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Preston vs Sheffield United Predictions

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Preston Double Chance (Win or Draw)

1/2odds when tipped
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Preston 2-1

9/1odds when tipped
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Tip Reasoning

  • Preston have tasted defeat only once in their last 11 home Championship games (Won 5, Drawn 5).
  • Sheffield United have failed to win eight of their 13 away Championship matches in 2021-22 (62%).
  • The Blades have lost back-to-back games and failed to score in both.

Blades have lost momentum after untimely break

Momentum is everything in the Championship and just when Sheffield United had created some by winning four games on the trot, they were shut down by the postponement of their next three fixtures.

So, instead of taking superb form into the rearranged game against their Boxing Day opponents Preston, the Blades come into Tuesday’s contest following back-to-back defeats.

Both teams still have relatively new managers with United boss Paul Heckingbotham seemingly a popular figure with an experienced dressing room that hadn’t taken to Slavisa Jovanovic or his tactics. But Saturday’s 2-0 loss at relegation-threatened Derby County was a sign that there are some underlying issues yet to be fixed at Bramall Lane.

PNE rarely lose at home

North End were priced up at around 2/1 for the original encounter, but have been shortened slightly here. The Lilywhites’ home record this season is pretty handy anyway and they still look to be the clear value in the match result market.

The 1/2 on the hosts to avoid defeat looks the safest play, particularly as the Blades have failed to win 62% of their away Championship matches in 2021-22.

Our forecast for the full-time result is a 2-1 win because Sheffield United have scored exactly once in four of their last six aways and PNE have bagged twice in three of their last six home games.

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