Our football match prediction:
Tuesday’s football match at Deepdale Stadium pits together Preston and Birmingham City. The Lilywhites impressed in a 4-2 triumph over Brentford and that certainly gave them a confidence boost. Preston are seven points behind the play-offs berth and, no doubt, the game against the Blues is of big importance for the hosts. Simon Grayson’s team are eyeing their eighth home win of the season and seeing that Birmingham City struggle on the road, we predict that the hosts will give fans yet another reason for celebration on Matchday 32. The Blues did well to beat Fulham at their St. Andrew’s Stadium in their last home fixture, but they were hammered by Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough Stadium at the weekend. Birmingham City are regarded as one of the worst travelers in the Championship and they are unlikely to spoil Preston’s party at Deepdale Stadium.
Highlighted Player (Chris Humphrey):
Christopher Charles Humphrey was born in Saint Catherine, Jamaica on 19 September, 1987. The pacey winger, who is capable of playing as a wing back as well, began his senior career at Shrewsbury Town and he made 74 league appearances for the club between 2006 and 2009. The Jamaica international played four games for Stafford Rangers during his loan spell at Marston Road and in July, 2009 he signed a deal with Scottish Premier League team Motherwell. He made his Motherwell debut on 23 July, 2009 as he started in the Europa League qualifier against Flamurtari Vlore. After making 132 league appearances for the Scottish outfit, he joined Preston North End in June, 2013 and he extended his contract with the Championship team in June, 2015. Humphrey was linked with selection for the Scotland national team, but he decided to play for Jamaica. He made his debut for the Reggae Boyz in 2012 in a 1-0 loss to Panama.
Highlighted Team (Birmingham City):
Birmingham City are a club located in the city of Birmingham, England. Birmingham City were founded in 1875 as Small Heath Alliance, but the club’s named was changed to Small Heath in 1888. 17 years later they became Birmingham and in 1943 they finally changed their name to Birmingham City. The Blues welcome their rivals at St. Andrew’s, the stadium that was opened in 1906. Birmingham City compete in the Championship and their fiercest rivals are WBA and Aston Villa. The Blues made it to the FA Cup final twice, but they have yet to win the prestigious trophy. In 1931 they were beaten by their local rivals WBA in the title game (1-2), whilst in 1956 they were outplayed by Manchester City in the title game. The colour of Birmingham’s home kit is blue with white stripe. Trevor Francis, Gil Merrick, Bob Latchford, Jeff Hall, Alex Govan, Joe Bradford and Christophe Dugarry are notable footballers who played for the St. Andrew’s outfit in the past.