Preston vs Newcastle
England League Championship
Date: Saturday, 29th October 2016,
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK
Venue: Deepdale Stadium (Preston).
Preston North End wouldn’t have wanted to face Newcastle United just after the humiliating 6-0 defeat at the St. James Park in the EFL cup fixture on Tuesday night. Aleksandar Mitrovic and Mohamed Diame scored 2 goals each for the Magpies as Preston midfielder Alan Browne was sent-off in the first half.
While Preston’s recent form in the league presents a completely different picture. They are on a 6 match unbeaten run with 3 wins and 2 draws. And their recent improvement has lifted them closer to the play-off zone and are currently at a 3 point distance from the 6th placed Bristol City. Their home form is even better as they are have won in all of the previous 4 and kept clean-sheets in 3.
Newcastle United are a team at the peak of their form. They did stutter at the start of the season, but they have now transformed into the one of the teams to beat in the league. They are currently unbeaten in the last 8 in all competitions, with 7 of them being wins.
They Magpies have already kept 5 clean sheets away from home and only Fulham on the opening day and Aston Villa have managed to score against them on the road. With 31 points from 14 matches, they are the current leaders of the Championship.
Preston vs Newcastle: Head-to-Head Stats
The previous meeting between Newcastle and Preston in a league match was during the 2009/10 Championship season. The Magpies have won on both away and home leg during the season with clean sheets. With the 6-0 win on Tuesday, Newcastle are on a three match winning run and that too without conceding a goal.
Preston vs Newcastle: Prediction
There is no doubt that Preston is in good form and are a real threat especially at home. They will want revenge to the humiliating defeat on Tuesday and we can expect the home crowd to act as the twelfth man on Saturday’s fixture. Deepdale Stadium is one of the difficult places for an away team and this will be a real big test for Newcastle United.
The Magpies’ good head-to-head record against Preston suggest that they are favourites to win this match, but don’t underestimate the home side. We believe even if they loss here, it will be by the slightest margin.
Preston vs Newcastle: Betting Tips
Handicap: Preston +1 at 1.80 (5/4)
Under 2.5 goals at 1.75 (3/4).