Preston North End vs Nottingham Forest
England – Championship
Date: Saturday, 2 January 2021
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Deepdale (Preston).
Preston has picked up 32 points from 10 wins and 2 draws in their 22 appearances. The host is on a three-game winning streak in the campaign, following a 2-0 win at home against the likes of Coventry City.
Unbeaten in their recent four fixtures in the league, Nottingham Forest will still be concerned with the last three draws in the championship. They will visit after a 1-1 draw on the road with Stoke last time out.
Preston vs Nottingham Forest Head-to-head (h2h)
- The host has been unbeaten in their last eight matches.
- Both teams have scored in their recent two fixtures.
- Their previous three overall meetings have ended in a draw.
- The host has recorded three of the last five overall wins.
- Their previous encounter gave a 1-1 draw at Preston.
Preston vs Nottingham Forest Prediction
In their recent three h2h meetings, the teams have been sharing the spoils with only one goalless draw in it. Their last two h2h clashes had ended with the same 1-1 scoreline, which suggests there is a chance for them to repeat the same for the Saturday clash.
Preston is on a winning streak for the past three championship games in the schedule, and all these wins came with a clean sheet. This shows the host holds a sturdy defense and also enjoys the ground advantage in the fixture at Deepdale.
A series of draws show that Nottingham Forest is experiencing trouble at the back. The shaky defense has conceded three times in the recent five league attempts. Besides, three games without a win ought to affect the morale of the players on the traveling side.
With the host favored for a win, the double chance to Preston will probably be the best bet for the punters along with the tip for over 1.5 goals from the goals area to yield decent returns in the encounter.
Preston vs Nottingham Forest Betting tips
- Over 1.5 goals @ 1.40 (2/5).
- Double chance: Preston North End or Draw @ 1.40 (2/5).