Preston vs Bristol City
England – Championship
Date: Saturday, 18 December 2020
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
The Robins are placed eighth in the table, and need a surplus of two more points to be included in a playoff spot. However, they have under-performed in the last few match-days, and that has cost them a bit in their race to get to the top-most tier.
The team will definitely go after the three points this weekend whatever it might cost them. They do have the advantage that they are taking on a rival that’s going through a dismal run at the moment – the Lilywhites.
On top of that, Alex Neil’s men have also conceded the most number of goals of all the teams in the contest, and they have been a terrible team at home in the past several months.
By the looks of things, expect Bristol City to have the edge this Saturday at the Deepdale.
Preston vs Bristol City: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The previous three games in a row had ended in draws.
- Nine of the former eleven encounters had goals from both teams.
- Six of the last nine clashes had three or more goals.
- At this venue, the guests have not won since 2011.
- The latest meeting at this stadium had ended in a 3-3 draw.
Preston vs Bristol City: Prediction
The Lilywhites lost 2-1 on the road the last match-day, against Barnsley. In the meantime, Dean Holden’s men lost 0-2 at home the past game week, against Millwall.
Going on, Neil’s men were winless in eight of their previous twelve overall fixtures, and they had lost an alarming seven of these games. They have also conceded two or more goals in six of their preceding seven match-ups.
At home, they have won just twice since August, and have won just a total of four times here since February of 2020. In the process, they had also gone on a six-game losing run.
On the other hand, their counterparts had won three of their last five road matches, and they have also lost just thrice away from home since July of 2020.
On top of that, they are also in pursuit of a spot in the top-six of the table, and considering that four of the first six teams in standings have tough fixtures this match-day, a win against Preston will be hugely beneficial for the Robins.
As such, expect Bristol to put forth a great game this weekend at the Deepdale.
Preston vs Bristol City: Betting Tips
Double Chance: Bristol City or Draw @ 1.60 (3/5)
Bristol City to Win Either Half @ 2.00 (1/1).