Preston North End - Cardiff City: Small difference between teams in Championship clash

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Competition: England Championship
Competition: Sun 18.October
Match begins: 11:00 (UTC)
Venue: Deepdale (23408 seats)

After four games we know a little more about the qualities of Preston North End and Cardiff City in this fresh Championship season. Read our match preview!

We should expect both teams to be fresh and ready for this match, as there is some time since both teams last played. Let's have a look at how the teams are doing!

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Preston North End form and stats

Two Championship home games so far for Preston North End, who are yet to win here at Deepdale. Only 0 points so far. Two defeats in a row at home hurts for Preston North End, their manager A. Neil and the supporters. There are certain expectations for improvement.

Happy days for Preston in their previous game, a Championship match away at Brentford (placed 14th) that ended with a 4-2 victory. Ahead of that match, Preston lost 0-1 at home to Stoke City.

An impressive turnaround for Preston in the match against Brentford as a 0-2 deficit was completely turned around to a 4-2 win. Sean Maguire scored the final goal. A goal frenzy last time out for Preston North End, with a total of 6 goals in the match against Brentford. Fun stuff to watch!

The bookmakers consider this a fairly even contest. One could say only the home advantage separates the teams. It could be relevant to look at how Preston have performed in matches similar to this (as small favourites). Our database has found 13 matches with the results: Won three, drawn five and lost five.

There will be little rest for Preston North End after this match as they are travelling to Queens Park Rangers for a Championship game in only three days.

It's still early days, but we have some goal stats for the Preston North End at home in the league. 0 on target and 2 scored by the opposition; from 2 matches.

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Cardiff City form and stats

Four points from two away games for Cardiff City, meaning one draw and one victory in the Championship so far.

It's another away game for the visitors, as they travelled to Blackburn Rovers (placed 6th) in their previous outing. The Championship match ended in a draw 0-0. A loss against Reading was the result prior to that, in a home game.

Goalkeeper Alex Smithies made a total of six saves, making him a hero against Blackburn Rovers. Heavily contributing to the draw after 90 minutes.

As mentioned above, this is an open game with no clear favourite. We have found ten similar matches played by Cardiff in our archives, and the results are: four wins for Cardiff City, four draws and two defeats.

The visitors are returning home after this fixture, hosting AFC Bournemouth in just three days.

It's early days yet, but Cardiff City has scored 2 and conceded 0 goals from their travels in the league so far (2 games).

Head 2 Head

Head-to-head totals (for the last ten meetings): Preston North End won three games, three matches ended with a draw and Cardiff City has four wins. Over 2,5 goals / under 2,5 goals: four / six

Top Goalscorers

Preston North EndS. Sinclair
S. Sinclair
3 goals
Cardiff CityK. Moore
K. Moore
2 goals
PrestonD. Fisher
D. Fisher
1 goals

Preston North End missing players

Cardiff City missing players

Preston North End Cardiff City
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
4 2 1 Played P 0 2 4
1 0 0 Won W 0 1 1
1 0 0 Drew D 0 1 1
2 2 1 Lost L 0 0 2
6 0 0 Scored S 0 2 3
6 2 1 Conceded C 0 0 4
100% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 0% 50% 75%
50% 0% 0% Over 1.5 O 1.5 0% 50% 75%
50% 0% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 0% 25%
50% 0% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 0% 0%
25% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 0%
50% 0% 0% BTTS BTTS 0% 0% 25%
0% 0% 0% Clean Sheets C S 0% 100% 50%
50% 100% 100% Failed to Score F T 0% 50% 50%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
0.8 0.5 1 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 0 2 1.5
1 1 1 Red cards R C 0 1 1
 
55 26 15 Total Shots T S 0 24 42
21 8 4 Shots on Target S O 0 4 10
29% 0% 0% Goal Efficiency G E 0% 50% 30%
Preston North End Last season Cardiff City
Total Home   Statistics Stat   Away Total
46 23   Played P   24 48
18 12   Won W   9 20
12 4   Drew D   7 16
16 7   Lost L   8 12
59 39   Scored S   35 70
54 29   Conceded C   38 61
96% 100%   Over 0.5 O 0.5   96% 92%
76% 87%   Over 1.5 O 1.5   79% 75%
39% 57%   Over 2.5 O 2.5   58% 52%
22% 30%   Over 3.5 O 3.5   38% 29%
9% 13%   Over 4.5 O 4.5   17% 15%
52% 65%   BTTS BTTS   58% 56%
20% 13%   Clean Sheets C S   25% 29%
33% 22%   Failed to Score F T   21% 23%
 
0 0   Corners for (avg) C F   0 0
0 0   Corners against (avg) C A   0 0
1.4 1.3   Yellow cards (avg) Y C   1.7 1.6
2 1   Red cards R C   1 2
 
526 270   Total Shots T S   282 563
164 91   Shots on Target S O   94 182
36% 43%   Goal Efficiency G E   37% 38%

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Bristol City 4 4 0 0 8 2 2 2 0 0 4 1 2 2 0 0 4 1 6 12
2 Reading 4 4 0 0 7 1 2 2 0 0 3 0 2 2 0 0 4 1 6 12
3 AFC Bournemouth 4 3 1 0 8 4 2 2 0 0 4 2 2 1 1 0 4 2 4 10
4 Swansea City 4 3 1 0 5 1 2 1 1 0 2 1 2 2 0 0 3 0 4 10
5 Luton Town 4 3 0 1 5 2 2 2 0 0 4 1 2 1 0 1 1 1 3 9
6 Blackburn Rovers 4 2 1 1 11 3 2 1 1 0 5 0 2 1 0 1 6 3 8 7
7 Watford 4 2 1 1 2 1 2 2 0 0 2 0 2 0 1 1 0 1 1 7
8 Birmingham City 4 1 3 0 3 2 2 1 1 0 2 1 2 0 2 0 1 1 1 6
9 Queens Park Rangers 4 1 2 1 6 5 2 1 1 0 3 1 2 0 1 1 3 4 1 5
10 Middlesbrough 4 1 2 1 4 4 2 1 1 0 3 2 2 0 1 1 1 2 0 5
11 Millwall 4 1 2 1 3 3 2 0 2 0 1 1 2 1 0 1 2 2 0 5
12 Rotherham United 4 1 2 1 3 3 2 0 1 1 1 2 2 1 1 0 2 1 0 5
13 Stoke City 4 1 2 1 2 3 2 0 1 1 1 3 2 1 1 0 1 0 -1 5
14 Brentford 4 1 1 2 6 6 2 1 0 1 5 4 2 0 1 1 1 2 0 4
15 Preston North End 4 1 1 2 6 6 2 0 0 2 0 2 2 1 1 0 6 4 0 4
16 Cardiff City 4 1 1 2 3 4 2 0 0 2 1 4 2 1 1 0 2 0 -1 4
17 Norwich City 4 1 1 2 3 4 2 0 1 1 2 3 2 1 0 1 1 1 -1 4
18 Coventry City 4 1 1 2 5 7 2 1 0 1 4 5 2 0 1 1 1 2 -2 4
19 Huddersfield Town 4 1 1 2 2 5 2 1 0 1 1 1 2 0 1 1 1 4 -3 4
20 Derby County 4 1 0 3 2 8 2 0 0 2 0 6 2 1 0 1 2 2 -6 3
21 Barnsley 4 0 1 3 1 5 2 0 1 1 0 1 2 0 0 2 1 4 -4 1
22 Nottingham Forest 4 0 0 4 1 7 2 0 0 2 1 4 2 0 0 2 0 3 -6 0
23 Wycombe Wanderers 4 0 0 4 0 10 2 0 0 2 0 3 2 0 0 2 0 7 -10 0
24 Sheffield Wednesday 4 1 2 1 3 3 2 0 2 0 1 1 2 1 0 1 2 2 0 -7
Last season Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Leeds United 46 28 9 9 77 35 23 15 5 3 40 14 23 13 4 6 37 21 42 93
2 West Bromwich Albion 46 22 17 7 77 45 23 10 10 3 44 27 23 12 7 4 33 18 32 83
3 Brentford 46 24 9 13 80 38 23 14 5 4 44 18 23 10 4 9 36 20 42 81
4 Fulham 46 23 12 11 64 48 23 15 2 6 40 26 23 8 10 5 24 22 16 81
5 Cardiff City 46 19 16 11 68 58 23 11 9 3 35 21 23 8 7 8 33 37 10 73
6 Swansea City 46 18 16 12 62 53 23 10 5 8 27 23 23 8 11 4 35 30 9 70
7 Nottingham Forest 46 18 16 12 58 50 23 10 5 8 27 27 23 8 11 4 31 23 8 70
8 Millwall 46 17 17 12 57 51 23 10 8 5 33 25 23 7 9 7 24 26 6 68
9 Preston North End 46 18 12 16 59 54 23 12 4 7 39 29 23 6 8 9 20 25 5 66
10 Derby County 46 17 13 16 62 64 23 11 8 4 33 21 23 6 5 12 29 43 -2 64
11 Blackburn Rovers 46 17 12 17 66 63 23 10 9 4 33 24 23 7 3 13 33 39 3 63
12 Bristol City 46 17 12 17 60 65 23 8 7 8 30 33 23 9 5 9 30 32 -5 63
13 Queens Park Rangers 46 16 10 20 67 76 23 9 5 9 42 42 23 7 5 11 25 34 -9 58
14 Reading 46 15 11 20 59 58 23 7 4 12 26 34 23 8 7 8 33 24 1 56
15 Stoke City 46 16 8 22 62 68 23 11 3 9 36 26 23 5 5 13 26 42 -6 56
16 Sheffield Wednesday 46 15 11 20 58 66 23 7 7 9 19 30 23 8 4 11 39 36 -8 56
17 Middlesbrough 46 13 14 19 48 61 23 6 8 9 20 29 23 7 6 10 28 32 -13 53
18 Huddersfield Town 46 13 12 21 52 70 23 8 6 9 26 30 23 5 6 12 26 40 -18 51
19 Luton Town 46 14 9 23 54 82 23 8 7 8 33 37 23 6 2 15 21 45 -28 51
20 Birmingham City 46 12 14 20 54 75 23 6 7 10 33 42 23 6 7 10 21 33 -21 50
21 Barnsley 46 12 13 21 49 69 23 7 9 7 29 33 23 5 4 14 20 36 -20 49
22 Charlton Athletic 46 12 12 22 50 65 23 8 6 9 28 27 23 4 6 13 22 38 -15 48
23 Wigan Athletic 46 15 14 17 57 56 23 10 7 6 33 23 23 5 7 11 24 33 1 47
24 Hull City 46 12 9 25 57 87 23 7 3 13 29 37 23 5 6 12 28 50 -30 45

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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.