Tip Preston North End - Norwich
Both Preston North End and Norwich City will be trying to get back to winning ways when the Championship resumes this weekend after the international break. Preston, who lost to Luton Town in their last outing, are 16th in the standings, with 44 points while Norwich, after the 1-1 draw with Blackburn Rovers, remain top, with 83 points. Preston hope to stretch away from the relegation region, being nine points above the drop zone and coming from five winless outings, getting something here will be crucial. They’ve managed just three wins in their last 15 matches and from the last 10 matches, out of a possible 30 points Preston have secured a measly eight. The hosts have no goal in their last three matches and have conceded seven in the last five matches. In the last eight Championship matches, Preston’s only win was against Huddersfield, and at home, they’ve failed to score in five of the last 10 league matches. They’ve scored just twice in the last five matches and the low scoring nature of their matches is the reason eight of the last 10 in the Championship have yielded under 2.5 goals. Preston have scored two or more goals in just two of their last 10 home matches, and they’ve won only five of their 19 home matches in the Championship.
Norwich lost some ground in the promotion race after their draw with Blackburn, but are still top of the standings with eight clear points ahead of second placed Watford. The league leaders are still unbeaten, the draw only slowed them, as they had nine straight wins ahead of the Blackburn game. They’ve gained 28 out of a possible 30 points in the last 10 matches, and scored two or more in seven of the 10 games. In the last five matches they’ve scored nine goals and conceded just two, while keeping three clean sheets. The last time Norwich failed to score was in February as they lost 2-0 to Swansea, the defeat coming at the tail end of four straight winless outings, with no goal scored. That loss was also their last on the road, and they’ve gone on to register five straight away wins and scored two or more in each of them. In total, Norwich have scored 11 goals in the last five away matches and conceded two, while keeping three clean sheets. In their 19 away matches in the Championship so far this season, Norwich have won 13.
Key points Preston North End - Norwich
Preston North End are winless in their last five matches.
Preston North End have five wins in 19 home matches in the Championship.
Norwich are unbeaten in their last 10 matches.
Norwich have scored two or more goals in their last five away matches.
Preston have scored two goals in their last five matches.
Conclusion Preston North End - Norwich
Preston are not the best scorers around; they have a goal per game average in the Championship, and on the flip side, Norwich are among the best scorers in the league. Further, it has been tough at home for Preston, which can’t be said of Norwich in their away matches. Norwich have been scoring a lot in recent matches and winning comfortably in their recent away performances, we are backing them to win both halves.
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Preston North End Norwich Prediction published on March 31, 2021