Preston North End vs Swansea City
England – Championship
Date: Saturday, 1 February 2020
Kick-off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Deepdale (Preston).
Preston have been at their best on home soil this season. With h2h history here also indicating a strong upper hand for the hosts, Swansea have little or no chance of climbing up the ladder this weekend.
Preston vs Swansea Head to head (h2h)
- Their previous meeting ended in a narrow 3-2 win for Swansea.
- Three of their last five fixtures have featured over 2.5 goals on the charts.
- Both teams have found the back of the net together in all but one of their past four clashes.
- Only one of their previous ten games have ended as a tie.
- Swansea have registered the win seven times in their last ten encounters. (W-7, D-1, L-2)
Preston vs Swansea Prediction
Preston are in fine form at the moment and have been recording back to back wins in their last two games. Their previous clash on the road saw them breeze past Barnsley with three unanswered goals to their name. While at home, they got the better of Charlton with a 2-1 scorecard.
It is also worth mentioning that the hosts are now just one point short of a playoff spot, and are currently sporting a one-point cushion over Swansea on the ladder as well.
On the other hand, the visitors had their four-match unbeaten streak brought to an abrupt halt last week by Stoke who posted a 2-0 scoreline at the end of the ninety minutes. In all honesty, the guests have just not looked sharp on the road this term.
Miserably, they have just one win to boast of from their past seven outings in the Championship. In sharp contrast, Preston have been branded as the best home team in the cluster and for good reason.
They have stumbled just thrice on home soil so far, and have come away with the win in ten of their last fifteen matchups here.
Taking into account that Swansea have not been able to take down this foe in any of their previous three visits here either, the win is more than likely to swing in favor of Preston on Saturday.
Furthermore, despite the impressive form at home, it needs saying that the hosts are guilty of possessing a leaky defense. They have conceded a goal or more in each of their past eleven games here.
In addition, Preston have not kept a clean sheet on home soil since their 2-0 win over Brentford, four months ago. As such, count on Swansea to go down swinging and to bag a consolation goal in this one.
Preston vs Swansea Betting tips
Preston to win @ 2.00 (1/1)
Both teams to score @ 1.70 (7/10).