Preston have the chance to return to winning ways when they welcome Hull City to Deepdale on Boxing Day. The hosts have recently experienced a mixed run of results with a couple of defeats and this sees them in mid-table with a 10-point deficit to the final playoff place. Hull, meanwhile, are one point and position behind their league counterparts despite being unbeaten over the past month. Follow all our predictions, odds, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Preston suffered their second defeat in the month of December after they were beaten 1-0 on the road to Sheffield Wednesday. Preston were at a disadvantage for most of the game after Ben Pearson’s sending off in the 26th minute.
Hull, however, went undefeated for the fifth game on the bounce after securing a 3-2 triumph over Swansea City on their home patch. Jarrod Bowen was the leading performer with a second half brace for the Yorkshire side.
The KCOM Stadium witnessed the previous meeting between the sides in October which finished in a 1-1 draw. The last encounter at Deepdale saw Preston come up triumphs by a 2-1 scoreline in February. Our betting tips and predictions anticipate a draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Draw at 3.25[/bet_tip_now]
Hull are offered odds of 3.60 for the win and Preston are priced at 2.15 for the same. Hull have recently picked up their form on their travels and their scoring prowess in particular has been impressive. They should pose a threat to a vulnerable Preston defence, which may result in a share of the spoils. Our preview favours a high-scoring draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Draw at 3.25[/bet_tip_now]
Preston North End win odds: 2.15
Hull City win odds: 3.60
Correct Score odds
Preston have been the dominant side in the fixture since 2015 and they have dropped just two points in this period. Still, they can expect a tricky encounter against Hull, who have netted eight times in the past three matches, but they should score goals of their own. Our correct score prediction is to go for a 2-2 draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]2-2 draw at 12.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Preston have conceded in nine of their 11 matches at Deepdale this term and this has resulted in 70 percent of their home games producing more than three goals. Hull’s last three away trips have taken the same trend with their inability to keep shutouts. Our total goals prediction is to go with more than 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals over 2.5 at 1.90[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Jarrod Bowen has been Hull’s leading scorer this campaign and he has netted four goals in the past four matches. The 22-year-old holds a good chance of finding the net at Deepdale after having previously scored in each of his three appearances against Preston. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Bowen.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Jarrod Bowen at 9.00[/bet_tip_now]
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