Match Preview: Preston 0-1 Cardiff Predictions and Betting Tips 18.10.2020

Tips & Predictions For Today, October 18, 2020.

League: ENGLAND: Championship – Round 5
Match: 12:00 Preston – Cardiff
Tip: Over 1.5 Goals
Odd: 1.41
Bookmaker: Bet365
Match Result: 0:1 LOST

Match Preview

  • It took Preston North End four games to register their first Championship win of the season, their longest wait for a first league victory since 2016/17 (also four matches). Now with a W1, D1, L2 record, their four fixtures produced an average of 3.0 goals per game, with just three (25%) of the 12 match strikes coming before the 30 minute mark.
  • Four of their last five home league games (W1, D1, L3) saw one or both sides fail to score, but the hosts have only won once at Deepdale in seven attempts (D1, L5). That sequence includes a 1-0 defeat in both matches they hosted this term – in which the decisive goal arrived between the 35th and 55th minute in each – as well as a 3-1 defeat in last season’s corresponding H2H.
  • Although Cardiff City have the same league record as Preston (W1, D1, L2), their games have featured an average of just 1.75 goals, and only one strike has arrived after the 70th minute so far. All three matches that didn’t finish goalless saw the scoring completed in one half.
  • A force on the road, the ‘Bluebirds’ have not only claimed all four of their Championship points this season away from home (W1, D1), they’re also yet to concede away this term and have lost just one of their last eight Championship road trips (W6, D1). Interestingly, the away side on the day is unbeaten in three league H2Hs (W2, D1), all of which featured a goalless first half.
  • Players to watch: Scott Sinclair was joint-second in the Championship’s scoring charts after four rounds (three goals) – he’s been Preston’s first goalscorer twice.
  • Kieffer Moore has netted twice for Cardiff this term, while 11 of his last 12 Championship goals came before HT.
  • Hot stat: These two sides received two (33.33%) of the six red cards shown across the first four Championship rounds.
Head-to-head matches: PRESTON – CARDIFF
27.06.20 CHA Preston Cardiff 1 : 3
21.12.19 CHA Cardiff Preston 0 : 0
29.12.17 CHA Cardiff Preston 0 : 1
12.09.17 CHA Preston Cardiff 3 : 0
31.01.17 CHA Cardiff Preston 2 : 0