Preston (@23.0) vs Man City (@1.11)
25-09-2019

Our Prediction:

Man City will win

Preston – Man City Match Prediction | 25-09-2019 14:45

All they were missing last term was a few more results on their travels. Their home form has continued to be fantastic so far, but will it be enough to trouble Man City? If they can keep that up, then a promotion push could be on. This weekend brought a 1-0 win for them at Birmingham, a result which helps to straighten up their struggles on the road. Preston are up to third in the Championship following their strong start to the campaign.

Without those two at the back, Pep Guardiola will need either youth or versatility to solve their defensive issues. With City distracted, they could easily grab a goal at home this week. This season Preston have scored 12 goals in five home games, while they are looking strong going forward across the board. Given the likelihood of a rotated side from City, we expect the visitors to struggle at the back.

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Tom Clarke played for England U18 and U19 teams and he scored one goal for the national team at international youth level. Tom is Nathan Clarkes brother and his main position is centre back. On 5 August, 2013 Clarke scored the winner for Preston against Blackpool and it has to be noted that it was his only second appearance for the club. However, the Preston footballer is capable of playing as both left and right back as well.

This will be their first competitive match since 2007 between these two clubs. I looked at their recent performances and their styles of play. I expect an easy win here, with a barrage of goals. Therefore, I had to focus on some other factors when I was crafting my selection. Manchester City is a much better club, and it would be a disaster if they dont advance to the next round here.

Can Alex Neils side show their promotion ambitions by testing the champions? Next, the Carabao Cup holders are defending their trophy against a Preston side who have made an early push for a top-flight place. That result came days after a classy 3-0 win at Shakhtar Donetsk, which was an impressive way to get their Champions League campaign up and running. Manchester City responded to their loss at Norwich in emphatic style on Saturday, thumping Watford 8-0 at the Etihad.

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In this case, however, it is predicted no such upset will occur. Whilst the scoreline may not be as one-sided, it is predicted Manchester City will overcome their opponents and will advance to the Carabao Cup Fourth Round. Preston North End defeated Birmingham over the weekend in what was a tight affair, but Manchester City scored eight goals against Watford. The Carabao Cup has been known for upsets, as it allows lower league teams to compete against the EPL giants.

They will try to attack every trophy they play for. They have some injuries as Foden, Laporte, Sane and Stones will not play here. They will come to score some goals, get an easy win and boost their confidence a little. Last seasons Premier League champions will have the same ambitions this season. So it is going to be the same with this game. They make a lot of scoring chances in their games and I dont see how is Prestons defense going to block that.

In their last meeting in a competitive match the Citizens emerged triumphant (3-1). Gabriel Jesus is likely to be recalled to the starting line-up and we are positive that the Brazil international is going to make life difficult for the opposition defenders. The Lilywhites have been in a fine form in the English top flight of late, but Man City are likely to pose a much bigger threat for the hosts than their previous rivals.

The Citizens have been scoring goals for fun in all competitions this season and despite the fact that coach Pep Guardiola is likely to mix the squad against Preston, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the high-flying Premier League side. After crushing Watford 8-0 in their last league match, Manchester City will be looking to give fans yet another reason for celebration when they take on Preston in the League Cup last 32 on Tuesday evening.

The hosts have seen over three goals in their last three matches, while seven of their last eight Carabao Cup matches have seen four goals or more. This competition has tended to be high scoring for Preston here. Given how City are shaping up for this one, we are predicting goals. Over 3.5 goals in this clash is our tip, while we are backing City to pull off another big win, with a final score of 4-1 to the visitors our correct score pick.

After crushing Watford 8-0 in their last league match, Manchester City will be looking to give fans yet another reason for celebration when they take on Preston in the League Cup last 32 on Tuesday evening. The Citizens have been scoring goals for fun in all competitions this season and despite the fact that coach Pep Guardiola is likely to mix the squad against Preston, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the high-flying Premier League side.

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This season has started in a good fashion for them. Their best scorer is Daniel Johnson with 4 goals and 3 assists already. They are healthy at the moment, no injuries or suspensions are listed so far and everybody will be ready to play and make a potential surprise, which I dont see coming at the moment. They have already scored 13 goals in the league, which is almost two per game. They can score, but their defense isnt a tight one, so they have conceded 7 goals already. If we look at the tightness of the matches, we can see that this is a pretty good result. He will have to be on top of his game if they want to make a potential surprise.