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Preston vs Sheffield Wednesday Prediction 12/29/2023 | Championship

Match Details

The match between Preston and Sheffield Wednesday is scheduled to take place on December 29, 2023, at Deepdale. It is a Championship fixture in the regular season, with Preston being the home team. The odds for this match are as follows: Local Winner – 2.35, Draw – 3.14, Away Winner – 3.29.

Head-to-Head Comparison

Preston and Sheffield Wednesday have faced each other multiple times in the past. In their most recent encounter on August 19, 2023, Preston emerged victorious with a scoreline of 1-0. Historically, these matches have been tightly contested affairs with few goals scored. Over the years, there have been instances of high-scoring encounters but they are relatively rare.

Team Form: Preston

Preston’s recent form has been inconsistent with two wins, three losses, and one draw in their last six matches across all competitions. They managed to secure victories against Leeds United and Huddersfield Town but suffered heavy defeats against Watford and QPR.

In terms of their performance in the Championship this season, Preston currently sits in ninth position with 35 points from 24 matches played. Their goal difference stands at -10 after scoring 31 goals while conceding 41.

In their most recent match against Leeds United on December 26th, Preston displayed resilience by securing a hard-fought victory with a scoreline of 2-1. Alan Browne and Liam Millar were the scorers for Preston.

Team Form: Sheffield Wednesday

Sheffield Wednesday’s recent form has seen them win three matches out of their last six games played away from home across all competitions. However, they also suffered three defeats during this period.

In the Championship standings this season, Sheffield Wednesday finds themselves in 23rd position with just 16 points from 24 matches. Their goal difference is a concerning -22, having scored 17 goals and conceded 39.

Their most recent match against Coventry City ended in a disappointing 2-0 defeat. This loss further highlighted the struggles Sheffield Wednesday has faced this season.

Key Players

For Preston, William Keane has been a standout player in attack, contributing six goals and two assists so far this season. Bradley Potts has also made valuable contributions with one goal and one assist from midfield.

Sheffield Wednesday’s Anthony Musaba has been their top scorer with five goals and two assists to his name. In midfield, Barry Bannan has provided experience and creativity for the team.

Statistical Insights

Based on recent performances, Preston has shown better consistency compared to Sheffield Wednesday. However, both teams have struggled defensively, conceding more goals than they would like.

Preston’s home form has been relatively strong this season with six wins out of twelve matches played at Deepdale. On the other hand, Sheffield Wednesday’s away form leaves much to be desired as they have managed only one win from twelve matches on the road.

Prediction: Preston 1 – 0 Sheffield Wednesday

Taking into account the historical head-to-head record between these teams and their current form, it is expected that Preston will come out on top in this fixture. The prediction for this match is a narrow victory for Preston with a scoreline of 1-0.

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