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Date: 19th September 2023
Kick-Off: 19:45 UK, 20:45 CET
TV: Sky Sports Arena
Preston to win
Over 2.5 goals
2-1 to Preston
The odds are accurate at the time of writing and are subject to change. Check carefully before finalising your wager with your bookmaker.
Preston vs Birmingham: Top free betting tips
EFL Championship viewers will be entertained by a top-six clash during midweek. League leaders Preston entertain Birmingham City at Deepdale for Round 7 festivities.
Match result prediction: Preston to win
In the 2021/22 campaign, Preston and Birmingham played draws in their meeting. The following year, away victories were registered in their respective duels. As they come across the pitch in the 2023/24 campaign, we expect to see a result. While Birmingham has impressed, they are on a three-match winless run. On the other hand, playing in front of their home support and on a five-match winning streak stands the Invincibles. Given their rich vein of form, we are backing Preston to triumph.
Total goals prediction: Over 2.5 Goals
Deepdale has been home to high-scoring affairs in the current campaign. From the five-goal thrilling defeat to three successive wins, Preston attackers come into their own in front of their fans. With the last duel between these sides also seeing three goals scored on the night, we are backing Over 2.5 goals selection in this duel.
Correct score prediction: 2-1 to Preston
Earlier in 2023 when Preston travelled to Birmingham, they returned with a 2-1 result. This scoreline has been repeated in their last three home fixtures in the Championship as well. We believe it will be four in four 2-1 victories at Deepdale for Preston while Birmingham's woes continue.
Preston vs Birmingham: Form, recent games, and news
Preston North End preview
The 2-1 victory over Stoke cost Preston dearly. They will be without the services of top-scorer Will Keane, who hobbled off after his brace at the Bet365 Stadium. The likes of Duane Holmes will have to step up, a task the American ace will be gunning for after claiming a haul of two goals and as many strikes in the current campaign. With five wins in six Championship matches, the Invincibles have the marker on their back and can ill-afford to drop their standards.
Birmingham City preview
The Blues have seen their standards drop in recent weeks. Their defeat to Watford at Vicarage Road was disheartening as their scoring prowess was laid bare for everyone to see. Despite the result, they occupy the playoff slots this early in the campaign and will fancy their chances to improve on their early showings. While their defence has impressed, it will be the attacking unit led by the experienced Lukas Jutkiewicz to make their mark.
FAQs regarding Preston vs Birmingham
Who is the referee for this match? Dean Whitestone.
Who is the Preston player to watch? Will Keane.
Who is the Birmingham player to watch? Lukas Jutkiewicz.