Preston North End face an ultimate test of their excellent run when they host table leaders Norwich City at the Deepdale Stadium in the midweek action. Preston maybe in the bottom half of the table but they have a comfortable 14-point advantage over the relegation zone. Meanwhile, Norwich City have been able to jump to the top of the table after two crucial victories in succession. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Preston were able to come up with yet another impressive performance during the weekend as they beat Bolton 2-1 at the Macron Stadium. This was the third win in four matches for Preston, who are unbeaten in five league matches.
Norwich were able to achieve a crucial 3-0 win over Ipswich Town and results elsewhere helped the Canaries to go top of the table. Norwich have been unbeaten in the last six league matches, but the team has been able to overcome a lull around the New Year with a string of wins of late.
The previous meeting between the two clubs took place at Carrow Road with Norwich bagging a 2-0 victory while the last meeting between the two clubs at the Deepdale Stadium produced a goalless draw. Our betting tips and predictions anticipate a draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Draw at 3.50[/bet_tip_now]
Preston step into the match with a really good run of form and they have also been playing some excellent football. However, the results at Deepdale Stadium have been a major letdown for the team, as they have drawn almost 50% of the home games. In fact, the last three Championship matches on this ground have been stalemates. Norwich may be at the top of the table but the Canaries also do not possess a strong away form with almost 50% of the games finishing as a draw. Our preview would opt for a stalemate.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Draw at 3.50[/bet_tip_now]
Preston North End win odds: 2.60
Norwich City win odds: 2.80
Correct Score odds
Preston have been riding on a wave of goals but certainly not at the Deepdale Stadium, where the team has been able to get only seven goals in the last six matches. Norwich might be the joint top scorer in the division – along with West Brom – with 60 goals but their recent away form has not been amazing. Our correct score prediction would opt for a 1-1 draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]1-1 draw at 6.50[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
The encounters between Preston and Norwich have been quite close with just one of the last six meetings producing a high-scoring encounter. Both teams step into the match with excellent form and they are likely to cancel out each other. Our total goals prediction would opt for under 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals under 2.5 at 2.00[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Teemu Pukki has been the Championship’s best player so far this season, and he has taken his tally to 20 goals and five assists in 28 league appearances following the brace against Ipswich during the weekend. The 28-year-old came up with the opener when Norwich and Preston last faced each other. Our first goalscorer prediction would opt for Teemu Pukki.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Teemu Pukki at 5.50[/bet_tip_now]
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