Preston vs Leicester prediction, odds & betting tips – 29/04/2024

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England Championship - Deepdale

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Preston will welcome Leicester to Deepdale on Monday, 29 April with the away side now just one win away from being crowned champions. The Foxes sealed promotion on Friday night when QPR beat Leeds 4-0 and after Ipswich drew with Hull on Saturday, they can now win the league on Monday night in Lancashire. The home side have nothing to play for but will do all they can to be party poopers.

Preston vs Leicester prediction: Leicester to be crowned as kings of the Championship

Preston vs Leicester predictions
Our pick

🔥Hot tip

Leicester to win

⚽ Correct score prediction

Preston 1-2 Leicester

⚽ Anytime goalscorer

Jamie Vardy

Key stats

  • Preston have lost their last three Championship matches.
  • Leicester have won four of their last six Championship matches.
  • Leicester have picked up more points away from home than any other team in the Championship this season.

Pre-game odds and win probability: An away win is expected

  • HOME: 19/5 (4.80) – 20.8%
  • DRAW: 3/1 (4.00) – 25%
  • AWAY: 13/20 (1.65) – 60.6%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

The Preston vs Leicester odds would perhaps look a lot different had the Foxes not already secured promotion. If they still had to go and get a result on Monday night, then they would probably be closer to evens in the betting stakes, purely based on how they have struggled under pressure away from home in recent weeks.

However, with the shackles now off, Leicester should perform somewhere close to their best. They will have had enough time to recover from Friday's party and will want to confirm themselves as champions before the final day so they can revel in the party atmosphere at the King Power Stadium next weekend.

Their opponents on Monday, Preston, are a side who just want the season to end. They have lost three consecutive matches since falling out of playoff contention but there is always the chance they turn up to give their fans one final good performance before the summer.

Additional free betting tips for Preston vs Leicester:

  • Both teams to score – 3/4 (1.75)
  • Over 2.5 goals – 8/11 (1.73)

Last five H2Hs: Unfamiliar foes

Leicester and Preston haven't met too many times in recent years, thanks in large to Leicester being an established Premier League club for a decade. Leicester won the reverse fixture 3-0 earlier in the season and Preston's last victory over the Foxs came way back in 2009.

England Championship 27/04/24

Preston

Preston

0
Leicester

Leicester

0

England Championship 04/10/23

Leicester

Leicester

3
Preston

Preston

0

Elite Club Friendlies 23/07/22

Preston

Preston

1
Leicester

Leicester

2

Europe Friendlies 02/08/14

Preston

Preston

1
Leicester

Leicester

1

Preston preview: Can they send their fans home happy?

For Preston's final home game of the season, Ryan Lowe will likely pick a team to take the game to Leicester to give the home supporters something to cheer about. As a result, Mads Frokjaer-Jensen should come back into the starting XI. On the injury front, Preston are without McCann, Whiteman and Potts.

Predicted lineup: Woodman (GK), Storey, Lindsay, Hughes, Millar, Browne, Ledson, Brady, Frokjaer-Jensen, Keane, Stewart

UK Friendlies 17/07/24

W

Bamber Bridge

Bamber Bridge

0

Preston

Preston

3

UK Friendlies 16/07/24

L

Southport

Southport

2

Preston

Preston

1

UK Friendlies 12/07/24

L

Lincoln City

Lincoln City

1

Preston

Preston

0

England Championship 04/05/24

L

West Brom

West Brom

3

Preston

Preston

0

England Championship 29/04/24

L

Leicester

Leicester

3

Preston

Preston

0

Leicester preview: Becoming champions in Preston?

With no injuries to report, Leicester boss Enzo Maresca will likely pick his team for this one based on who is least hungover from Friday night's celebrations. If all is well in the camp, then there is no reason for him to change anything from the side that beat Southampton 5-0 last time out.

Predicted lineup: Hermansen (GK), Pereira, Faes, Vestergaard, Justin, Ndidi, Winks, Dewsbury-Hall, Fatawu, Mavididi, Vardy

England Championship 04/05/24

L

Blackburn

Blackburn

2

Leicester

Leicester

0

England Championship 29/04/24

W

Preston

Preston

0

Leicester

Leicester

3

England Championship 23/04/24

W

Southampton

Southampton

0

Leicester

Leicester

5

England Championship 20/04/24

W

West Brom

West Brom

1

Leicester

Leicester

2

England Championship 12/04/24

L

Plymouth

Plymouth

1

Leicester

Leicester

0

Player to watch: Abdul Fatawu

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Abdul Fatawu has been a bright spark for Leicester all season but put in his best performance of the season last time out against Southampton. The 20-year-old winger netted a fabulous hat-trick as Leicester won 5-0.

Looking forward to Premier League football

Like the rest of his teammates, Fatawu can look forward to playing in the Premier League next season. At just 20-years-old, he was one of a few players who will be afforded the opportunity to learn and develop in the English top flight.


Andy is a freelance Sports Journalist with ten years of experience covering football in the United Kingdom and abroad for various publications including the Manchester Evening News, UtdReport and Football Whispers. Andy also has a keen interest in basketball, cricket, golf and tennis and has covered major sporting events such as the Masters in Augusta.