Preston North End vs Barnsley
England – League Championship
Date: Saturday, 10 September 2016,
Kick-Off: 15:00 UK
Venue: Deepdale Stadium, Preston.
Preston North End will host Barnsley at Deepdale on Saturday afternoon, hoping to get back to winning ways.
Preston were disappointed to loose their last game on the road at Ipswich by a lone goal. Prior to that game, they defeated Oldham in the Cup and also QPR in the League. However, Grant Ward’s volley in the 15th minute was enough to sink Preston and give Ipswich all 3 points in their last game. Preston are still in the relegation zone with 3 points, but they hope for a better performance to lift them out of the zone.
Barnsley’s good form continues, they returned to winning ways last time with a 4-0 home win over Rotherham United. Barnsley waited till second to break the dead lock, M. Roberts opened the score in the 54th minute, 3 minutes later A. Hammill made it 2-0. The game went on till 86th when T. Bradshaw scored the 3rd goal, 4 minutes later R. Kent finished it of with a 4th goal as Barnsley claim all 3 points.
Barnsley are now sitting third in the League table, they will be aiming for a win this weekend to shoot the into second position depending on results elsewhere.
Preston North End vs Barnsley: Team News
Preston North have no missing players, they have a full squad and all players available for selection.
Barnsley will be without Sessi D’Almedia as he is injured, he is the only absentee in their squad.
Preston North End vs Barnsley: Head to Head Statistics
Preston have played 17 games against Barnsley, they have won 6 games and lost 8. At home, Preston have won 3 games and lost 5 to Barnsley. Their last game against each other was 1-1 draw.
Preston North End vs Barnsley: Prediction
The visitors are the favourites in this fixture, they are in a good form with 3 wins from 5 games. They have scored at least 2 goals in 4 of their last 5 league games, they are 3rd in the league with 9 points. Meanwhile, the host have won just 1 of their last 5 league games which have kept them in the 23rd position with 3 points. They have lost 4 games in the league, and have failed to score in 3 of their 5 league games.
Preston vs Barnsley: Betting Tips
Double Chance – Barnsley/Draw at 1/3 (1.33)
Both teams to score at 5/6 (2.10).