Our prediction for this Championship match:
Hull City will look to bounce back from a 3-1 loss to Norwich City when they take on Preston in the Championship round 33. The Tigers are six points behind the playoffs berth, and we are positive that they will adopt an attack-minded approach in Saturday’s encounter. Fit-again midfielder Dimitrios Pelkas is pushing for a start, as well as Scotland international Greg Docherty, whilst all Adama Traore, Nathan Baxter, Vaughn Covil, and Salah Oulad M’Hand remain on the sidelines with injuries.
The Lilywhites, on the other hand, are on a three-game winless run in the English top flight, and seeing that midfielder Benjamin Whiteman is banned for the match, we are tempted to put our money on Hull City, who defeated both QPR and Cardiff City in the previous two home games. Forward Emil Riis Jakobsen continues to miss out with injury, speaking of the visiting side.
Highlighted Player (Callum Elder):
Callum Elder is an Australia international who plays for Hull City in the League One. Elder started his youth career at Manly United, but in 2011 he was spotted by Leicester City scouts. Despite being a Leicester City player from 2013 to 2019, he did not see any game action with the Foxes in the Premier League.
Callum Elder played for the likes of Mansfield Town, Peterborough United, Brentford, Barnsley, Wigan Athletic, and Ipswich Town before signing a three-year contract with the Tigers for an undisclosed fee. Speaking of his international career, the pacey left-back has one cap with the Australia U20 team.
Elder’s favourite position is left-back, but he is capable of producing fine displays as a centre-back as well. Elder wears the No. 3 jersey at Hull City, and he is an athletic full-back who likes getting up and down the left-hand side. The Australian player was born on January 27, 1995.
Highlighted Team (Preston):
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.