Our football match prediction:
Saturday’s football match at Deepdale Stadium pits together Preston and Nottingham Forest. The Lilywhites were on the verge of suffering a loss to Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park, but Aiden McGeady scored the equalizer in the dying seconds of the match. McGeady was on international duty with Republic of Ireland at the weekend, but he is likely to start against Nottingham Forest. Preston are only five points behind the play-offs berth and we predict that they will go all guns blazing at the Reds on Saturday afternoon. After suffering back-to-back losses to the likes of Brentford and Burton Albion, Forest played out a thrilling 2-2 draw with Derby County on Matchday 38 and, no doubt, Mark Warburton’s men are eager to return to winning ways in the Championship. The Reds are only one point clear of the relegation zone, meaning that they are likely to fight tooth and nail against Preston. Anyhow, given their poor away record, the Lilywhites are likely to pick up all three points from the game.
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 (Nottingham Forest):
Nottingham Forest, the club that are often referred to as Forest, were formed in 1865. They have been playing their home games at the City Ground since 1898 and the capacity of the stadium is 30,445. Nottingham Forest are regarded as one of the greatest English clubs as they won the European Cup on two occasions. In 1979 Forest outplayed Malmo (1-0) at the Olympiastadion in Munich in the final of the elite competition, with the team beating Hamburg in 1980 in the title game at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu (1-0). Nottingham Forest won the national championship in the 1977/1978 season, with the team finishing the campaign seven points clear of second-placed Liverpool. To make things even better for the fans, the City Ground outfit clinched the FA Cup trophies in 1898 and 1959. Derby County are regarded as Forest’s bitterest rivals and the two local rivals contest in the East Midlands derby. In their first ever meeting in the local derby Forest recorded a 3-2 win over Derby County.