Our prediction for this Championship match:
As expected, Barnsley suffered a 2-1 loss to Fulham at Craven Cottage in their last league fixture. The Tykes have been struggling to find their form of late and, as a result, their Championship status is in great danger. Paul Heckingbottom’s men are on an eight-game winless run in the English second tier ahead of the visit of Preston and we do not believe that there is a big value in betting on the out-of-sorts hosts. The Lilywhites, on the other hand, recorded three wins in previous four league fixtures and, as a result, they managed to keep their hopes of booking their place in the play-offs alive. Preston are only two points behind top six and we predict they are going to adopt an attack-minded approach in Tuesday’s football match against Barnsley. The Lilywhites have been producing fine performances in the Championship of late and, taking everything into account, away win should be considered.
Highlighted Player (Andy Yiadom):
Andy Yiadom was born in Holloway, London, but he began his career in the youth team of Watford. After spending two years at the Watford football academy, the pacey full-back (winger) joined Hayes & Yeading United and he scored only one goal in 36 appearances in the league for the club. At the end of the 2010/2011 campaign Yiadom moved to Braintree Town and after scoring seven goals in 27 appearances for the Iron he signed a contract with Barnet. The 180-cm-tall footballer played for Barnet from 2012 to 2016 and he scored 14 goals in 169 appearances for the Bees. Andy Yiadom then decided to take a step forward in his career as he moved to Championship side Barnsley. The English footballer played 32 games in the league for the Tykes last season and he provided three assists for his teammates, while receiving four yellow cards. His main position is full-back (right-back), but he is capable of playing on the left flank as well.
Highlighted Team (Preston North End):
Preston North End or Preston were founded in 1880. The Lilywhites or the Invincibles play their home games at Deepdale, the stadium that was built in 1875 and opened three years later.
In 1889 Preston won their first FA Cup trophy and they did well to beat Huddersfield Town in the final of the 1938 FA Cup final. However, the club’s biggest success came in 1889 and 1890 when they won back-to-back domestic trophies (First Division).
Preston have yet to win the League Cup title, but they were runners-up in 1888, 1922, 1937, 1954, 1964. Preston’s main rivals are Blackpool and the two teams square off against each other in the West Lancashire derby. In their first ever meeting in the West Lancashire derby (1901) Preston recorded a 4-1 win over Blackpool.
Burnley and Blackburn Rovers are considered Preston’s big rivals as well. The colour of Preston’s shirts is white and they wear dark blue shorts.