Norwich City vs Preston Predictions and Match Preview

Norwich City vs Preston 2018-19 English League Championship by LeagueLane

Norwich City vs Preston North End
English League Championship
Date: Wednesday, 22nd August 2018
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Carrow Road (Norwich).

Norwich City takes on Preston North End searching for their first victory this season. Both sides didn’t start the season as they would have liked and will be looking to improve.

Norwich had a questionable last season overall. The team struggled through most of it and Farke and his boys were hoping for a better start this time. Still getting just a single points in their opening 3 fixtures is not the dream start.

The Canaries have shown that they can score goals. The main problem which needs improving is their defensive line. They have conceded 8 goals in 3 games which just can’t be compensated by the strike force. Last round another defeat this time with 2-1 added to that feeling.

Preston are looking strong again but not consistent enough. They earned one of each – victory, draw and defeat in their 3 games. This was again their weakness last season. North End had too many draws costing them a lot of points.

Last round Preston made their first draw of the season at home against Stoke City. In an entertaining fixture the home side took the lead twice but The Potters managed to level the score each time for the full time result of 2-2.

Norwich City vs Preston: Head-to-head

  • Norwich are winless in 3 league games
  • Norwich have seen both teams on the score sheet and over 2.5 goals in each of their 4 competitive games this season
  • 3 of the last 4 games at Carrow Road between the sides finished as a draw
  • Both games last year had less than 2.5 goals and finished as a draw

Norwich City vs Preston: Predictions

Norwich have produced a lot of entertaining games this season. The team looks deadly up front but fails to keep their goal safe. Preston also tends to play like that with their high pressing line. The game should offer goals at both ends with a very likely draw.

Norwich City vs Preston: Bet Tips

  • Draw at 12/5 (3.40)
  • Both teams to Score @ 4/5 (1.80).