2020-21 Championship – Preston vs Cardiff Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When does Preston vs Cardiff kick off? Sunday 18th October, 2020 – 12:00 (UK)

Where is Preston vs Cardiff being played? Deepdale, Preston

Where can I get tickets for Preston vs Cardiff? This match will be played without spectators

What TV channel is Preston vs Cardiff on in the UK? Sky Sports have the rights to Championship matches in the UK, so it is worth checking their schedule

Where can I stream Preston vs Cardiff in the UK? If televised, subscribers can stream the match live on Sky Go

THE TEAM NEWS

PRESTON

Predicted line-up (4-2-3-1): Rudd; Rafferty, Bauer, Davies, Hughes; Ledson, Pearson, Potts, Johnson, Sinclair; Maguire

Unavailable: Fisher (Injured), Moult (Injured)

Questionable: Browne (Covid-19)

CARDIFF

Predicted line-up (4-2-3-1): Smithies; Osei-Tutu, Morrison, Nelson, Cunningham; Pack, Bacuna, Ojo, Murphy, Hoilett; Moore

Unavailable: Tomlin (Suspended), Vassell (Injured)

Questionable: Bennett (Injured)

THE PREDICTION

Preston come into this game full of confidence after pulling off an incredible comeback away at Brentford in their most recent Championship match, winning 2-4 after being 2-0 down. Alex Neil’s side will be further boosted by the absence of Cardiff’s Lee Tomlin with the influential attacking midfielder suspended following his sending off away at Blackburn last time out. Without Tomlin, the Bluebirds look worryingly toothless going forward, and Preston should take full advantage by not only picking up the three points, but also keeping a clean sheet.

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