Preston North End vs Burnley Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews

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Tip Reasoning

Burnley are ready for their first European adventure, as they prepare to meet Aberdeen in the Europa League on Thursday night. While it’s not the big European tie they were dreaming of,  they’re favourites to progress against the Scottish Premiership side. They’ll want to be in top shape ahead of their first leg clash, and their final warm up match comes on Monday night, as they visit Championship side Preston North End. This was a regular league fixture for the Clarets just over two years ago, which shows how far they’ve come under Sean Dyche.

The Clarets are hoping to establish themselves in the top flight this season, and get some air miles under their belt in Europe. The away side were brilliant on their way to a top seven finish last season, in just their second campaign back in the Premier League. They’ve managed to hang on to Dyche, who is the key man at Turf Moor. While they’ve yet to make a summer signing, they have got a settled side, and they’re unlikely to change their approach after their success last time out.

We see Burnley starting with a strong side in this clash, as they look to continue their preparations for the new campaign. They don’t need to try out any new systems or players, which does give them an advantage. Meanwhile, Preston are bedding in five new signings, as they look to make a push for the play-offs this season. They finished seventh in the second tier last term, leaving them just short of the play-off spots. They’ve started brightly with wins over non-league sides in pre-season, but can they continue that on Monday?

The visitors should show off the gulf between these two, especially as Burnley are strong in friendly clashes. The clarets have won five of their last six non-competitive games. Burnley have won seven of their last eight away friendlies, and they can expect to add to that on Monday. They make the trip to Deepdale as favourites.

The visitors aren’t just in form, they also have an advantage over Preston. They’ve won five of the last seven encounters, while they claimed a 2-1 victory in a friendly clash here last summer. We’re backing a repeat of that scoreline, while Burnley look like good value to take the win. An away victory is our main tip here, ahead of their European clash on Thursday.

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