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Preston go up against Birmingham at Deepdale on Tuesday in a thrilling Championship match.

Sitting top of the table, Preston have claimed 16 points after six rounds, while Birmingham have amassed 11 points and presently rank as number 6 in the Championship.

Though we are still in the early days of the Championship campaign, Preston have so far surpassed expectations, but the question is whether they can keep riding the wave against Birmingham and record another good performance.

Preston only average a modest 1.4 goals per game in their last ten matches in this tournament, in which they scored 14 goals. They also conceded 16 for an average of 1.6 per game. They kept their opponents from scoring two times.

Birmingham average 0.9 goals a game in their last ten outing, scoring a total of nine goals. They conceded an average of one per game, for a total of ten goals, whilst keeping their opponents from scoring three times.

The most recent meeting between the two sides ended in a 1-2 triumph for Preston, who are looking to stay on top this coming Tuesday at Deepdale. No doubt, Birmingham are planning a comeback, though.

Preston vs Birmingham Prediction

Preston Form

Preston are enjoying their football currently with three wins on the bounce, and it began with a 2-1 win against Swansea. They went on to beat Stoke by 0-2, before also getting the better of Plymouth in a 2-1 victory. Preston won four of their previous six Championship games at the Deepdale. They both drew and lost once, as they conceded eight and scored nine goals.

Retaining their Championship status and challenging for a top half finish will be on the agenda for Birmingham this season.

Birmingham Form

In their past three games, Birmingham lost 1-3 against Cardiff, drew 1-1 with Millwall, and lost 2-0 against Watford. Birmingham won twice, while also recording one draw, and three defeats in their last six away matches in the Championship. The scoreline from these matches says seven goals conceded and five scored.

Retaining their Championship status and challenging for a top half finish will be on the agenda for Birmingham this season.

While tempted to go along with the straight away win for Birmingham, we eventually settled for a more cautious approach. The double-chance or the draw-no-bet is our preferred choice against Preston.

Preston won one matches, scored three goals and conceded two in their last two games against teams from the top half of the Championship table. This earned them four points. Preston claimed five wins, one draw as well as zero defeats in the Championship this season. Birmingham enjoy a record of three wins, two draws and one defeat in the Championship.

Preston vs Birmingham Stats

  • In 14 of the last 16 Preston home matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
  • In 12 of the last 13 Preston matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
  • Preston have won the last 4 matches in a row while scoring less than 2.5 goals
  • In 8 of the last 10 Preston home matches the sum of goals was over 2.5
  • Preston have scored in 13 of the last 15 home matches
  • Birmingham have scored in the last 13 matches in a row
  • Birmingham have scored in 19 of the last 21 away matches
  • In 13 of the last 15 Birmingham away matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
  • Birmingham have not lost 10 of the last 12 matches
  • In the last 3 matches in a row Birmingham played, both teams scored

Preston vs Birmingham Squads

Preston Squad

The 44-year-old coach of the home team, Ryan Lowe, will select the lineup against Birmingham from the squad below. The information in the brackets refers to goals scored and matches played in the Championship this season:

David Cornell (0/0), Freddie Woodman (0/6), Andrew Hughes (1/6), Brad Potts (0/6), Calvin Ramsay (0/0), Gregory Cunningham (0/1), Jack Whatmough (0/5), Jordan Storey (0/6), Joshua Seary (0/0), Kian Best (0/4), Patrick Bauer (0/0), Alan Browne (0/6), Alistair McCann (0/5), Ben Whiteman (0/1), Duane Holmes (2/6), Kian Taylor (0/0), Kitt Nelson (0/0), Liam Lindsay (1/6), Mads Froekjaer-Jensen (1/6), Milutin Osmajic (0/0), Noah Mawene (0/1), Robert Brady (0/1), Ryan Ledson (0/6), Benjamin Woodburn (0/5), Ched Evans (0/0), Emil Riis Jakobsen (0/0), Felipe (0/0), Layton Stewart (0/0), Liam Millar (0/0), Will Keane (4/5).

Birmingham Squad

Below is the full team squad of Birmingham. The manager Eustace will pick his starting XI against Preston from these players:

John Ruddy (0/6), Neil Etheridge (0/0), Zachary Jeacock (0/0), Cody Drameh (0/3), Dion Sanderson (0/6), Emanuel Aiwu (0/0), Ethan Laird (0/3), Kevin Long (0/6), Lee Buchanan (0/6), Marc Roberts (0/0), Marcel Oakley (0/1), Alfie Chang (0/0), Brandon Khela (0/0), Gary Gardner (0/0), George Hall (0/1), Ivan Sunjic (0/6), Jordan James (0/6), Keshi Anderson (0/6), Koji Miyoshi (1/6), Krystian Bielik (0/6), Mark Duffy (0/0), Oliver Burke (0/0), Sam Cosgrove (0/0), Siriki Dembele (1/3), Emmanuel Longelo (0/5), Jay Stansfield (0/0), Juninho Bacuna (0/6), Lee Novak (0/0), Lukas Jutkiewicz (2/4), Scott Hogan (1/6), Tyler Roberts (0/1).

Preston vs Birmingham Team News

Preston might be looking at four missing players for their upcoming assignment against Birmingham.

Will Keane, Calvin Ramsay, Ched Evans and Emil Riis Jakobsen take up space in the treatment room and won't be eligible to be called up for home side Preston, when they face Birmingham this coming Tuesday.

Birmingham will have to make do without a group of five missing from their roster prior to their upcoming match this coming Tuesday against Preston. Lee Buchanan is ineligible for selection in the Birmingham squad, as he is suspended.

Siriki Dembele, Ethan Laird, George Hall and Tyler Roberts all face a spell on the sidelines for Birmingham due to various injuries.

Preston vs Birmingham Lineups

Preston vs Birmingham H2H

Preston ended up winning 1-2 in the most recent meeting between these two rivals. Rest assured they have a similar outcome in mind at Deepdale., when they once again face Birmingham. Preston tend to have the upper hand against Birmingham, grabbing all three points five times in ten matches. The bookies best betting odds on a home win are at 11/8.

Preston vs Birmingham Results

The scenario of both teams to score came out two times in the last ten matches between Preston and Birmingham.

Preston vs Birmingham Betting Tips

Deepdale witnessed Preston winning six times in their last 10 matches here, whilst drawing two and losing two as well. Birmingham claimed six wins, one draw and three defeats in their last 10 games away. Preston managed two wins without conceding a single goal in the previous 10 matches at home.

Under 2.5 goals happened eight times in the last ten encounters between these two rivals. Preston managed an average of 0.8 goals, with Birmingham averaging 0.8 goals in these. Both teams not to score was a winning bet eight times in this run of matches. Over 2.5 goals happened in four of Preston’s last ten matches across all tournaments. They pulled off an average of 1.4 goals during this run. Over 2.5 goals appeared in four of the last ten matches that Birmingham played across all tournaments. They scored 1.5 times on average in the process.