Preston North End vs Cardiff City Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Kickoff: 19:45 Hrs

Venue: Deepdale

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Preston North End vs Cardiff City Match Prediction

By Marius Hrebenciuc

This Tuesday evening (19:45) fixture sees top-of-the-table Cardiff travel to Deepdale to take on Preston.  Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats. Preston drew their second consecutive game last time out as they were held at home by Barnsley. They took the lead through Sean Maguire but that lead lasted all of two minutes before they were pegged back and that was the end of the scoring. Cardiff failed for the first time this season to gain maximum points but they would have taken a point from a trip to Craven Cottage. They fell behind in the 75th minute but got back into the game in the 83rd through Danny Ward and that was how the game finished. The home side has won each of the last three meetings between the pair including both last season. The game at Deepdale ended 3-0 while the one in Wales ended 2-0 with four of the five scored coming in the first-half.

Betting Tips and Predictions

This is one of those tricky looking games where both sides could appeal. You have Preston who are so strong at home and then Cardiff who have looked so good on their travels. To that extent, the draw might be the play here. It has happened in three of the six the Lancashire side have played including each of their last two while Neil Warnock will likely be content with a point. Given that the average first time of goal scored and conceded for Preston is the 41st minute and 73% of the goals Cardiff have scored have come in the second-half I think it makes sense to take on the time of the first goal which is set at 31:00

Game to end in a draw

NO goal before 31:00

Preston North End saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Cardiff City saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

AVG Goals

0.8

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Preston North End Form Guide

Preston North End Team Logo

Preston North End

Won

3

Draw

2

Lost

5
W H

04-08-2018

Championship

Queens Park Rangers Team Logo Queens Park Rangers

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

11-08-2018

Championship

Swansea City Team Logo Swansea City

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

14-08-2018

EFL Cup

Morecambe Team Logo Morecambe

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

D H

18-08-2018

Championship

Stoke City Team Logo Stoke City

FT 2 - 2

(HT 2 - 1)

L A

22-08-2018

Championship

Norwich City Team Logo Norwich City

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

25-08-2018

Championship

Derby County Team Logo Derby County

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

28-08-2018

EFL Cup

Leeds United Team Logo Leeds United

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

D H

01-09-2018

Championship

Bolton Wanderers Team Logo Bolton Wanderers

FT 2 - 2

(HT 2 - 2)

L H

15-09-2018

Championship

Reading Team Logo Reading

FT 2 - 3

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

18-09-2018

Championship

Leeds United Team Logo Leeds United

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

Cardiff City Form Guide

Cardiff City Team Logo

Cardiff City

Won

2

Draw

2

Lost

6
L A

25-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Rotherham United Team Logo Rotherham United

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

28-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Burton Albion Team Logo Burton Albion

FT 1 - 5

(HT 1 - 3)

W H

03-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Amiens Team Logo Amiens

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

04-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Real Betis Team Logo Real Betis

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 2)

L A

11-08-2018

Premier League

AFC Bournemouth Team Logo AFC Bournemouth

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

18-08-2018

Premier League

Newcastle United Team Logo Newcastle United

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

25-08-2018

Premier League

Huddersfield Town Team Logo Huddersfield Town

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

28-08-2018

EFL Cup

Norwich City Team Logo Norwich City

FT 1 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

02-09-2018

Premier League

Arsenal Team Logo Arsenal

FT 2 - 3

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

15-09-2018

Premier League

Chelsea Team Logo Chelsea

FT 4 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

Preston North End Preview

It has been a decent start to the season for North-End with two victories, three draws and just one defeat from six. They sit in 11th place in the table and should have few problems staying up this season. At home, they have taken five points with a victory and two draws and over the last two campaigns have lost just one of their 14 previous in front of their own fans.  A feature of these fixtures is that they are low scoring with a total of just four goals produced in their three this season. They have found the back of the net just three times this season with no player netting on more than one occasion. The average first time of the goal scored and of the goal conceded are both 41 minutes.

Preston North End Team News

Gregory Cunningham is listed as day-to-day with his knee problem.

Cardiff City Preview

It has been a great start to the season for the Welsh side who have five victories and one draw from their opening six league fixtures. They sit top of the league table with 16 points though the next set of matches are testing and will reveal a lot about their promotion abilities. On the road, they have taken seven points from three this season and are unbeaten in five stretching over to the end of the last campaign.  They have found the back of the net four times on their travels and have shipped just two goals. Nathaniel Mendez-Laing is their top scorer this season with four goals while Junior Hoilett has also netted twice.  Around 73% of the goals they have scored have come in the second-half with 27% of these coming in the final 15 minutes.

Cardiff City Team News

Callum Paterson (cruciate) and Lee Camp (knee) are back in training while Frederic Gounongbe (hip) is listed day-to-day. Two players out long-term are Kadeem Harris (ankle) and Rhys Healey (cruciate).

Preston North End Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.2

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Cardiff City Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.4

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Preston North End vs Cardiff City Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
22 GK Chris Maxwell 183 73
14 LB Darnell Fisher 175 70
23 CD Paul Huntington 191 80
20 CD Ben Davies 183 80
32 RB Josh Earl - -
29 LM Tom Barkhuizen 175 70
19 CM John Welsh 170 73
10 RM Josh Harrop - -
8 CM Alan Browne 173 71
9 CF Jordan Hugill 183 64
24 CF Sean Maguire 175 75
No. Pos Player M kg
25 GK Neil Etheridge 188 90
3 RB Joseph Bennett 183 74
14 CD Souleymane Bamba 190 89
2 LB Lee Peltier 178 73
4 CD Sean Morrison 193 78
33 CM Junior Hoilett 173 70
20 CM Loic Damour 180 75
17 CDM Aron Gunnarsson 178 70
19 CM Nathaniel Mendez-Laing 180 75
8 CDM Joe Ralls 183 70
10 CF Kenneth Zohore 189 98