Our football match prediction:
Ashton Gate Stadium will host Saturday’s football match between Bristol City and Preston. The Lilywhites dropped a one-goal advantage in a 1-1 draw with Nottingham Forest on Wednesday, but they are still just five points behind top six in the Championship standings. Preston are after their fourth away win of the season and you should bear in mind that they have already defeated the likes of QPR, Norwich City and Rotherham United away from home this term. Bristol City, on the other hand, head into the game following back-to-back losses to the likes of Huddersfield Towns and Brentford and the fact that they suffered five defeats in previous six league fixtures is not giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of the visit of Preston. Under 2.5 goals were scored in five of last six meetings between the two sides in all competitions and, taking everything into account, we predict that fans will see a low-scoring affair on Saturday.
Highlighted Player (Korey Smith):
After spending his youth career at Norwich City, Korey Smith made his first-team debut for the Canaries in January 2008 in the FA Cup clash against Charlton Athletic. Smith played 67 league games for Norwich City and he scored 4 goals for the club, but in 2013 he signed a two-year deal with Oldham Athletic. The midfielder who was born on 31 January, 1991, scored one goal in 42 appearances for the club in the 2013/2014 campaign and on 27 June, 2014, he joined Bristol City for an undisclosed fee. It has to be noted that he won Johnstone’s Paint Trophy with the Robins in his first season with the team. Korey Smith was born in Hatfield, England and he has two younger sisters, Alice and Harriet. Smith is a defensive midfielder, but he is capable of operating as central midfielder and right back as well. The Bristol City footballer also represented the likes of Barnsley and Yeovil Town (on loan) in the past.
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.