Our prediction for this Championship match:
Preston and Cardiff City face each other at Deepdale on day 5 of the new Championship campaign. The Lilywhites did not make a flying start to the season, but they did well to crush Brentford 4-2 on the road before the international break. The triumph gave them a confidence boost, and, no doubt, the hosts are going to leave their hearts on the field against Cardiff City in order to extend their winning run.
The good news for the hosts is that Tom Barkhuizen returns to the starting XI after his ban was reduced from three to one game. The Bluebirds, on the other hand, head into the match following a goalless draw with Blackburn Rovers. Cardiff City have been totally unpredictable at the start of the season, but given Preston’s display in the triumph over the promotion-chasing Bees, home win should be considered. Attacker Lee Tomlin is banned for the visitors.