Preston North End vs Stoke City Match Preview and Prediction
This Wednesday evening (UK time), Stoke City head to Deepdale Stadium to lock horns with Preston North End at 7:45pm in a Championship match.
The game will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Football and Sky Sports Main Event.
Keep reading for the preview, match prediction and betting suggestion.
At the outset it is worth noting that the odds compilers have done a good set of prices for this fixture. Sensible stakes only!
Betting Odds for Preston North End vs Stoke City
Preston North End can be backed at 2.55 with Bet Victor. The draw is 3.3 with Bet Victor while Stoke City have a top price of 3.15 with Unibet.
On the O/U 2.5 Total Goals lines, the best price for Over 2.5 goals is 2.23 with the market-makers at Unibet while the most attractive price for Under 2.5 goals is 1.72 with Bet365.
These are the best prices for the Both Teams To Score (BTTS) market. If you like "Yes", it can be backed at 1.89 with Unibet. For those with the opposite view, "No" can be supported at 2.0 at Bet Victor.
Head To Head
To get the preview underway, Frog can highlight that Preston North End played Stoke City in January; it was a Championship fixture. The winners were Preston North End - winning with a score of 0-2.
In the last ten years of FTG records, these teams have clashed 3 times. Preston North End have run out winners in 1 of them. Their opponents, Stoke City have won none of these clashes. A stalemate has occurred 2 times.
Over the course of these matches, there has been an average of 2.67 goals. Preston North End have scored an average of 1.67. Stoke City score an average of 1.0 each time they've met.
Looking at the match-up on the road, whichever side has been away has won 0% of these encounters. The home side has won 33% of the time.
Preston North End
In 16th place in Championship with 3 points are Preston North End.
Looking at results for the last year, they have played 57 matches. They have 22 wins; 13 draws; and 22 losses. This gives Preston North End a recent Win-Draw-Loss rate of: 38%-22%-38%.
Over this 12-month period, they average 1.56 goals per match. They have conceded an average of 1.4.
When at home, in this period, they have a win rate of 33% (9 wins) in their 27 home fixtures. 37% (10) of these games at home have been a draw, with the remaining 29% (8) resulting in a loss.
On average they have scored 1.74 goals when at home in this period and they have conceded 1.44.
Their most recent 3 matches have seen them score.
The away team has 1 point in the Championship. They are in 24th position.
There have been 56 matches played by them over the recent 12 months. They have 16 wins; 24 draws; and 16 losses. These recent results put Stoke City on a Win-Draw-Loss rate of: 28%-42%-28%.
During this recent year, they average 1.13 goals per match. They have conceded an average of 1.16.
A look at their away record in this time. They have a win rate of 24% (7 wins) from the most recent 29 away fixtures. 48% (14) of these matches have been a draw, with the remaining 27% (8) resulting in a loss when they are the away team.
Their away scoring record for this period shows that their average number of goals scored is 1.0 and they have conceded 1.14 on average.
Their recent performance, in league or cup football, shows that they have scored a total of 17 goals in their last ten matches. In this time they have a win rate of 40%. Regarding the BTTS count, 8 of these games are matches where both teams have scored. The frequency of matches with a total of three goals or more is 7 games in their last ten outings.
And they have scored in each of their last 10 matches.
Frog's betting tip for Preston North End vs Stoke City
This is not the most exciting bet of the day, but if you'd like a play in this one, why not go with Preston North End to win - available at 2.55 with Bet Victor.