Our prediction for this Championship match:
Saturday’s football game at Deepdale pits together Preston and Stoke City, the two teams who defeated Norwich City and Sheffield United respectively at the weekend. The Lilywhites have been showing signs of improvement of late, but keep in mind that they recorded only one win over the Potters in the previous four meetings between the two clubs at Deepdale. There are no fresh injury worries in the home team ahead of the visit of Stoke.
The visitors, on the other hand, are undefeated in the previous three away games in the Championship, which is probably the main reason why we predict they will hold Preston to a draw on Matchday 15. All Jacob Brown, Gavin Kilkenny, and Harry Souttar should miss out through injuries for the visiting side, while talented forward Liam Delap should be recalled to the starting XI after scoring as a substitute in the triumph over the Blades.
Highlighted Player (David Cornell):
Born in Waunarlwydd, Wales on March 28, 1991, David Cornell is a goalkeeper who plays for Northampton Town in the League Two. The 180-cm tall shot-stopper is a product of the Swansea City football school, but he did not make any appearances for the Swans at senior level.
Cornell played for the likes of Port Talbot Town, Hereford United, St. Mirren, and Portsmouth on loan before signing a permanent contract with Oldham Athletic in the 2015/2016 season. In the summer of 2016, he joined Northampton Town on a two-year deal.
Speaking of his international career, David Cornell has three caps with the Wales U21 team, but he has yet to earn a call-up for the senior team. The Northampton Town goalkeeper wears the number 1 jersey, and his preferred foot is right. He has a contract with the Cobblers until June 30, 2020.
Highlighted Team (Stoke City):
Stoke City FC (named Stoke FC until 1925) is an English football club from the city Stoke-on-Trent (located in the north of England). De club was founded in the year 1863 and next to Notts County FC the club from Stoke is the oldest professional football club worldwide. Different signs of Stoke City show that the club is founded in 1868. Currently Stoke City is playing in the Premier League. The home games of Stoke City are hosted in the Britannia Stadium which holds a capacity for 29 000 spectators.
The most known nickname of Stoke City FC is the Potters. The main club colors of the club are red and white. The away it is colored in blue. The only 3 prizes Stoke City managed to win so far are the League Cup in 1972 and the Football League Trophy twice (1992 and 2000). Famous players that played for Stoke City FC are: Ameobi, Gudjohnsen and Peter Crouch.