Our football match prediction:
Leeds United will be aiming to extend their winning run to three games when they face Preston North End at Deepdale Stadium on Monday. The Whites have been impressive at the back of late and you should bear in mind that they managed to keep a clean sheet in victories over Reading (2-0) and Brentford (1-0). The team’s main goal is to book a place in the Championship play-offs and a victory over Preston would see them move a little closer to meeting the goal. The Lilywhites did remarkably well to beat Bristol City on the road in their last league match and seeing that they are only five points behind top six in the Championship standings, Monday’s football game is of big importance for the hosts. Preston are on a three-game unbeaten run on home soil and we predict that the visitors will pick up one point from the Boxing Day showdown.
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 (Leeds United):
Leeds United are one of the clubs that won the FA Cup. The Whites outplayed Arsenal in the final of the prestigious competition back in 1972, but they clinched the League Cup trophy as well. Leeds United faced the Gunners in the 1967/1968 League Cup final and it has to be noted that Terry Cooper scored the winner for the Whites. Leeds play their home games at Elland Road and the capacity of the stadium is 37,914. The club was founded in 1919 and they have won three First Division (Premier League) trophies ever since (1968/1969, 1973/1974, 1991/1992). Leeds United made it to the Champions League final in 1975, but they were beaten by Bayern Munich in the title clash. The Whites were impressive under David O’Leary. The likes of Jonathan Woodgate, Lee Bowyer, Harry Kewell, Mark Viduka and Ian Harte were part of the Elland Road outfit back then and they did well to reach the semis of the Champions League in 2001.