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Preston North End vs Birmingham City predictions, preview, team news and more | English Premier League 2022-23

Preston will host North End Birmingham City at Deepdale on Saturday afternoon for another round of the football championship.

The Lilywhites have had mixed results this season, but they are the only team in the tournament that hasn’t tasted defeat this season. They achieved a narrow 1-0 win over Coventry City in their last game, with Danish striker Emil Reiss Jacobsen coming off the bench to score the winner.

Preston North End are tenth in the league table with 11 points from seven games. They will look to build on their latest results when they play this weekend.

Birmingham City have had a string of tough results lately after their positive start to the season. They were beaten 2-1 by Norwich City last time around with Scott Hogan’s opening goal being snuffed out by the Canary Islands in extra time.

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The Blues are ranked 22nd in the championship standings with just five points. They will be targeting a return to winning ways in their game on Saturday.

Preston North End vs Birmingham City Head to Head

Historically, there have been 101 meetings between Preston North End and Birmingham City. The host country won forty matches, while the visitors won four fewer.

There have been 25 draws between the two teams, including the last match that ended in a 1-1 draw.

Preston North End Model Guide: WDDDW

Birmingham model city guide: LLLDL

Preston North End vs Birmingham City Team News

Preston North End

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The hosts will be without the services of Andrew Hughes, Bamboo Diaby and Sean Maguire this weekend as the trio are all injured. Ben Woodburn took the knockout blow last time and could sit down.

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injured.: Andrew Hughes, Bamboo Diaby, Sean Maguire

Doubtful: Ben Woodburn

suspended: no one

Birmingham City

Gary Gardner was out injured last time and there is doubt about that along with Maxim Cullen. Przemyslav Blašeta is out due to injury and will not play here.

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injured: Przemyslaw Placheta

Doubtful: Maxim Cullen, Gary Gardner

suspended: no one

Preston North End vs Birmingham City Predicted XI

Preston North End Predicted 11th (3-4-1-2): Freddy Woodman. Jordan Storey, Liam Lindsey, Greg Cunningham; Brad Potts, Ryan Leadson, Ben Whiteman, Robbie Brady; Alan Brown, Emil Reese Jacobsen, Troy Parrott

Predicted line-up Birmingham City (3-5-2): John Rudy. Mark Roberts, Dionne Sanderson, Auston Trustee; Josh Williams, Juninho Bacona, Jordan James, Hannibal Majbri, Jordan Graham; Scott Hogan, Troy Denny

Preston North End vs Birmingham City Prediction

The Lilywhites are undefeated in their seven league matches so far. They have kept a clean sheet in all of those seven games and will be looking to extend that into this weekend.

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On the other hand, Birmingham City are battling a losing streak of three matches and have won only one of their last eight matches in all competitions. The hosts are in much better shape and they should win this.

predictionPreston North End 1-0 Birmingham City

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