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Preston North End v Birmingham City - Match Preview

15 March 2019 | Championship | Preview
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Preston North End v Birmingham City - Match Preview

Preston North End extended their unbeaten run to 11 matches in the Championship during the week when they recorded a valuable 2-1 win away at Middlesbrough which became back-to-back wins on the road following their 1-0 win away at Blackburn Rovers last weekend.

Preston return to Deepdale this Saturday to play host to Birmingham City, and the hosts will fancy their chances of maintaining their unbeaten run against a Birmingham outfit who  have lost their last three league matches on the trot.

The hosts may not be guaranteed of all three points here though despite being unbeaten in their last six matches on home soil, as five of these matches have ended in stalemates with draws against Aston Villa, Swansea City, Derby County, Nottingham Forest and Bristol City.

Preston have managed just one win during this sequence which was a 3-1 home win against Championship league leaders, Norwich City, so the hosts need to continue to be respected here.

The hosts are also very capable of scoring goals with the likes of midfielders Browne (11 goals), Johnson and Gallagher (6 goals apiece) along with forward Robinson (9 goals), and they’ll be hard to shift at Deepdale. Midfielder Barkhuizen is out injured for the hosts.

Birmingham City slumped to a third defeat on the trot when they suffered a 2-0 loss at home to Millwall during the week which followed defeats to Hull City and their bitter west midlands rivals, Aston Villa, and they face a tough trip to Preston this Saturday.

The Blues have now slipped down to a mid-table position of 12th in the Championship, and each defeat that passes could mean an even greater impact upon the club as they still await their punishment from the Football League for an infringement of the financial fair play laws.

If Birmingham are handed a points deduction, which seems a possible outcome at this stage, then Garry Monk’s side could be dumped right into the relegation battle at the bottom of the Championship.

The visitors therefore have every reason to pull their socks up and put a shift in at Deepdale, and with Maghoma and Jota returning from being rested in midweek and a fit again Jutkiewicz (10 goals) up front with leading goalscorer Adams (21 goals), Birmingham will give it a good go here.

Preston have actually performed better away from Deepdale in recent weeks while Birmingham have to get a result here and stop the rot. This could end up a draw.

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OVERALL TABLE PTS GP W D L GF GA +/-
1. Norwich City 78 38 23 9 6 77 48 29
2. Sheffield United 74 38 22 8 8 64 34 30
3. Leeds United 73 38 22 7 9 63 39 24
4. West Bromwich 67 38 19 10 9 72 48 24
5. Middlesbrough 58 37 15 13 9 40 31 9
6. Aston Villa 57 38 14 15 9 68 54 14
7. Preston North End 57 38 15 12 11 58 50 8
8. Derby County 56 37 15 11 11 46 44 2
9. Bristol City 55 36 15 10 11 45 38 7
10. Sheffield Wednesday 55 38 14 13 11 48 51 -3
11. Nottingham Forest 54 38 13 15 10 52 44 8
12. Hull City 51 38 14 9 15 54 56 -2
13. Birmingham City 50 38 12 14 12 53 49 4
14. Brentford 49 37 13 10 14 60 50 10
15. Swansea City 47 36 13 8 15 45 46 -1
16. Stoke City 47 38 10 17 11 37 42 -5
17. Blackburn Rovers 47 38 12 11 15 52 60 -8
18. QPR 44 38 12 8 18 45 59 -14
19. Wigan Athletic 39 38 10 9 19 41 57 -16
20. Millwall 37 37 9 10 18 41 55 -14
21. Reading 37 38 8 13 17 40 56 -16
22. Rotherham 36 38 7 15 16 40 61 -21
23. Bolton Wanderers 29 38 7 8 23 26 63 -37
24. Ipswich Town 24 38 3 15 20 30 62 -32

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