Thursday, March 30, 2023

Bitesize Prediction: Preston vs Cardiff – 11/03/23

Competition: Championship

Market: Both teams to score – No

Odds: 3/4 @ 888sport

In what could prove to be a cagey Championship affair from Deepdale on Saturday afternoon, Preston will welcome Cardiff to Lancashire.

Starting with the hosts, while Preston might have been last seen putting in a gritty display as they snatched yet another 0-0 stalemate away at play-off hopefuls Watford, Ryan Lowe will have a growing headache over his side’s issues in the final third. Now having to settle for a single point in four of their last five Championship outings, the Lilywhites have also seen three of their previous four showdowns finish in a goalless draw. Almost finding themselves sat in second-tier limbo and simply looking to pinch a top-half finish in 2023, the Lancashire-based outfit are seeking some recent stability since opening New Year. Mustering just a single win from their last eight domestic matchups across all formats, it should also be noted that Preston have bagged only one victory at Deepdale since back on January 7th.

As for the visitors, while Cardiff might still be looking over their shoulder at the drop zone, the Bluebirds have managed to find a crucial boost. Last seen putting in a hugely impressive display on home soil as they claimed a 2-0 victory at home against Bristol City, Sabri Lamouchi’s side have come skyrocketing out of the bottom-three. In fact, along with recording back-to-back Championship wins against Reading and Birmingham last month, the one-time Nottingham Forest boss has seen his squad collect nine points from their last four appearances. Potentially smelling the chance to make another statement when they travel to Deepdale, Cardiff have also shown some eye-catching improvements at the back. It should be noted, Saturday’s guests have recorded a clean sheet in each of those three victories over the past month.

Bet: Both teams *not* to score at Preston vs Cardiff 3/4 for Saturday’s Championship matchup @ 888sport


Tom Dunstan

Formerly of The Independent, Tom has spent the past six years as one of our senior writers and betting experts. Alongside working with numerous publications from across the globe, Tom also graduated from the University of Falmouth in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Digital Media.
Spending almost the past decade working in countries such as Australia, New Zealand and Canada, he has also spent time featuring in sports radio. Tom can be followed on Instagram - @iamtomdunstan



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