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The Championship tie at Deepdale on Saturday sees hosts Preston North End go into battle with opponents West Bromwich Albion.
Our Preston North End v West Bromwich Albion predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below - as well as the best betting odds.
Preston North End
Preston North End enter this match following a 2-2 Championship drawn result against Sheffield United.
In that game, Preston North End had 38% possession and 10 shots at goal with 4 on target. For Preston North End, goals were scored by Daniel Johnson (19') and Emil Riis Jakobsen (95'). Sheffield United got 13 shots on goal with 6 on target. Morgan Gibbs-White (7') and Sander Berge (84') scored for Sheffield United.
Frankie McAvoy's Preston North End have found the net 10 times over their last six outings. Conversely, the number of goals that have been scored against them in that same time is 6.
Analysis of their past results shows that Preston North End:
- have not beaten West Bromwich Albion in their last 6 league games.
- have not been beaten in their last 2 league matches at home.
West Bromwich Albion
In their last game, West Bromwich Albion drew 0-0 in the Championship tie with Derby County.
In that game, West Bromwich Albion managed 64% possession and 26 shots on goal with 9 on target. For their opponents, Derby County had 4 shots at goal with 0 on target.
Throughout their 6 most recent matches, Valérien Ismaël's West Bromwich Albion have seen their goal attempts be successful 8 times, earning them the goals per game average of 1.33.
Leading up to this clash, West Bromwich Albion:
- have not lost to Preston North End in away games against them for the last 3 league matches.
- are unbeaten in their last 3 league matches away from home.
Head to head
Looking over their past head to head results going back to 03/10/2009 shows that these encounters have not been kind to Preston North End. They have not managed to register any victories at all while West Bromwich Albion have been too good for them, beating them in 83% of those ties.
A total of 18 goals were yielded between them during those clashes, with 5 of them for The Lilywhites and 13 netted by The Baggies. The average number of goals per game works out to 3.
The previous league game featuring the two was Championship match day 35 on 25/02/2020 and the score finished West Bromwich Albion 2-0 Preston North End.
In that game, West Bromwich Albion managed 52% possession and 21 attempts on goal with 9 of them on target. The scorers were Robson-Kanu (6') and Jake Livermore (45').
Preston North End got 5 shots at goal with 0 on target.
The referee was Kevin Friend.
Team News: Preston North End
The Preston North End boss Frankie McAvoy will be grateful not to have any fitness worries whatsoever ahead of this game with a fully injury-free squad available to select from.
Team News: West Bromwich Albion
From a largely healthy group, there is only the one fitness problem for the West Bromwich Albion gaffer Valérien Ismaël to contend with. Rico Richards (Medial Collateral Ligament Tear) misses out for this game.
In our view, Preston North End may not find it easy to breach the defence of this West Bromwich Albion team who we think might get a goal themselves and run out victorious.
Our tip is therefore for a 0-1 win for West Bromwich Albion at the end of the 90 minutes.
It should be a good one.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Preston North End
Stadium: Deepdale (23,404)
Captain: Alan Browne
Chairman: Craig Hemmings
Manager: Frankie McAvoy
Competitions: Championship position 13, EFL Cup (Third Round)
⭐ Key Player: Emil Riis Jakobsen
Generally playing in the Striker position, Emil Riis Jakobsen was born in Hobro, Denmark. Having played his first senior match for VVV-Venlo in the 2017 - 2018 season, the skilful Forward has netted 2 league goals in the Championship 2021 - 2022 season so far in a total of 6 appearances.