Preston North End vs Brentford
Date: Saturday, 10 April 2021
Kick-Off at 15.00 UK
Venue: Deepdale, Preston.
It seems the Bees will miss the automatic promotion for the second consecutive time. They can only blame themselves for such failures as the team looks incapable of producing when it matters most.
Just as we’ve entered the final quarter of the season, Brentford played four consecutive draws. It is a truly poor spell of form for promotional hopefuls given they’ve played the likes of Derby, Nottingham, Huddersfield, and Birmingham in the process.
Thomas Frank’s men are now nine points shy of the second-placed Watford but have a game in hand on the Hornets, meaning there is a lot to play for in the remaining seven games.
Nevertheless, Saturday’s trip to the Deepdale represents a must-win situation for the Bees. They can’t afford another slip-up against the bottom-half opposition by any means.
Preston are 13 points adrift of the danger area and have pretty much nothing to play for in their last six outings of the campaign.
However, it did not prevent them from snatching two fantastic results against the likes of Norwich City (a 1-1 draw) and Swansea City (a 0-1 victory) in the last two rounds.
Preston vs Brentford Head-to-head
- Brentford lead the head to head tie by three wins going into the 34th encounter with the Lilywhites.
- Nevertheless, Preston claimed a 2-4 victory when they visited Brentford Community Stadium in the first half of the season in early-October last year.
- The Lilywhites won the last two home clashes against the Bees, netting six goals in the process.
Preston vs Brentford Prediction
Surprisingly, Preston played tight defensive-minded football in the last couple of months. This is why none of their last six league matches produced three or more goals. They did not score more than one goal in any of these six affairs, but they have not been conceding many at the opposing end either.
The fact they shipped just one goal in the last two fixtures against the Canaries and the Swans says enough about their defensive prowess.
The visitors, who are in a much greater need of points, have also been playing tight games lately. Just one of the last six matches they played produced three or more goals.
This is why see the Under 2.5 goals FT as the best betting option at the odds of 1.72 here. As for the outcome, we will back the draw at the 3.30 odds.
Preston vs Brentford Bet Tips
Draw @ 3.30
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.72.