Preston North End vs Reading: Preview and Prediction

Preston North End vs Reading-Match Preview-11th March 2017

Preston North End vs Reading
English Football League Championship
Date: 11th March 2017, Saturday
Kick off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Deepdale Stadium.

Preston North End are nine points off the promotional playoffs spots with ten matches left to be played till the end of the season.

Simon Grayson can be thrilled with the campaign he has had with the Lilywhites in this term of Championship.

The hosts will try and keep touch with the top six teams with the potential victory over the fourth-placed Reading.

Preston North End

Preston were on a good run before entering a series of tough fixtures. They first lost the direct clash with the rivals for the top six positions Fulham 3-1 at Craven Cottage.

The last round has seen them playing a 1-1 draw with Derby County at iPro Stadium. The Lilywhites have four wins and a draw in the last five matches at Deepdale.

Reading

The visitors held the current leaders Newcastle United to a goalless draw in the derby match of the round on Tuesday evening at Madejski.

However, Jaap Stam has to be worried ahead of the trip to Preston because the Royals have lost four out of last six games on the road in all competitions.

Preston North End vs Reading: Head to head

Reading have been the more successful side in the history of head to head clashes with Preston. The Royals have won the out of 21 matches.

The clash from the first part of the season saw a narrow 1-0 victory for Reading at Madejski. Jon Swift was the one who made the difference netting the only goal of the game ten minutes before the break.

Preston North End vs Reading: Prediction

Preston have been pretty impressive in some of their latest home fixtures and you should not be surprised to see them set as favourites to beat Reading.

The Royals are much easier to break down in comparison to the start of the season. Grayson has a deadly lineup of attackers in the likes of Jordan Hugill and Callum Robinson and we also must take the hosts to back two or more at 5/4.

Preston North End vs Reading: Betting Tips

  • The first bet is Preston Draw No Bet at 1.62 with Unibet.
  • You can alternatively go with Preston Over 1.5 team goals at┬á2.33 with Unibet.