EFL Championship | Southampton VS Preston; Wednesday, 17 April at 03:00 GMT +8

Southampton are aiming to win their 3-2 Championship victory against Watford, which they managed 62% possession and 13 attempts at goal. They scored goals by Will Smallbone, Ché Adams, and Flynn Downes. Watford had 12 shots at goal and 6 on target, with Ryan Porteous and Ismaël Koné scoring for them. Despite conceding frequently, Southampton has managed to breach their goal in five of their last six games. They haven’t been beaten by Preston North End in their previous three matches and haven’t won in their past two matches.

Preston North End is hoping for a better result after being beaten in their last match against Norwich City. In that match, they had 40% possession and 12 shots on goal, while Norwich City had 15 shots and 5 on target. Preston North End’s defenders have conceded 4 goals in their last six outings, while they have scored 9 goals themselves. They have unbeaten in their last three league matches away from home.

Southampton has won three of their previous head-to-head meetings with Preston North End, with one draw. The last match was on 25/10/2023, with Preston North End scoring two goals each. The last match was a Championship match day 13 where Preston North End managed 28% possession and had 12 attempts on goal, with five on target. The match was refereed by Jeremy Simpson. The average goal score per meeting is 3.83.

Predicted lineups:


Goalkeeper: Gavin Bazunu
Defenders: Kyle Walker-Peters, Jack Stephens, James Bree, Taylor Harwood-Bellis
Midfielders: Flynn Downes, Joe Aribo, William Smallbone
Forwards: Adam Armstrong, Che Adams, David Brooks

Preston North End

Goalkeeper: Frederick Woodman
Defenders: Liam Lindsay, Jordan Storey, Andrew Hughes
Midfielders: Alan Browne, Mads Frokjaer-Jensen, Robbie Brady, Duane Holmes, Jack Whatmough
Forwards: Will Keane, Milutin Osmajic

  • Southampton – 4 wins
  • Preston North End – 1 win
  • Draws – 1

Over all competition record

EFL Championship Standings

Southampton is expected to generate numerous chances and successful shots, while Preston North End may struggle to score, resulting in a 3-1 win.

Winning probability:

Southampton – 69%

Draw – 19%

Preston North End – 12%

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