Preston North End vs Brentford
English League Championship
Date: Wednesday, 24th October 2018
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Deepdale (Preston).
Two teams playing far from their potential face each other on Wednesday as Preston North End hosts Brentford.
Preston are nowhere near they used to be last season. The team barely sits above the relegation zone and has troubles picking points. They improved a bit in recent weeks but there’s still a lot to be done. North End had ambitions for higher finish but at this point its best to move upwards step by step.
Preston drew Hull City on Saturday. At this point this is not such a bad result considering they took a point against fellow relegation rival away. The game was going all the way down to a 0-0 draw but eventually finished 1-1 with 2 late goals.
Brentford started the season well but fell short in recent weeks. The team currently sits on 12th position in the table 3 points away from the playoffs. The Bees are a decent side but hardly from the top ones. They have nice style of play but currently have a long and unsuccessful run.
Saturday Brentford moved from 3 consecutive draws to a minimal defeat. The team lost painfully to Bristol City at home with a late strike from the visitors. Mepham also saw the red card before the hour mark which further made things worse for his side as he will be suspended for this game.
Preston vs Brentford: Head-to-head
- Preston is unbeaten in 3 games
- Preston scored at least 2 goals in their last 7 home games
- Brentford is winless in 7 games
- Brentford is winless in 6 away games
- Brentford has won 3 of the last 4 games against Preston away
- Last 3games between the sides at Deepdale saw over 3.5 goals
- 5 of the last 6 direct clashes had over 2.5 goals
Preston vs Brentford: Predictions
This game should offer goals. The sides tend to score a lot and concede a lot especially Preston. The hosts are also looking to be trying to get out of their poor run while The Bees are still looking clueless. This is Preston’s chance to continue the decent performances and the team will be highly motivated.
Preston vs Brentford: Bet Tips
BTTS: Yes at 1.60 (3/5)
Preston +0.5 AH at 1.60 (3/5).