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Preston vs Cardiff City Betting Tips, Predictions and Odds - Tight affair predicted at Deepdale

  • Preston North End take on Cardiff City in the Championship
  • Match kicks off at 12:00pm BST on Sunday afternoon
  • Preston currently find themselves sat 14th in the Championship table
  • Cardiff are just two places below them in 16th
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Preston start as favourites to beat Cardiff (Getty Images)

Preston North End meet Cardiff City in the Championship’s early Sunday fixture. Both sides are in search of a morale boosting win, who will come out on top?

Preston Form


It’s been a testing start to the season for Alex Neil’s Preston, who would have had their sights on the playoffs after missing out by just four points last season. 

Preston have lost both of their home games 1-0 against both Swansea City and Stoke City. All four of their points have come away from home, both of which were impressive results, starting with a 2-2 draw at Norwich.

Then came their most recent test at Brentford. Neil saw his side come back from a 2-0 deficit to win 4-2 after scoring four goals in an incredible 18-minute second half spell.

Preston will have gone into the international break with real confidence after their first win of the campaign.

Preston Team News


Alex Neil has a full squad to choose from this weekend with no injuries or suspensions in his squad. 

Scott Sinclair is set to start after bagging a brace against Brentford last time out. The 31-year-old has now scored three goals in four games this season.

Cardiff City Form


Neil Harris will be looking for an improvement from his side from their pre-international break form. The Bluebirds earned four points from their first four games. 

Cardiff kicked off the season with a 2-0 defeat at home to Sheffield Wednesday, which was then followed up by a 2-0 away win over Nottingham Forest. 

They were unable to add to those three points in their next fixture, losing 2-1 at home to early season highflyers Reading.

Last time out, Harris saw his team dig out a gritty 0-0 draw away to Blackburn Rovers. They played the final 20 minutes of the game with 10-men following Lee Tomlin’s red card.

Cardiff City Team News


Kieffer Moore picked up a toe injury for Wales on international duty, but is expected to play. Lee Tomlin is suspended following his red card at Blackburn.

Preston vs Cardiff City Head to Head


There’s very little to split these two clubs, Preston winning 36 of the meetings compared to Cardiff’s 35 victories. The teams have also shared the spoils on 23 occasions in draws. 

Cardiff won the latest meeting at Deepdale in June when running out 3-1 winners.

Preston vs Cardiff City Odds


Preston are the favourites in this one at 2.30, with Cardiff being priced at 3.10 to pick up an away win. The draw is available at 3.40.

Preston vs Cardiff City Match Up


As the current league table and head to head meetings show, there is very little to split these two sides. Both will have had pre-season targets of a top-six finish and need to improve on their starts to the season.

Preston vs Cardiff City Stats


  • Preston have lost 1-0 in their 2 home matches this season (Championship).
  • Preston have won 1 of their last 7 home matches (Championship).
  • Cardiff have failed to score in 2 of their 4 matches this season (Championship).
  • Cardiff have kept clean sheets in both away games this season (Championship).

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Where is Preston vs Cardiff City being played?

Preston vs Cardiff City is being played at Deepdale in Preston, England.

When is Preston vs Cardiff City being played?

Preston vs Cardiff City is being played at 12:00 BST on Sunday 18 October 2020.

What competition are Preston vs Cardiff City playing in?

Preston vs Cardiff City is being played in the EFL Championship.

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Verdict

This is a meeting between two evenly matched teams and I am expecting a tight affair, particularly given Cardiff’s early clean sheet away record.

Best Bet: Under 2.5 Goals Total Goals @-136.99 at BetMGM - 3 Units
Value Bet: Draw Full Time Result @+240 at bet365 Sport NJ - 3 Units
Correct Score Tip: 1-1 Draw Correct Score @+550 at Borgata Sports - 1 Unit
Anytime Goalscorer Tip: Scott Sinclair Anytime Goalscorer @+275 at 888sport - 1 Unit

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