MINIMUM MINUTES. Preston lost two matches in a row and the chance for a place in the play-off area is getting smaller. An interesting fact is that the last four goals that this team lost were always between 30 and 36 minutes! Bookmakers offer 2.56 odds, on goal between 31 and 45 minutes. Now on Deepdale comes an irritated defeat in Birmingham, Leeds United. Will Preston be able to avoid a third mishap in a row?
- Preston – Daniel Johnson midfielder is injured. The participation in this match of Paul Gallagher is uncertain. Two more defeats – 1: 2 at Reading and 0: 1 at home with Sheffield Utd. they gave away the play-off zone from Preston to five points. Unfortunately, it looks like the charges of Alex Neil will remain behind the Premier League playoffs again. If Preston also loses to Leeds, he will score three defeats in a row for the first time since September.
- Leeds – it is uncertain that Pablo Hernandez will take part in this match. After two months of break, Kemar Roofe returns. Possible Hernandez absenteeism may be a big blow, this player scored 12 goals this season and scored 11 assists, he also scored 4 of the last 5 goals for Pawi. On Saturday, Leeds unexpectedly lost to the stadium in Birmingham 0: 1 and lost second place to Sheffield Utd. The peasants only once lost this season two league games in a row, at the turn of the year they were defeated by Hull City and Nottingham.
Forecast: a defeat at Birmingham meant that Leeds lost the position of runner-up, which gives direct promotion to the Premier League. The current second runner – Sheffield Utd., Is playing in Birmingham tomorrow and Leeds fans hope that Zleft will lose points there too. However, previously you have to win at Deepdale from Preston to return to the second place in the table. However, the hosts can not afford to fail, if they still dream about the play-offs. I expect a fierce battle in which we will not see many goals. 7 of the last 8 games on Deepdale ended with scores below 2.5 goals. Leeds was able to win at the Reading 3-0 stadium, but in the last four away games he scored only 2 goals. On the other hand Peaves have lost only one goal in the last three meetings outside of Elland Road. My type: less than 2.5 goals – odds 1.82.