Swansea City hope to extend their positive start to the season when they host Preston North End at the Liberty Stadium. Swansea have been relegated to the Championship after a seven-year absence and the team has had to suffer the exit of some key players in the summer transfer window. Preston were able to enjoy their highest Championship finish since the 2008-09 season as the team finished seventh in the table. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Swansea were able to produce a comeback 2-1 win over Sheffield United in the recent match. Thus, manager Graham Potter was able to overcome a poor pre-season.
A 1-0 home win over QPR led to a winning start to the campaign for Preston, who are aiming for the play-offs this season. Even though Alex Neil has not been given substantial transfer funds, Preston are heading into the season in confident mood.
This is the first meeting between Swansea and Preston since 2011 when Swansea travelled to the Deepdale Stadium and lost 2-1. Swansea’s last home match against Preston was eight years ago and they managed a comprehensive 4-0 win. Our betting tips and predictions expect a win for Swansea City.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Swansea City win at 2.45[/bet_tip_now]
Preston are given a price of 3.20 for a victory. Even though this is quite an attractive price, we do not expect the visitors to make a major dent on Swansea’s confidence levels, which is quite high after the opening day win over Sheffield United. Swansea traditionally have done well at the Liberty Stadium and there is no reason to expect a poor performance from the Welsh team in the opening home game of the 2018-19 season. Our preview would back a win for Swansea.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Swansea City win at 2.45[/bet_tip_now]
Swansea City vs Preston North End draw odds: 3.30
Preston North End win odds: 3.20
Correct Score odds
Swansea were quite decent going forward against Sheffield United and it is fair to expect more from the same against a decent Preston team, who had the best away record last season. However, Preston were not outstanding at scoring away goals. Our correct score prediction would back a Swansea 2-1 win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Swansea City 2-1 win at 9.50[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
The game will witness two competitive teams going head-to-head in order to get an advantage in the league table. Swansea have a greater need for three points and will be pushing for a win in front of their own supporters. Preston’s decent away record will help them come up with at least a goal and our total goals prediction would opt for over 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals over 2.5 at 2.10[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Oliver McBurnie was able to open his account for the campaign with a 71st minute goal against Sheffield United. This was the equaliser in the game that went in favour of Swansea. The Scotland forward was able to come up with nine goals in his last Championship campaign with Barnsley. His only game against Preston did not yield a goal but our first goalscorer prediction would back McBurnie.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Oliver McBurnie at 6.00[/bet_tip_now]
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