield Wednesday
Sheff Wed manager Tony Pulis has to choose from a squad that has some fitness concerns. Massimo Luongo (Knee Injury), Aden Flint (Hamstring Injury), Liam Shaw (Ankle Injury) and Chey Dunkley (Fractured Leg) will miss out on this game. Ineligible players who cannot play in this game through suspension are Kadeem Harris and Keiren Westwood.
In our opinion, Sheffield Wednesday may well find it hard to see themselves scoring against this Preston North End team who we reckon should be able to get on the scoresheet themselves in a winning performance.
We’re therefore tipping a good tussle with a 1-0 win for Preston North End at the conclusion of the game.
Let’s see how this one goes.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Preston North End
Stadium: Deepdale (23,404)
Chairman: Craig Hemmings
Manager: Alex Neil
Competitions: Championship position 14
⭐ Star Man: Scott Sinclair
Normally played in the Left Attacking Midfielder position, Scott Sinclair was born in Bath, England. Having made a first senior appearance for Bristol Rovers in the 2004 - 2005 season, the dangerous Midfielder has scored 5 league goals in this Championship 2020 - 2021 season to date in 10 appearances.