Preston vs Cardiff – This match will be Preston North End’s first since they played Watford in the Championship and tied the game 0-0. They will enter the field.
Preston North End had 40% of the control in that game and had 10 shots on goal with 2 of them being successful. Watford, on the other hand, made 12 efforts at goal, of which 4 were successful.
More recently, Preston North End’s offensive performance has been quite inefficient. In their last six games, they have scored just three goals total against rival teams.
Additionally, Preston North End has had five goals scored against them in those contests. But there’s a chance that pattern won’t continue in this contest.
Preston North End hasn’t suffered a league defeat to Cardiff City in their previous two games, according to an analysis of their prior performances.
They have lost their last three league home games and have not defeated Cardiff City in their previous seven league meetings. Cardiff City enters the game off of a 2-0 Championship victory over Bristol City in their previous encounter.
Cardiff City had 39% of the control in that game and 4 of their 11 shots on goal were successful. Jaden Philogene (70′) and Sory Kaba (52′) scored goals for Cardiff City. Four of Bristol City’s 12 shot efforts on goal were successful.
Recent games have shown a pattern where at least one team keeps a clean sheet when Cardiff City is involved. This has occurred five times, according to a review of their previous six encounters.
Cardiff City has tallied six goals during these matches, and the opposing teams have combined for six goals. Cardiff City had played Preston North End on the road in the previous three league games, and they had never lost to them.
Preston vs Cardiff – Betting Analysis
According to a review of their previous head-to-head encounters dating back to October 18, 2020, Preston North End has had terrible luck in these games.
While Cardiff City has been strong in their matches against them, winning 67% of them, they have not been able to secure any victories for themselves.
Overall, 11 goals were scored during this time between them, with 2 coming from The Lilywhites and 9 from The Bluebirds. 1.83 goals have been scored on average per contest.
The two last faced off in a league encounter on Championship Match Day 6 on August 27, 2022, with Cardiff City defeating Preston North End 0-0.
Cardiff City had 59% of the day’s possession and 2 of its 22 attempts on goal were on target. On the other hand, Preston North End had 5 attempts, but only one of them found the back of the net. Andy Woolmer served as the umpire.
There are no concerns regarding the team’s physical condition for manager Ryan Lowe of Preston North End, who has a fully fit and healthy group to choose from.
Sabri Lamouchi, the Cardiff City manager, only has to deal with one physical concern because the team is largely healthy. Jamilu Collins will not play in this encounter due to a cruciate ligament injury.
This matchup between Preston North End and Cardiff City should be a tight one, based on our predictions and analysis, we think.
What are the best odds for the game?
In terms of the bookies’ odds in the win-draw-win market, staking on Preston North End is available for 2.58, going for a drawn result is 3.1 and selecting victory for Cardiff City gets you 3.05. They’re the most competitive bets offered right now.