Preston vs Doncaster
England – FA Cup
Date: Sunday, 6th January 2019
Kick-off at 14.00 UK/ 15.00 CET
Venue: Deepdale (Preston).
Preston lost pace in their league campaign after going strong for almost three months. And consequentially their league standing has suffered. In this FA Cup fixture, they have got themselves the opportunity to shake things off and get back to their old form. North End takes on Doncaster from League One.
The Rovers are in desperate pursuit of a promotion spot in the League One along with two other sides The first three positions look out of reach already, and all that remains is the final and the fourth spot. For sure, Grant McCann’s men will be prioritizing promotion to the Championship than the FA Cup, which in all probability will go to a Premier League side.
Preston vs Doncaster Head-to-head (h2h)
- The Lilywhites hold a lead of 3-2 in h2h wins over Doncaster
- The last match between these teams ended in a draw.
Preston vs Doncaster Prediction
Before facing few of the toughest teams in the Championship, Preston was on a run of nine unbeaten games and had lost just one of their 12 matches in a stretch. They still remain a force to be reckoned with, at home, though. North End was unbeaten in 17 of their last 21 home-ties and has managed to find the back of the net in their last 17 attempts in front of the home crowd.
Doncaster has been sub-par on the road recently. They remained winless in six of their last nine matches on the road. The team conceded goals in 17 of their last 19 away fixtures, and 15 of those games were in a row.
Alex Neil’s men will win this tie, and their experience in the higher league will be in abundant use for them. The side won’t leave much to chance and will try to break Doncaster’s fort early itself. Expect more than 2.5 goals from this game.
Preston vs Doncaster Betting Tips
To Win: Preston @ 1.75 (3/4)
Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.80 (4/5).