Swansea City vs Preston North End
English League Championship
Date: Saturday, 11th August 2018
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Liberty Stadium (Swansea).
Swansea continues their bid for returning to the Premier League with a home game against Preston North End.
Swansea opened the season with a solid 1-2 victory away at Sheffield United. One of the strong teams last season The Blades were hoping to deny Swansea the victory but The Swans managed to make a complete turnaround and get all the points.
The Welsh side showed some of their potential in the opening game and now they will be hoping to do it again against another strong side from last season. Swansea are a decent host and will be looking to put the pressure on Preston early on.
Preston managed to get a nice clean minimal victory over QPR in the opening round. Their high pressing game enabled them to minimize the dangerous situations in front of their own net while creating some chances up front.
Preston had one big problem last season and it was the inability to edge the games. They played well but in the end the team finished with too many draws which eventually cost them their place in top 6. The team looked prepared in the opening fixture but visiting Swansea is another challenge.
Swansea City vs Preston North End: Head-to-head
- Including last season Preston’s last 7 out of 8 games saw over 2.5 goals
- Interesting fact – Swansea have conceded first in 5 of their last 6 games including friendlies
- Preston were unable to keep a clean sheet in 3 games against Swansea
- Last 5 meetings between the sides finished with a victory for the home team
- Swansea have won their last 4 games at home against Preston
Swansea City vs Preston North End Predictions
These sides are both ambitious and will hardly cancel each other out. The game could be decided by the smallest of margin. Still with their style of play we may see goals at both ends. Preston are pressing high and if Swansea finds a way around the visitors may be in trouble.
Swansea City vs Preston North End Betting Tips
Swansea 0.0 Asian Handicap @ 8/11 (1.73)
BTTS: Yes at 9/10 (1.90).