Preston vs Mansfield
England – Carabao Cup
Date: Saturday, 29 August 2020
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Deepdale Stadium.
Deepdale Stadium will witness Preston from the EFL Championship up against the League Two contenders Mansfield in a chance to qualify for the Carabao Cup.
Preston finished the previous season championship at the ninth spot last month and hasn’t been involved in any major action in their schedule until now. In the meantime, Mansfield’s last game was in March this year and they haven’t featured in any major contest post lockdown.
The Lilywhites were unbeaten in the last two matches in their campaign, following a 1-1 draw on the road against Bristol City last time out in the schedule. And at home, things have been a little down for the host, with only one win out of the recent five attempts.
Mansfield finished their League Two fixtures last season with a win which was their third one in the last ten league clashes in the schedule. They had only one win within the last six outings in the campaign and will visit after a 1-2 win on the road against Northampton last time out.
Preston vs Mansfield Head-to-head (h2h)
The teams have met only once in 2004 and Preston won with a 0-4 scoreline.
Preston vs Mansfield Prediction
Being a second-tier contingent against the side from the fourth tier of England will have its perks in the upcoming match for Preston. Besides, the Lilywhites enjoys the home ground advantage in the clash and have defeated Mansfield at the latter’s home in 2004 in their lone h2h meetings so far.
The home win in full-time will probably be the best bet for the punters. Their last meeting saw the Lilywhites slotting in a whopping 4 goals against none. With the host in control of the game, expect nothing less of a high-scoring affair at Deepdale.
Preston vs Mansfield Betting tips
Preston to win @ 1.50 (1/2).
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.60 (3/5).