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Date: 2nd September 2023
Kick-Off: 15:00 UK, 16:00 CET
Venue: Bet365 Stadium
Stoke to win
Over 2.5 goals
2-1 to Stoke
The odds are accurate at the time of writing and are subject to change. Check carefully before finalising your wager with your bookmaker.
Stoke vs Preston: Top free betting tips
Preston North End will be determined to continue their winning streak in the Championship against Stoke City on Saturday, 2 September. The Potters enter Bet365 Stadium after winning the second round of the EFL Cup against Rotherham United.
Match result prediction: Stoke to win
Preston North End found three consecutive league outings before this game. However, the Lilywhites have registered just one victory in the recent five road fixtures in the Championship, losing three. On the other hand, Stoke City have also won their last four games at Bet365 Stadium in a row. Preston defeated the Potters in two of the last three H2Hs. However, given the home advantage for this game, we back Stoke City to claim all three points in this game.
Total goals prediction: over 2.5 goals
Stoke City have found the back of the net 13 times in the previous five fixtures at Bet365 Stadium, scoring six goals in the last one. On the other hand, Preston North End rattled the net eight times in the same number of games. The Lilywhites have also conceded 11 goals in the same number of league outings away from Deepdale Stadium. Following these statistics, we predict this game to feature a total of Over 2.5 Goals in this fixture.
Correct score prediction: 2-1 to Stoke
Preston North End have found the back of the net just once in each of their previous three league fixtures on the road. Meanwhile, the Potters have notched multiple goals in three of the recent four games at Bet365 Stadium. Stoke City have also allowed just one goal at the back in three games during the same duration. Therefore, we can expect the Potters to limit the Lilywhites and take a 2-1 lead at the end of the ninety minutes in this encounter.
Stoke vs Preston: Form, recent games, and news
Stoke City thrashed Rotherham United by 6-1 to get to the third round of EFL Cup. Wouter Burger, Ryan Mmaee, Josh Laurent and Campbell gave the Potters a 4-1 lead in the first half. Laurent scored his second goal in the 55th minute and Mehdi Leris made the last change to the scoreline in the 72nd minute. Manager Alex Niel has an ideal team preparation to focus on sustaining the team’s current winning form.
Preston made a comeback from a 0-1 trail to a 2-1 victory against Swansea City in the previous fixture in the EFL Championship. Andrew Hughes levelled the score in the 67th minute and Duane Holmes gave Preston the lead in the 79th minute. Centre forward Ched Evans is the only fitness concern in the squad as the Lilywhites aim to carry on their winning momentum.
FAQs regarding Stoke vs Preston
Who is the referee for this match? Matthew Donohue.
Who is the Stoke player to watch? Andre Filipe Cunha Vidigal.
What was the last Head to Head result? 1-0 to Preston.