Preston vs Derby – Championship: Two teams that will face off after two heavy losses by the same score line.
Preston is somewhat uncertain when playing at home, having 7 victories, 7 draws and 5 losses on the 19 matches played there, with 22 goals scored and 19 goals conceded on the matches played in that condition.
Let’s analyze Preston that has been decaying physically and getting results that haven’t been impressive, conceding on their last 8 matches at home, which means their defence isn’t very solid at home.
This team will try to forget their last loss, so they will want to win against Derby, which means they will go on the attack, on a stadium where there usually aren’t a lot of goals.
With only 37% of the matches played there having more than 2.5 goals, although it is also true that 50% of those matches had both teams scoring.
Therefore, I expect Preston playing to win.
Disappointment is what’s going through the minds of the players on the visiting side, and the promotion objective is somewhat remote now.
With the team having to fight for the play-off spots and having to put the match against Sunderland behind their backs, thanks to the streak of 8 winless matches they’re currently on.
With only 3 losses away from home, 9 draws and 7 wins, Derby comes onto this first match of the 40th round with the objective of winning.
They are winless for 8 matches, so this match will be difficult, because Preston is a team that plays very well at home.
With 3 draws on the last 3 matches away from home, only 1 of them finished on a goalless draw. They’ve scored in 14 matches away from home, although they failed to score on the last one, something that I don’t think will happen again here.
Preston vs Derby – Betting Tip and Prediction:
With a Preston having conceded goals on their last 8 matches at home, and with Derby scoring in 14 matches away from home.
I think Derby has the ability to score away from home at Preston, so I also expect Preston to score here, which means my selection will be “Both teams to score”.
|Both teams to score||