Preston North End vs Swansea City
Date: Saturday, 12 September 2020
Kick-Off at 15.00 UK
Venue: Deepdale Stadium, Preston.
This is going to be a duel of two teams which ended the previous Championship campaign in relatively high positions – 9th and 6th.
Swansea City are one out of three losers to come out from the playoffs. Their Premier League dreams were ended by Brentford in the semi-finals.
There were many changes within the roster during the summer, so it’s hard to say what we can expect from Swans in the opening weeks.
Preston NE were not as strong as usual when it comes to matches played at Deepdale in 2020. They have lost 7 out of 23 games, which cost them top six race. Despite pre-season results being terrible, hosts are labelled as favorites for the win at 2.20 odds.
Head-to-head h2h stats & Previous Meetings
There were only ten previous head to head matches between these two clubs. A big majority of those were won by Swansea City (six games), while Preston’s fans celebrated only two victories.
The average number of goals scored in all those encounters is 27, which averages 2.70 per match.
When it comes to the last h2h played at Deepdale (which was also the last meeting in February), spoils were shared 1-1 FT. Scott Sinclair granted the lead for Preston, while final result was set by Rhian Brewster in the first half.
Preston vs Swansea City Prediction
Preston were involved in five matches during the last 30 days. Two of those were official games played in League Cup. They easily dispatched Mansfield Town at this stadium 4-0 FT, followed with a tough opponent Everton and a 2-0 FT loss at Goodison. Other than that, Alex Neil’s squad had three friendly duels against Tranmere Rovers, Burnley and Sheffield United – all of them ended without a winner.
Swansea are definitely around same quality or even slightly better than Preston, but they are not that great when it comes to playing on the road. Draw seems like the most realistic FT outcome and the odds are fantastic – 3.20
As for the goals market, four out of the last five head to head matches between Preston and Swansea ended with both teams scoring at least one goal. This is definitely safer approach to the match than our first recommendation, and stake should be higher.
Draw @ 3.20
Both teams to score @ 1.83