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Saturday’s FA Cup action features Wycombe Wanderers fighting it out with Preston North End.
For all of our match predictions, pre-game poll and statistics for Wycombe Wanderers v Preston North End, scroll down - plus the latest betting odds.
Wycombe Wanderers will be hoping to bounce back here following a 1-3 Championship defeat last time out to Middlesbrough.
In that game, Wycombe Wanderers had 40% possession and 12 shots at goal with 2 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Wycombe Wanderers was Uche Ikpeazu (3'). On the other side, Middlesbrough got 21 attempts on goal with 7 on target. Marcus Browne (30'), Marcus Tavernier (36') and Chuba Akpom (81') scored for Middlesbrough.
It’s been seldom in recent times that Wycombe Wanderers have kept a clean sheet. In fact, The Blues have been scored against in 6 of their previous 6 matches, leaking 10 goals on the way.
Preston North End
Since being defeated in their last game at the hands of Nottingham Forest in Championship action, Preston North End will be hoping to turn things around here.
In that match, Preston North End managed 47% possession and 14 shots at goal with 3 on target. Nottingham Forest had 10 shots at goal with 1 on target. Lewis Grabban (70') scored for Nottingham Forest.
The trend of at least one team not scoring a goal in games involving Preston North End has become evident in recent matches. A glance at their last 6 meetings reveals that it has occurred 5 times. In these clashes, their opponents have managed a goal aggregate of 6 while The Lilywhites have scored 5. Let’s find out whether or not that trend will end up being sustained in this game.
Head to head
Delving into their past head to head results stretching back to 22/01/2000 tells us that these encounters have been pretty painful for Wycombe Wanderers. They have not managed to get any victories at all whereas Preston North End have been superior, getting wins in 83% of those matches played.
Loads of goals were seen in those games, too - 28 in all at an average of 4.67 goals per meeting.
The last league clash featuring these clubs was Championship match day 16 on 05/12/2020 when it finished Preston North End 2-2 Wycombe Wanderers.
On that day, Preston North End managed 59% possession and 18 attempts on goal with 3 on target. The scorer was Tom Barkhuizen (14').
At the other end, Wycombe Wanderers got 17 shots at goal with 4 on target. Garath McCleary (48'), Scott Kashket (75') and Jason McCarthy (87' Own goal) scored.
The referee was James Linington.
Team News: Wycombe Wanderers
Wycombe Wanderers manager Gareth Ainsworth will be happy not to have any fitness concerns at all coming into this game owing to a completely injury-free squad available to select from.
Team News: Preston North End
With a completely injury-free group ready to go, Preston North End manager Alex Neil has no fitness worries at all ahead of this clash.
We’re thinking that Wycombe Wanderers will have to work hard as a team to score against this Preston North End team who we think should gain the upper hand.
We’re therefore expecting a very competitive encounter with a 0-1 win for Preston North End at the end of the 90.
A close call.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Adams Park (10,137)
Captain: Matt Bloomfield
Chairman: Rob Couhig
Manager: Gareth Ainsworth
Competitions: Championship position 24, FA Cup (Third Round)
🔑 Key Man: Garath McCleary
Normally taking up the Left Attacking Midfielder position, Garath McCleary was born in Oxford, England. Having played his first senior match for Nottingham Forest in the 2007 - 2008 season, the skilful Midfielder has accumulated 2 league goals in this Championship 2020 - 2021 campaign to date in 13 appearances.