Our match prediction:
Following back-to-back defeats to the likes of Ipswich Town and Barnsley, Preston take on Cardiff City on day seven of the 2016/2017 Championship campaign. The Lilywhites aim to move away from bottom three and seeing that the Bluebirds sit in 18th place in the standings ahead of Tuesday’s football match, it could be said that two teams face each other in a relegation six-pointer. Preston have already suffered five defeats this season, with the team scoring no more than four goals in the Championship. The hosts obviously struggle in front of goal and considering that Cardiff City are not regarded as good travellers, we predict that one goal is going to separate the two teams in the Deepdale Stadium clash. Cardiff City are more of a team than Preston and they are likely to record a hard-fought win over the Lilywhites. The Bluebirds are undefeated in previous five meetings with Preston.
Highligted 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 (Cardiff City):
Cardiff City are a Welsh football club that compete in the English second tier (Championship). In 2009 they moved from Ninian Park to Cardiff City Stadium, the venue that officially holds 33,280 spectators. The Bluebirds played their first ever Premier League match on 18 August, 2013, but they were beaten by West Ham United (0-2) on their debut in the English top flight. However, a week later Fraizer Campbell (two goals) and Aron Gunnarson helped Cardiff City record their first ever win in the Premier League. The Bluebirds outplayed Manchester City back then, but they eventually dropped to the Championship at the end of the season. Fellow Welsh outfit Swansea City are considered Cardiff’s fiercest rivals and the two teams take on each other in the South Wales derby. The colour of Cardiff City’s home kit is blue, whilst they wear red shirts and shorts when playing on the travels.