Preston North End v Swansea City Match Preview
Swansea look to extend their 2019 winning run as they travel north to face Preston at Deepdale. After their 4-1 demolition of Reading on New Year’s Day, Swansea beat Aston Villa 3-0 in the FA Cup. Swansea’s away form has been mainly positive this season and perhaps a run away from home is just what Graham Potter needed at the start of this year.
After an opening day win against QPR, Preston struggled for form, before then going 9 games unbeaten as they rose from the foot of the table. Preston have begun to slide back down the table however and are without a win in 4.
Preston North End - 27/20*
Preston’s Recent Championship Form
Last Time Out In The Championship
Preston’s winless run carried into the New Year as Alex Neil’s side lost 2-1 away at Rotherham United. Preston dominated the opening 45 and could have easily found themselves ahead, with Graham Burke spurning a couple of chances. Will Vaulks gave Rotherham the lead in first half added time however. The midfielder hammered a free kick into the roof of the net, giving Declan Rudd no chance. Michael Smith doubled Rotherham’s lead in the second half after Preston lost the ball in midfield. 2 minutes later, Lukas Nmecha halved the deficit, but it would be too little too late for North End.
Swansea City - 39/20*
Swansea City’s Recent Championship Form
Last Time Out In The Championship
Swansea got off to the perfect start in 2019 with a 4-1 win over Reading at the Madejski Stadium. Oli McBurnie scored after just 2 minutes, heading in from a Kyle Naughton cross to end his personal goal-scoring drought. On the half hour mark, Connor Roberts was alive at the back post to finish off Leroy Fer’s low cross. Mike van der Hoorn finished off a first half rout when he tapped in Matt Grimes free kick, giving Swansea a 3-0 lead after just 45 minutes. On 48 minutes, McBurnie grabbed his second goal of the day when he hammered home a penalty, after Wayne Routledge was fouled in the box. Callum Harriott’s late finish threatened to ruin the day for Swansea, but only ended up being a consolation. With their win, Swansea moved up to 12th, but only 4 points outside the play off places in 6th.
Preston v Swansea City Head To Head Record
Preston Wins - 20 Draws - 16 Swansea Wins - 24
Swansea City have the better track record in this fixture, although its traditionally close between the two sides. 8 of the last 10 matches have been Swansea wins however, dating back to 1993. Prior to this season, Preston beat Swansea 2-1 in April 2011, just a month before Swansea’s first promotion to the Premier League. In August, the sides met in Swansea’s first home game of the season. Youngster Jay Fulton scored his first goal for Swansea in that game, giving the Swans a 1-0 win, their second consecutive win. Preston have only scored 6 goals in 10 games against Swansea, so don’t expect the home side to score many against Swansea’s resilient defense.
Where to watch Preston v Swansea City
Preston v Swansea City will be shown live for all Swans TV subscribers, with live commentary and punditry throughout the match.
Bet UK’s Betting Tips
Swansea appear to have found their goalscoring knack again after 7 goals in 2 games, so expect more goals in a dominant Swans display at Deepdale.
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