Preston North End predictions with latest odds and stats
- Number of Bets: 45
- Winning Bets: 17
- Average Odds: 2.44
- Overall Stake : 323
- Profit: 237.17
- Yield: -26.57 %
Believe it or not, Preston North End may be one of the more interesting options for Championship betting – at least for outright bets. Why? Consistency. The single most important factor when creating football betting predictions.
Since their promotion from League One in 2014/15, The Lilywhites ended every season in the 7-14th range. Even then, the one time they placed 14th can be considered a minor blunder, which narrows the choice to an even narrower 7 to 11 range. With 1.90 odds for a Top Half Finish with major bookies, they may offer an interesting under-the-radar wagering option.
Alex Neil has served as the coach for 4 years in the running, so their overall approach and form are unlikely to change any time soon.
Preston Key Players
One of the factors we considered in the above-mentioned Championship betting tips is the fact that Preston’s squad is almost identical.
Callum Robinson left for Sheffield after a very fruitful season, which is the biggest deal for this club going into 2020/21. As a replacement, Neil brought in a whole range of wingers of varying experience. Aston Villa’s Andre Green was loaned as a possible prospect for future signing, while Celtic’s Scott Sinclair can bring a wealth of experience to the table.
Speaking of which, Preston employ a relatively wide formation with a focus on rapid advancement down the flanks. This makes their wingers especially important – like their most valued asset, Tom Barkhuizen.
Defensively, centre-back Ben Davies is the most distinguished name, alongside versatile midfielders like Alan Browne.
The Lilywhites, as Preston are often referred to, have had a rivalry with Blackpool going on under the name of West Lancashire Derby practically since the start of the 20th century, and the two clubs have been contesting with fierce enmity throughout all divisions of the Football League. Apart from Blackpool, Preston have had other rivalries heat up and grow stale over the years, mostly local, with the likes of Blackburn Rovers, Burnley, Wigan Athletic and Bolton Wanderers.
Preston North End were formed as far back as 1863, but they were initially a cricket club. Later that year they took up abode at the Moor Park in the north of Preston, and added the “North End” to their name in recognition of their new home. However, the football club was officially founded in 1880, following the formation of a rugby team three years before. Preston are known as one of the first professional clubs in the game, having hired players mostly from Scotland in those days. They joined the Football League from its inception in 1888, and they were admitted to the First Division immediately with the formation of the multi-tier system in 1892. Long they floated from the top tier to the second and back, but after the relegation from the First Division in 1960, they haven’t returned to this day. They’ve been moving between tiers two and three ever since, with the exception of a two-year stint in the Fourth Division (1985-87). They were crowned champions of England in 1889 and 1890, and they also won the FA Cup on two occasions (1889, 1938), beating Wolverhampton Wanderers and Huddersfield Town in the finals, respectively.
Preston North End results
- Huddersfield Town - Preston North End
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