Preston North End vs Cardiff City
England – League Championship
Date: Tuesday, 13 September 2016,
Kick-Off: 19:45 UK
Venue: Deepdale, Preston.
Preston North End have made the worst possible start to their 2016/17 English Championship campaign as they suffered defeats in in 5 of their 6 matches so far. They are currently 23rd in the standings, a point above rock bottom side Blackburn.
The Lilywhites finished 11th in the Championship last season which is a considerable achievement for a side in their first season after promotion. Their head-coach Simon Grayson will be keen to ensure that the pressure don’t get to his players as it is s till early days in the new season.
Cardiff City are currently 18th in the standings with 5 points helped by a win and a draw from their 6 games so far. They are currently on a transition period under the new manager Paul Trollope and are yet to gel together as a unit.
The Bluebirds finished 8th in the Championship last season, at a 6-point gap from the play-off spot. If they are to improve on last season, they must find the right balance and formation as soon as possible.
Preston vs Cardiff City: Head-to-Head Stats
- The corresponding fixture of the 2015/16 Championship season saw a 0-0 draw. While Cardiff won the return leg by a 2-1 margin.
- Cardiff City are unbeaten in the last four matches against Preston.
- Preston haven’t won in their last two home fixtures against Cardiff, which saw a draw and a defeat. But they were victorious in the previous two scoring 9 goals keeping clean sheets.
Preston vs Cardiff City: Prediction
Both teams are on a poor run of form and struggling in all fronts. Preston have tasted defeats in each of their three home games this season. While Cardiff have drawn 2 and lost in 1 of their 3 away games.
Cardiff have a better head-to-head record against Preston, but their away form since the start of last season is pretty poor. They were held to a 0-0 draw by Preston in the latest visit. Besides that they managed just 5 wins from their last 26 away games in the Championship.
Also, Preston haven’t won in any of their last 9 home games. So this is very likely to end in a low scoring draw. Based on the away stats it is beneficial to back Cardiff on a double chance for this mid-week fixture.
Preston vs Cardiff City: Betting Tips
Double Chance – Draw/Cardiff at 4/7 (1.57)
Total Match Goals – Over 1.5 at 4/9 (1.44).
Get the rest of our Championship Tips at the Prediction Page.