Preston – Birmingham PREDICTION & TIPS
Preston North End and Birmingham City meet at Deepdale Stadium in a match for the 28th round of the Championship. the Preston North End won out by (1-3) the last time they faced each other in this edition of the league, on 09-16-2017. The record of recent direct matches favors the home team, which in the last 5 games has won 2 and drawn 3. Special attention is needed for the home / away condition, as both teams show significantly different results in their home and away games .
Review of Preston North End
The home team is currently in 10th place with 41 points, after 10 wins, 11 draws and 6 losses. In the penultimate game, lost at home against Middlesbrough by (2-3). In the latter, he tied off against Millwall for (1-1). This is a team that curiously has been stronger outside than at home, because in the last 30 games it registers 6 wins, 6 draws and 3 losses as a visitor; against 5 wins, 6 draws and 4 losses in his stadium. In the last 10 home games for the championship the Preston North End has recorded 3 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses, so they have won 13 points out of 30. In their home league matches the most frequent result in the break was 0-0 (6 out of 13 matches). His attack has scored regularly, as he has managed to make it 9 out of the last 10 games for this competition. In their home games there is a tendency to few goals, as 9 of their last 13 games for this competition have finished with less than 2.5 goals. In the 27 games he played in this event, he only achieved 1 turnaround in 11 games in which he suffered the first goal.
The Preston North End kicks off this game with a one-match draw against Millwall, adding to their second straight winless win. Due to this less positive phase, the home team fell to the middle of the leaderboard. On this day coach Alex Neil should keep the team at 4-2-3-1 with Hugill being the most offensive benchmark: this player is Preston’s great highlight with 8 goals and 2 assists. However, we emphasize the importance of Harrop in the tactical scheme of the team, and this player has great vision of the game. It seems that the coach can not count on the injured Maguire.
Analysis of Birmingham City
The visiting team is currently in 23rd place with 23 points, after 6 wins, 5 draws and 16 losses. In the penultimate game, he won out against Reading by (0-2). In the last game, lost at home against Derby County by (0-3). This is a team affected by the home factor, stronger when played with the support of their fans, since in the last 30 games has recorded 2 wins, 4 draws and 9 losses as a visitor, with a total of 10 goals scored and 23 conceded; against 5 wins, 2 draws and 8 defeats in his stadium, with a total of 8 goals scored and 17 conceded. For the league, Birmingham City had 6 points out of 30, after 1 win, 3 draws and 6 losses in their last 10 away games. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 games for this competition. In his away games for this competition there is a tendency towards few goals, since in 11 of the last 13 that disputed there were less than 3 goals. In 27 games in this event, only achieved 1 turnaround in the 15 games in which he suffered the first goal. In the last 13 away games for this competition there is a period that stands out: scored 3 of his 7 goals in the minutes (16′-30 ‘).
Birmingham were making a very positive comeback in the last few games, however, they could not hold on to the quality of the second of the league and lost to Derby, 0-3. We emphasize that visitors need to win to get out of the last positions. In this away game coach Steve Cotterill must line up the usual 4-2-3-1 with David Davis being responsible for organizing and creating the offensive process. However, one of Birmingham’s best finishers is left-winger Maghoma with 4 goals scored. The most dominating Isaac Vassell player was without a doubt Sébastien Vassell.
Preston – Birmingham FREE TIPS
Preston – Win @ 1.78
Both teams to score / YES @ 1.80
Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.90