Our prediction for this Championship match:
Saturday’s football game at Deepdale pits together Preston and Reading, the two teams who sit in the top half of the table. The Lilywhites recorded their first win of the year in midweek, with the team beating Birmingham on the road, and, no doubt, the triumph gave them a confidence boost. It has to be noted that Bauer, Bodin, Moult, and Rudd are all out of contention with injuries for the hosts.
The Royals, on the other hand, aim to build on back-to-back wins over Huddersfield Town and Coventry City. Reading are determined to retain their spot in top six, but beating Preston on the road is easier said than done. A close match is on the horizon at Deepdale, and we believe that punters can find value in betting on draw. The likes of Araruna, Meite, Moore, Puscas, and Yiadom are all out of contention through injuries.