Cardiff city vs preston north end prediction


What are the odds on Preston North End vs Cardiff City?

A victory for Preston North End is valued at 23/10 by bet365 while a draw is set at odds of 12/5 with SBK. Cardiff City have the upper hand in recent meetings with Preston North End, winning the last four matches. The Welsh side have already beaten Preston this season, claiming a 2-1 victory in a Championship clash back in November

How do Cardiff City’s head-to-head records compare against Preston North End?

In 18 head-to-head encounters between the two sides, Cardiff City hold the clear advantage. They have won nine games, lost five and drawn four. The two clubs last faced each other last year in the EFL Championship, with Cardiff City beating Preston North End 1-0.

What has Ryan Lowe done for Preston North End against Cardiff City?

Ryan Lowe’s men travel to the Cardiff City Stadium with just one defeat in their last five matches. There has been three wins for Preston North End in that run, including back-to-back victories in their last two matches.

What’s gone wrong at Cardiff City?

One problem for Cardiff City is that things have been even worse on their own turf with nine defeats in their last 10 home matches across all competitions. Defending also remains a problem for Steve Morison’s men, who have conceded nine goals in their last four matches.


Cardiff City vs Preston North End Head-to-Head

In 18 head-to-head encounters between the two sides, Cardiff City hold the clear advantage. They have won nine games, lost five and drawn four.

Cardiff City vs Preston North End Team News

Cardiff City manager Mick McCarthy will be unable to call upon the services of full-back Jordi Osei-Tutu, striker Isaac Vassell and forward Lee Tomlin, while there are doubts over the availability of midfielder Joe Ralls, winger Sheyi Ojo and Canada international Junior Hoilett.

Cardiff City vs Preston North End Predicted XI

Cardiff City Predicted XI (3-4-1-2): Dillon Phillips, Sean Morrison, Aden Flint, Curtis Nelson, Perry Ng, Will Vaulks, Marlon Pack, Joe Bennett, Harry Wilson, Josh Murphy, Kieffer Moore

Cardiff City vs Preston North End Prediction

Cardiff City are currently 7th in the EFL Championship table, and are in good form coming into this game. They have won their last four league games, with Wales international Kieffer Moore leading the line well for them.

Match preview

Lowe has had to bide his time before really getting his teeth stuck into his new position at Preston, the recently-appointed manager overseeing just two games since his arrival in the second week of December.

Team News

Cardiff will be forced into at least two changes with Aden Flint serving a suspension and Ryan Giles having been recalled by Wolverhampton Wanderers.

We say: Cardiff City 1-2 Preston North End

Regardless of the teams selected by their respective managers, everything points to a competitive tie in South Wales. Although the Bluebirds will be desperate to get back to winning ways, we feel that North End could outlast their hosts, potentially prevailing in extra time.

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