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Preston North End are going up against visiting rivals Swansea City at Deepdale in this Championship tie on Saturday.
View all of the Preston North End v Swansea City predictions, poll and stats below (plus the best game odds).
Preston North End
Preston North End will be looking for a repeat result of the 4-0 EFL Cup success vs Mansfield Town.
In that game, Preston North End had 67% possession and 14 attempts on goal with 7 on target. For Preston North End, the goalscorers were Tom Barkhuizen (14'), Seán Maguire (22'), Patrick Bauer (28') and Josh Harrop (65').
Their latest results really do illustrate the point that quality has been evident in the Preston North End backline. The Lilywhites have been stingy, with the number of goals that have gone in at their end over the course of their previous 6 matches standing at 4.
After a loss in their previous game against Newport County in EFL Cup action, Swansea City and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
In that game, Swansea City had 64% possession and 10 shots at goal with 1 on target. On the other side, Newport County had 12 attempts on goal with 5 on target. Tristan Abrahams (8', 45') was the scorer for Newport County.
During their six previous matches, Steve Cooper's Swansea City have converted a total of 9 times, giving them the goals scored per game average of 1.5.
Head to head
Looking at their prior head-to-head meetings dating back to 14/08/2010 shows us that Preston North End have won 1 of them & Swansea City 3, with the tally of draws standing at 2.
A combined sum of 17 goals were produced between them during those clashes, with 6 from The Lilywhites and 11 for The Swans. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.83.
The last league game featuring the two was Championship match day 30 on 01/02/2020 which finished with the scoreline of Preston North End 1-1 Swansea City.
That day, Preston North End had 55% possession and 10 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. The scorer was Scott Sinclair (28').
On the other side, Swansea City got 11 attempts at goal with 3 on target. Rhian Brewster (33') scored.
The match was refereed by Geoff Eltringham.
Team News: Preston North End
Preston North End boss Alex Neil does not have any fitness concerns to speak of ahead of this game owing to a completely healthy group available to select from.
We think that The Lilywhites may well kick off with a 4-2-3-1 formation for this one, beginning the first half with Declan Rudd, Andrew Hughes, Jordan Storey, Patrick Bauer, Alan Browne, Paul Gallagher, Ben Pearson, Tom Barkhuizen, Daniel Johnson, Josh Harrop and Sean Maguire.
Team News: Swansea City
Owing to a fully healthy squad available to select from, Swansea City boss Steve Cooper has zero fitness concerns to speak of ahead of this match.
It’s our belief that The Swans seem likely to begin the game with a 3-5-2 system, giving starts to Freddie Woodman, Ben Cabango, Marc Guehi, Joe Rodon, Connor Roberts, Korey Smith, Morgan Gibbs-White, Matt Grimes, Jake Bidwell, André Ayew and Jamal Lowe.
Looking at these two teams, we feel that Swansea City may well find it hard to score against this Preston North End lineup who we reckon should score at least once to gain the upper hand.
We therefore see a good battle with a 1-0 win for Preston North End after 90 minutes.
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Preston North End
Stadium: Deepdale (23,404)
Chairman: Craig Hemmings
Manager: Alex Neil
Competitions: League Cup (First Round)