Preston vs Norwich prediction, odds & betting tips – 13/04/2024

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Norwich vs Preston prediction
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Preston will welcome Norwich to Deepdale on Saturday, 13 April for their biggest match of the season as they look to keep their promotion dream alive.

Preston trail Norwich in sixth place by five points but they do have a game in hand over the Canaries. This means that a win on Saturday would put their playoff hopes in their own hands with just four games to play. Ahead of this promotion six-pointer, here is our Preston vs Norwich prediction.

Preston vs Norwich prediction: Can the Lilywhites blow the promotion race wide open?

Preston vs Norwich predictions
Our pick

🔥Hot tip

Preston to win

⚽ Correct score prediction

Preston 2-1 Norwich

💥 Both teams to score

Yes

Key stats

  • Preston have won their last two home matches in the Championship.
  • Norwich have won four of their last six Championship matches.
  • Preston are chasing a spot in the Championship playoffs for the first time since 2008/09.

Pre-game odds and win probability: The Canaries are favoured to triumph

  • HOME: 2/1 (3.00) – 33.3%
  • DRAW: 23/10 (3.30) – 30.3%
  • AWAY: 13/10 (2.30) – 43.5%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

The Preston vs Norwich odds illustrate better than anything how close this match should be. Only five points separate them in the table and although there is a feeling that Norwich have a stronger squad and more experience, the home advantage of Deepdale swings the odds back towards Preston. Despite that, Norwich have been priced as the slight favourites.

Norwich have had sixth place locked down for some time now so it would be gutting for them if they were pipped to the post at the end of the season. Their 2-2 draw with Sheffield Wednesday was somewhat of a shock and Preston could capitalise on Norwich's general poor away form – only five teams have worse records on the road in the Championship this season.

Preston have struggled to put a run together since the very start of the season but they will need to find consecutive wins if they are to leapfrog Norwich. A win here would make it two wins on the bounce – something they have only managed once since the beginning of February.

Other free betting tips for Preston vs Norwich include over 2.5 goals at 10/11 (1.91) and Preston to score in both halves at 9/2 (5.50).

Last five H2Hs: An event split

Despite Norwich regularly playing in the Premier League over the past decade, their record against Norwich isn't particularly brilliant. Over their past five matches against the Lilywhites, both teams have won one each and the other finished as a draw.

England Championship 09/12/23

Norwich

Norwich

0
Preston

Preston

0

England Championship 14/01/23

Preston

Preston

0
Norwich

Norwich

4

England Championship 08/10/22

Norwich

Norwich

2
Preston

Preston

3

England Championship 02/04/21

Preston

Preston

1
Norwich

Norwich

1

England Championship 19/09/20

Norwich

Norwich

2
Preston

Preston

2

Preston preview: Dreaming of the top flight since 1961

After winning a match, it's usually customary to stick with the same XI and that will be a consideration for Preston manager, Ryan Lowe for this one. However, when one of your substitutes, Milutin Osmajic, comes on and scores three goals it's hard to keep him on the bench for the next match.

Predicted lineup: Woodman (GK), Storey, Lindsay, Cunningham, Hughes, McCann, Holmes, Brady, Frokjaer-Jensen, Keane, Osmajic

England Championship 09/04/24

W

Huddersfield

Huddersfield

1

Preston

Preston

4

England Championship 06/04/24

D

Watford

Watford

0

Preston

Preston

0

England Championship 01/04/24

L

Birmingham

Birmingham

1

Preston

Preston

0

England Championship 29/03/24

W

Rotherham

Rotherham

0

Preston

Preston

3

England Championship 16/03/24

W

Plymouth

Plymouth

0

Preston

Preston

1

Norwich preview: Will experience prove to be the key?

Norwich manager David Wagner has a few decisions to make after his side surrendered a 2-0 lead late on against Sheffield Wednesday on Tuesday night. Jonathan Rowe could make his long-awaited return from injury after being missing since January.

Predicted lineup: Gunn (GK), Stacey, Batth, Gibson, McCallum, McLean, Nunez, Rowe, Barnes, Sainz, Sargent

England Championship 09/04/24

D

Sheff Wed

Sheff Wed

2

Norwich

Norwich

2

England Championship 06/04/24

W

Ipswich

Ipswich

0

Norwich

Norwich

1

England Championship 01/04/24

L

Leicester

Leicester

3

Norwich

Norwich

1

England Championship 29/03/24

W

Plymouth

Plymouth

1

Norwich

Norwich

2

England Championship 16/03/24

W

Stoke

Stoke

0

Norwich

Norwich

3

Player to watch: Milutin Osmajic

Milutin Osmajic
Photo by Icon Sport

Milutin Osmajic has had to settle for a role off the bench for the majority of the season at Preston but he finally showed the Preston faithful what he is capable of last time out

Hat-trick hero to strike again?

Omajic's three goals against Huddersfield were invaluable in that they earned Preston a much-needed three points in the race for the playoffs. The Montenegran's form could be key with main striker, Will Keane, misfiring of late.


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