The latest from Global Football

Stoke City fights Preston North End in Championship battle

There's been ups and downs for these two teams so far this season, occupying positions near the middle of the Championship table so far. Here's the Stoke City - Preston North End latest:

Insights:
  • Stoke City have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Preston North End have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
Best bookmaker betting odds:

Both teams should be fairly well rested for this game, as they have had some quiet days to prepare. Hopefully this will translate into lots of action on the pitch.

Preston are fighting to avoid relegation and will work hard for points.

L L W W D

Stoke City form and stats

Overall Championship stats at home this season for Stoke City are 9-4-7 (wins-draw-losses).

Stoke faced defeat in their previous match, away at Birmingham City (0-2). Preceding that match was a defeat to Millwall (1-2).

Some members of the home team might already be thinking of their next match, the Championship game versus Coventry City in only four days. This game is also played here at Bet365 Stadium.

Stoke has scored 27 league goals at home this season, in 20 matches. On the other hand, Stoke have conceded 23 goals. There's been improvement defensively lately, as only 2 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 home matches.

L W D L L

Preston North End form and stats

As the visiting team in Championship matches, Preston North End have produced an overall stat of 9-1-10 so far.

The manager F. McAvoy was unhappy after their last game, a Championship match played at their home ground Deepdale. Preston suffered a 0-5 loss to Brentford (placed 3rd). Prior to that result Preston won their away game at Swansea City. The scoreline was 1-0.

Preston lost the plot completely in their previous game, as mentioned above. They need to recover quickly from that 0-5 beating and focus on this one.

A new game in only three days for Preston, the Championship home match versus Derby County. Busy days.

Preston North End are scoring more than one goal per away game on average, having accumulated 25 away goals from 20 games (in the league). It's been trouble in front of goal recently, as only 1 of these goals has been scored in their last three away matches. In the opposite end, Preston have conceded 31 goals in their away games. There's been improvement defensively lately, as only 3 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 away matches.

Head 2 Head

The dueling parties have met before this season: Preston North End - Stoke City 0-1. Head-2-head stats last ten meetings: two - three - five (Stoke City wins - draws - Preston North End wins). As for goals, four matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), six had two or less.

Top Goalscorers

Stoke CityN. Powell
N. Powell
12 goals
Stoke CityS. Fletcher
S. Fletcher
9 goals
Preston North EndS. Sinclair
S. Sinclair
9 goals

Stoke City missing players

Preston North End missing players

Competition: England Championship
Competition: Sat 17.April
Match begins: 14:00 (UTC)
Venue: Bet365 Stadium (30089 seats)
  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Norwich City 41 27 9 5 65 28 20 13 6 1 34 10 21 14 3 4 31 18 37 90
2 Watford 41 24 10 7 59 27 21 17 2 2 41 12 20 7 8 5 18 15 32 82
3 Brentford 40 20 13 7 71 40 19 10 7 2 35 19 21 10 6 5 36 21 31 73
4 Swansea City 40 21 9 10 48 31 20 11 5 4 23 12 20 10 4 6 25 19 17 72
5 Barnsley 41 21 8 12 54 44 21 11 5 5 27 20 20 10 3 7 27 24 10 71
6 AFC Bournemouth 40 19 11 10 64 39 21 13 3 5 40 21 19 6 8 5 24 18 25 68
7 Reading 41 19 9 13 56 45 20 12 1 7 32 22 21 7 8 6 24 23 11 66
8 Cardiff City 41 16 11 14 57 45 21 7 5 9 34 24 20 9 6 5 23 21 12 59
9 Millwall 41 14 16 11 41 40 21 6 10 5 19 19 20 8 6 6 22 21 1 58
10 Middlesbrough 41 16 9 16 48 45 20 10 4 6 26 19 21 6 5 10 22 26 3 57
11 Queens Park Rangers 40 15 11 14 47 47 21 10 4 7 28 23 19 5 7 7 19 24 0 56
12 Stoke City 41 14 13 14 45 46 20 9 4 7 27 23 21 5 9 7 18 23 -1 55
13 Luton Town 40 15 8 17 35 46 19 7 6 6 23 22 21 8 2 11 12 24 -11 53
14 Bristol City 41 15 5 21 40 55 21 7 3 11 15 24 20 8 2 10 25 31 -15 50
15 Nottingham Forest 41 12 13 16 34 39 20 6 7 7 19 19 21 6 6 9 15 20 -5 49
16 Preston North End 41 14 6 21 41 55 21 5 5 11 16 24 20 9 1 10 25 31 -14 48
17 Blackburn Rovers 41 12 11 18 52 47 20 6 7 7 25 23 21 6 4 11 27 24 5 47
18 Birmingham City 41 11 12 18 31 50 21 6 3 12 17 32 20 5 9 6 14 18 -19 45
19 Huddersfield Town 40 11 11 18 42 60 20 8 6 6 26 19 20 3 5 12 16 41 -18 44
20 Derby County 41 11 10 20 30 46 21 6 6 9 16 21 20 5 4 11 14 25 -16 43
21 Coventry City 40 10 12 18 36 56 20 8 7 5 22 20 20 2 5 13 14 36 -20 42
22 Rotherham United 37 10 6 21 38 51 18 4 3 11 21 29 19 6 3 10 17 22 -13 36
23 Sheffield Wednesday 40 11 8 21 34 52 19 7 6 6 20 14 21 4 2 15 14 38 -18 35
24 Wycombe Wanderers 41 8 9 24 30 64 21 5 5 11 14 27 20 3 4 13 16 37 -34 33

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Norwich City 41 27 9 5 65 28 20 13 6 1 34 10 21 14 3 4 31 18 37 90
2 Watford 41 24 10 7 59 27 21 17 2 2 41 12 20 7 8 5 18 15 32 82
3 Brentford 40 20 13 7 71 40 19 10 7 2 35 19 21 10 6 5 36 21 31 73
4 Swansea City 40 21 9 10 48 31 20 11 5 4 23 12 20 10 4 6 25 19 17 72
5 Barnsley 41 21 8 12 54 44 21 11 5 5 27 20 20 10 3 7 27 24 10 71
6 AFC Bournemouth 40 19 11 10 64 39 21 13 3 5 40 21 19 6 8 5 24 18 25 68
7 Reading 41 19 9 13 56 45 20 12 1 7 32 22 21 7 8 6 24 23 11 66
8 Cardiff City 41 16 11 14 57 45 21 7 5 9 34 24 20 9 6 5 23 21 12 59
9 Millwall 41 14 16 11 41 40 21 6 10 5 19 19 20 8 6 6 22 21 1 58
10 Middlesbrough 41 16 9 16 48 45 20 10 4 6 26 19 21 6 5 10 22 26 3 57
11 Queens Park Rangers 40 15 11 14 47 47 21 10 4 7 28 23 19 5 7 7 19 24 0 56
12 Stoke City 41 14 13 14 45 46 20 9 4 7 27 23 21 5 9 7 18 23 -1 55
13 Luton Town 40 15 8 17 35 46 19 7 6 6 23 22 21 8 2 11 12 24 -11 53
14 Bristol City 41 15 5 21 40 55 21 7 3 11 15 24 20 8 2 10 25 31 -15 50
15 Nottingham Forest 41 12 13 16 34 39 20 6 7 7 19 19 21 6 6 9 15 20 -5 49
16 Preston North End 41 14 6 21 41 55 21 5 5 11 16 24 20 9 1 10 25 31 -14 48
17 Blackburn Rovers 41 12 11 18 52 47 20 6 7 7 25 23 21 6 4 11 27 24 5 47
18 Birmingham City 41 11 12 18 31 50 21 6 3 12 17 32 20 5 9 6 14 18 -19 45
19 Huddersfield Town 40 11 11 18 42 60 20 8 6 6 26 19 20 3 5 12 16 41 -18 44
20 Derby County 41 11 10 20 30 46 21 6 6 9 16 21 20 5 4 11 14 25 -16 43
21 Coventry City 40 10 12 18 36 56 20 8 7 5 22 20 20 2 5 13 14 36 -20 42
22 Rotherham United 37 10 6 21 38 51 18 4 3 11 21 29 19 6 3 10 17 22 -13 36
23 Sheffield Wednesday 40 11 8 21 34 52 19 7 6 6 20 14 21 4 2 15 14 38 -18 35
24 Wycombe Wanderers 41 8 9 24 30 64 21 5 5 11 14 27 20 3 4 13 16 37 -34 33

Stoke City Preston North End
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
41 20 5 Played P 5 20 41
14 9 2 Won W 1 9 14
13 4 1 Drew D 0 1 6
14 7 2 Lost L 4 10 21
45 27 6 Scored S 3 25 41
46 23 5 Conceded C 9 31 55
83% 95% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 95%
63% 65% 80% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 75% 63%
37% 45% 40% Over 2.5 O 2.5 40% 60% 46%
17% 20% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 25% 17%
15% 15% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 15% 10%
39% 50% 40% BTTS BTTS 20% 45% 34%
46% 40% 40% Clean Sheets C S 20% 25% 29%
32% 15% 20% Failed to Score F T 60% 30% 41%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
1.7 1.6 1.2 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 0.8 1.2 1.1
3 1 0 Red cards R C 1 1 3
 
10.1 10.8 11 Shots (avg) S ( 6.8 8.6 9.6
2.9 3.5 4.4 Shots on Target (avg) S O 2.2 3.4 3.1
38% 39% 27% Goal Efficiency G E 27% 37% 32%
Key stats in Championship this season:
  • Preston North End have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Preston North End haven’t played a single 0-0 game away.
  • Stoke City have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.

Stoke City:
Preston North End:
Championship:
England:
Bookie Stoke City Draw Preston North End

Read more about Championship

The English Football League Championship (usually shortened to the Championship) is the second highest division in the English football league system. 24 teams play 46 fixtures from August to May, meeting each other twice. The Championship is the wealthiest second-level division in the world.