FootyMAD's Preston North End match preview

Last updated : 31 October 2008 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Preston North End v Southampton fixture

Southampton face a trip to Preston North End at Deepdale on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 20 games played, Saints have recorded 4 wins, and Preston N.E. have come away with 10 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in October 2007, with Preston N.E. annihilating their visitors 5 - 1 in a Championship match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Sat 22 DecSouthampton0 - 1Preston N.E.CHMP
2007/2008Tue 02 OctPreston N.E.5 - 1SouthamptonCHMP
2006/2007Mon 05 MarPreston N.E.3 - 1SouthamptonCHMP
2006/2007Sat 26 AugSouthampton1 - 1Preston N.E.CHMP
2005/2006Wed 15 FebSouthampton0 - 0Preston N.E.CHMP
2005/2006Sat 01 OctPreston N.E.1 - 1SouthamptonCHMP
1978/1979Mon 12 FebPreston N.E.0 - 1SouthamptonFAC

Recent respective form guides

Preston North End are showing reasonable home form, having won four and lost two from the last six played. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 9 to 8.

The away form of Southampton is pretty dire, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the Saints have hit 5 goals, 14 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Preston N.E.'s 20 points from 14 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 12th position. Southampton are stuck down in the relegation zone of Coca-Cola Championship with a return of just 13 points from their 14 games thus far.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Preston N.E.6204576

FootyMad's prediction ...

FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the North End, as the Saints have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Preston N.E. 10 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 9 .
Southampton Not won in previous 3 away matches.
No win in the 5 most recent games.