Preston vs Sunderland – Prediction, and Match Preview
Preston vs Sunderland – Preston North End enters this match on the heels of a goalless draw with Salford City in the EFL Cup. Preston North End enjoyed 53% of the possession in that game and 9 of their 25 shots on goal were on target.
Duane Holmes (50′) and Ben Woodburn (44′) scored goals for Preston North End. Two of Salford City’s nine attempts on goal were on target. Salford City’s Connor McLennan (5′, 38′) scored a goal. The penalty shootout ended in a 2-4 victory for Salford City.
Preston North End has done enough to score goals on their own, but they haven’t been the best at stopping their opponents lately. Preston North End has been penalized defensively in six of their last six games, according to analysis, while they have scored in five of those contests.
Based on a review of their recent performances, Preston North End has lost both of their league games against Sunderland. In their last two league games, they have failed to win at home.
Earlier, Sunderland and Crewe Alexandra tied 1-1 in their EFL Cup match. Sunderland had a 64% possession rate and 5 of their 16 shots on goal were on target during that game. Chris Rigg (64′) was the lone player for Sunderland with a goal.
Crewe Alexandra’s opponents had five shots on goal, only one of which was on target. Crewe Alexandra’s Luke Offord scored in the 45th minute. In a nail-biting penalty shootout, Crewe Alexandra prevailed 3-5.
The numbers speak for themselves: in five of their last six games, Sunderland has allowed goals, allowing opponents to score eight goals overall. Sunderland can undoubtedly play much better defense. It’s possible that this pattern won’t continue through the game, though.
Based on their past performance, it can be observed that Sunderland has not lost against Preston North End in their last two league away games. In their last five road league games, they have not lost.
Preston vs Sunderland – Betting Analysis
Based on a review of their previous head-to-head matches, which date back to December 30, 2006, Preston North End has won three of them and Sunderland has won one. There have been two draws.
During this time, they scored 11 goals in total, 6 of which came from The Lilywhites and 5 from The Black Cats. This results in an average of 1.83 goals scored per game.
The two teams’ last league meeting was Championship match day 46 on August 5, 2023, with Preston North End defeating Sunderland 0-3 in the end. Preston North End had 2 of their 10 shots on goal that day, with 38% of the possession.
Sunderland’s opponents had 16 shots on goal, only 7 of which were on target. Jack Clarke (65′), Alex Pritchard (61′), and Amad Diallo (54′) all scored. Given their respective ability to score goals, we think Sunderland and Preston North End will likely end up drawing even.
What are the top odds for the game?
Turning to the betting odds in the full-time result market, putting your money on Preston North End is available for 2.85, going for the game finishing all-square is 3.4 and taking a punt on victory for Sunderland comes in at 2.5. They’re the most competitive returns on offer at present.
Preston vs Sunderland – Head -to- Head
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