Our prediction for this Championship match:
Legendary Hillsborough Stadium will host Saturday’s football match between Sheffield Wednesday and Preston. The Owls continue with their habit of producing much better showings at home than on the travels, with the team eyeing their fourth consecutive win on home soil. Even though the likes of Iorfa, Dawson, and van Aken are all out of contention with injuries, home win should be considered.
The Lilywhites, on the other hand, head into the match following a goalless draw with Reading. Preston have been impressive at the back of late, but seeing that Sheffield Wednesday have been impressive at home ground of late, we are tempted to put our money on Neil Thompson’s troops. All Bauer, Bodin, Moult, Pearson, and Rudd are all likely to miss the game with injuries. In the first half of the season Preston defeated Sheffield Wednesday 1-0, meaning that the hosts are hungry for revenge.
Highlighted Player (Moses Odubajo):
Moses Odubajo is a professional footballer who plays for Hull City. Odubajo is a right winger, but he is capable of playing at right-back as well. He made 42 appearances for Hull City in the 2015/2016 Championship campaign and, no doubt, he helped the team secure promotion to the Premier League, although he then suffered a serious injury next summer.
Moses began his career at Leyton Orient and after spending several seasons on loan at St Albans City, Sutton United and Bishop’s Storford, in 2014 he signed a three-year deal with Brentford for an undisclosed fee. Odubajo scored 3 goals in 45 games for Brentford in the 2014/2015 Championship campaign. At the end of the season he signed a £3.5-million-worth deal with Hull City.
Odubajo was born in Greenwich on 28 July, 1993 and he made a total of six appearances for England U-20 team. On 4 December, 2014 he was reportedly invited to the Nigeria U23 training camp, but opted against switching his allegiance to the Super Eagles.
Highlighted Team (Preston):
Preston North End or Preston were founded in 1880. The Lilywhites or the Invincibles play their home games at Deepdale, the stadium that was built in 1875 and opened three years later.
In 1889 Preston won their first FA Cup trophy and they did well to beat Huddersfield Town in the final of the 1938 FA Cup final. However, the club’s biggest success came in 1889 and 1890 when they won back-to-back domestic trophies (First Division).
Preston have yet to win the League Cup title, but they were runners-up in 1888, 1922, 1937, 1954, 1964. Preston’s main rivals are Blackpool and the two teams square off against each other in the West Lancashire derby. In their first ever meeting in the West Lancashire derby (1901) Preston recorded a 4-1 win over Blackpool.
Burnley and Blackburn Rovers are considered Preston’s big rivals as well. The colour of Preston’s shirts is white and they wear dark blue shorts.