Preston NE v Stoke City Betting Tips: 1 AH0, 2019-08-21

Championship Tips

Wednesday 21st August 2019
Kickoff: 1945hrs
Pick: Preston NE AH0
Bookmaker: Bet Victor
Odds: 1.78 (odds taken at 23:35 GMT, 20 August 2019)

1 X 2
2.43 3.19 3.05

* (All betting odds displayed were correct as of August 20 2019 at 23:35)

The Championship fixtures continue thick and fast with a full slate of games in midweek, and our next preview features Preston North End taking on Stoke City as the betting tips continue at Deepdale.

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Preston NE Prediction – Can Preston make Deepdale a fortress?

It’s been a mixed start to Preston North End’s new season as the hosts have lost both of their opening two away matches of the new term in the Championship, but have recorded a convincing 3-0 home win against Wigan Athletic at Deepdale in the league as well as register an away win in the League Cup.

Defeats on their travels saw Preston suffer losses at Millwall 1-0 on the opening day of the season and this result was followed by another loss on the road at Swansea City 3-2 on the weekend at the Liberty Stadium.

In-between times, Preston have recorded the aforementioned 3-0 win against Lancashire rivals, Wigan Athletic as well as inflicting a heavy 4-0 defeat upon League Two side, Bradford City, in the League Cup.

Overall, Preston North End have lost just 2 of their last 12 matches on home turf at Deepdale, and the hosts will therefore be in confident mood ahead of the visit from struggling Stoke City on Wednesday night as they seek to capture all 3 points in this clash.


Preston NE v Stoke City Both teams to score

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Stoke City Prediction – Can Stoke overcome bad start?

With just 1 point from their first three league matches of this new campaign, the pressure is straight back on Stoke City and in particular, manager, Nathan Jones, as The Potters sit bottom of the Championship in these early stages of this new season.

Stoke’s first point of this Championship campaign came in the shape of a 2-2 draw at home to Derby County on Saturday, and it seems fitting that the visitor’s first result of note this term would be a draw.

Last season saw Stoke City crowned as the ‘draw specialists’ in the second tier as they drew 22 of their total of 46 matches played, and they haven’t made a great start to this season either; early back-to-back defeats to QPR 2-1 at home and a 3-1 loss away at Charlton Athletic will have put Jones on notice for sure.

Another defeat at Preston on Wednesday night could signal the end of Nathan Jones’ tenure at the bet365 stadium, and as Stoke have won just 1 of their last 16 matches on the road in the Championship, it could be a very difficult evening for The Potters.


Key-Facts – Preston NE v Stoke City

  • Preston North End have lost just 2 of their last 12 matches at Deepdale
  • Stoke City drew 22 of their 46 matches last season in the Championship
  • Stoke have won just 1 of their last 16 matches on the road in the Championship


Betting Tips Verdict

Whenever Stoke are involved, keeping the draw on-side is always a good idea, but Preston should at least avoid defeat here if not nick all three points.