Sheffield Wednesday have soared into 5th place above Derby after an excellent run of form. They are now 5 points above 7th place Birmingham who they beat 2-1 at St Andrews a fortnight ago and they backed that up with a convincing 4-0 win last weekend at home to Brentford.
Preston meanwhile have found their way into the top half and could move to within 6 points of a play-off spot with a win here. Simon Grayson has done a brilliant job at Deepdale and they are also looking for a 3rd straight win here after 2-1 victories over Huddersfield and Wolves
Reason for Betting Tips
These are two of the surprise packages of the season and both are in good form. Wednesday are unbeaten in 7 league games while Preston have lost just 1 of their last 6. Both teams have scored in 5 of Preston’s last 6 matches while 6 of the last 8 games involving Wednesday have also finished with both teams on the scoresheet. Therefore there is some sense to backing both teams to score in this game at Evens.
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Wednesday won the meeting between the sides earlier in the season beating Preston 3-1 at Hillsborough, which was the first between the clubs for several years.
Both teams have scored in 60% of Preston’s games this season and 65% of those matches involving the Owls.
Preston: Ben Pearson is back for the hosts after completing his 2 match ban but they are without Marnick Vermijl who is on loan from the Owls.
Sheffield Wednesday: The Owls could welcome back Sam Hutchinson but skipper Glenn Loovens could miss out again.
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- 30 Jul