Preston vs Sheffield Wednesday
Date: Saturday, 31st December, 2016
Kick-off: 15:00 UK
Venue: Deepdale Stadium, Preston.
Preston will be aiming to get back to winning ways when they host Sheffield Wednesday at Deepdale Stadium on Saturday. Coming on from a 1-4 defeat to Leeds United on Boxing Day, they will breathe a sigh of relief if they can take all 3 points in this one.
Preston are currently a mid-table team at the moment, they are 13 in the table with 32 points from 23 games. It might interest you that Preston have scored and conceded same number of goals (32) so far in the championship which keeps their goal difference on zero. A win this weekend could take them into top 10 depending on results elsewhere.
Meanwhile, Sheffield Wednesday have now maintained the playoff spot for a while now though they are in the last spot. They are on the 6th position with 40 points to their name. They are currently on a 3-game winning streak and have won 4 of their last 5 games. Their win against Newcastle United at St James’ Park on Boxing Day will be a huge boost to them as they need this game.
Preston vs Sheffield Wednesday: Head to Head Statistics
- The two teams have played 61 games in the past, Preston have won 24 games and drawn 14 while Sheffield have won 23 games.
- At Deepdale, Preston have won 16 of their 30 previous meetings, they have drawn 8 and lost 6.
- Their last 5 games have been dominated by Sheffield Wednesday as they have won 4 and lost one to Preston.
Preston vs Sheffield Wednesday: Prediction
The game will be tough and entertaining as there are no clear favorites in this match. It will get down to who wants it more.
Preston’s home form this season have been a mix bag as they have won 5, drawn twice and lost 5 in their 12 home games this season. Furthermore, they are not good at home in recent games with just one win in their last 5, having rain twice and lost twice.
Also, Sheffield haven’t been good on the road with just 4 away wins this season. However, Sheffield’s recent defensive form can’t be overlooked, as they have kept clean sheets in their last 3 games. We expect Sheffield Wednesday to book another win in this game but it will be a hard-fought victory.
Preston vs Sheffield Wednesday: Bet Tips
Draw No Bet – Sheffield Wednesday to Win at 4/5 (1.80)
Under 2.5 goals at 2/3 (1.66).