Preston North End vs Sheffield Wednesday: Preview, Predicted Lineups and Prediction

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Updated: February 18, 2016

Venue: Deepdale Stadium

Date: 20/02/2016

Kick-off: 03:00 PM GMT / 10:00 AM EST

Match

Preston North End News

Preston North End have enjoyed a stark upturn in fortunes following the turn of the year after having suffered only one defeat in their last six Championship matches and although very unlikely, the Lilywhites do stand a slim chance of making it into the playoffs this season.

In order to do so though, Preston cannot afford to make any errors from now till the end of the season and the clash against promotion hopefuls Sheffield Wednesday will be one in which Stuart Grayson’s men will go all out to claim a victory from.

Preston North End Probable Lineup: Lindegaard; Huntington, Woods, Clarke, Cunningham, Wright; Browne, Gallagher, Johnson; Garner, Reach

Sheffield Wednesday News

Sheffield Wednesday have been on a roll in 2016 and have not suffered a single defeat in the Championship in seven matches.

As a result of their fine run, Wednesday have strengthened their grip on one of the playoff places and an automatic promotion position will be well within sights for manager Carlos Carvalhal.

It will be important for Wednesday not to get complacent though and with a clash against an in form Preston North End up next; the Owls need to put in another good performance in order to continue their good run of form.

Sheffield Wednesday Probable Lineup: Westwood; Pudil, Hunt, Sasso, Leeds; Forestieri, Bannan, Lee, Wallace; Hooper, Nuhiu

Prediction

Sheffield Wednesday have claimed three consecutive victories over Preston and they will head into Saturday’s clash as favourites once again. However, Preston are in a good run of form themselves and the clash this weekend should prove to be a tight affair.

Wednesday have enough firepower in their side to see off Preston though and they should be able to claim the three points on the day.

Preston North End 1 – 2 Sheffield Wednesday

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