Lineups

Preston North End

( 4-4-2 )

  • 1. D. Rudd

  • 23. P. Huntington

  • 6. B. Davies

  • 2. D. Fisher

  • 3. J. Earl Yellow Card

    67'
  • 16. A. Hughes Yellow Card

  • 8. A. Browne

    55'
  • 12. P. Gallagher

    61'
  • 11. D. Johnson Goal

  • 29. T. Barkhuizen

  • 24. S. Maguire Goal Yellow Card

Substitutes

  • 25. C. Ripley

  • 14. J. Storey

  • 15. J. Rafferty

  • 7. T. Bayliss

  • 18. R. Ledson

    61'
  • 44. B. Potts

    55'
  • 10. J. Harrop

  • 19. E. Riis

    67'
  • 20. J. Stockley

England - Championship

31' A. Hughes 31' Yellow Card 31'  A. Hughes 63' J. Earl 63' Yellow Card 63'  J. Earl 89' S. Maguire 89' Yellow Card 89'  S. Maguire 18' D. Johnson 18' Goal 18'   Johnson D. Johnson 53' S. Maguire 53' Goal 53'   Maguire S. Maguire
Preston North End

Preston North End

2 - 0

Coventry City

Coventry City

  • 18
    1 - 0
  • HT
    1 - 0
  • 53
    2 - 0
  • Date: 29/12/2020
  • Time: 19:45
  • Venue: Deepdale
  • Referee: Keith Stroud
Preston North End v Coventry City - Preview

Date published: 12/28/2020 7:34:04 PM

Preston North End v Coventry City - Preview

Scott Sinclair a doubt as Preston prepare to host Coventry

Preston’s leading scorer Scott Sinclair is a major doubt for their game against Coventry.

The seven-goal attacker pulled up while chasing the ball during the Boxing Day win at Derby and immediately grabbed the back of his right leg, suggesting a possible hamstring injury.

Brad Potts has been nearing a return but was not ready at Pride Park, while Ben Pearson (ankle), Billy Bodin and Louis Moult (both knee) are all expected to remain out.

Patrick Bauer (Achilles) is a long-term absentee for the Lilywhites, who are looking to win three successive Sky Bet Championship matches for the first time since November 2019.

Coventry will check on the fitness of Gervane Kastaneer, but Tyler Walker is set for a spell on the sidelines.

Kastaneer missed the goalless draw with Stoke due to a muscle problem and he will be monitored. Fellow forward Walker will be absent for around six weeks after sustaining a calf strain against Sheffield Wednesday recently.

Matty Godden and Gustavo Hamer returned on Boxing Day as Sky Blues boss Mark Robins made two changes to his starting line-up, and both could keep their places in the team at Deepdale.

Defender Michael Rose (groin) and goalkeeper Marko Marosi (cheek) remain out.

 

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Match Information

  • Championship
  • Round 22
  • Deepdale
  • Keith Stroud
  • 29 Dec, 19:45

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Lineups

Preston North End
(4-4-2)
Coventry City
(4-4-2)
  • 1. D. Rudd

  • 23. P. Huntington

  • 6. B. Davies

  • 2. D. Fisher

  • 3. J. Earl Yellow Card

    67'
  • 16. A. Hughes Yellow Card

  • 8. A. Browne

    55'
  • 12. P. Gallagher

    61'
  • 11. D. Johnson Goal

  • 29. T. Barkhuizen

  • 24. S. Maguire Goal Yellow Card

Substitutes

  • 25. C. Ripley

  • 14. J. Storey

  • 15. J. Rafferty

  • 7. T. Bayliss

  • 18. R. Ledson

    61'
  • 44. B. Potts

    55'
  • 10. J. Harrop

  • 19. E. Riis

    67'
  • 20. J. Stockley

  • 13. B. Wilson

  • 15. D. Hyam

  • 5. K. McFadzean

  • 2. L. Oestigaard

  • 23. F. Dabo

  • 11. C. O'Hare

    59'
  • 18. R. Giles

    69'
  • 38. G. Hamer

  • 14. B. Sheaf

    59'
  • 8. J. Allen

    70'
  • 24. M. Godden

Substitutes

  • 22. L. Camp

  • 21. S. McCallum

    69'
  • 29. J. Da Costa

  • 16. J. Pask

  • 26. J. Shipley

    59'
  • 17. M. Hilßner

  • 9. M. Biamou

    59'
  • 20. A. Bakayoko

  • 41. W. Bapaga

    70'

 

       

         

         

         

         

         

Simulation

Coventry City vs Preston North End

There is a 34.6% chance of a draw.
In simulations where the game is not a draw Coventry City, at 37.1%, are solid favorites to beat Preston North End who have a 28.3% chance at home.
Overall, the average simulation score is Coventry City 0.9 to Preston North End 0.8.
In simulation wins, Preston North End upsets Coventry City by averaging 5.8 shots and 2.9 shots on goal.
They average 1.7 goals in simulated victories vs just 0.3 in simulation losses.

Preston North End v Coventry City

    Preston North End 2 - 0 Coventry City - Match Report

    Date published: 12/30/2020 9:13:18 AM

    Preston North End 2 - 0 Coventry City - Match Report

    Daniel Johnson and Sean Maguire on target as Preston see off Coventry

    Daniel Johnson and Sean Maguire were on target as Preston claimed a 2-0 Championship victory to extend their winning league run to three matches in their last fixture of the year against Coventry.

    The Sky Blues, without a win at Deepdale since the turn of the century, entered the empty old stadium on one of the coldest nights of the year.

    Not since 2013 had Coventry beaten Preston home or away and they started badly in their bid to address the record.

    Tom Barkhuizen had a golden opportunity to find an oncoming colleague in the opening minutes but failed to execute.

    It was no surprise that it was Johnson that opened the scoring, burying a close-range effort.

    Barkhuizen robbed a dawdling Ben Sheaf in the penalty area and squared the ball to Johnson, who made no mistake with some work still to do.

    Gustavo Hamer could have equalised moments later but he side-footed his shot from around the penalty spot straight at Declan Rudd.

    Diminutive midfielder Hamer looked the most likely to either score or create something for the visitors. Stocky, and slippery on the ball, his knack of getting away from close markers created space for team-mates around him.

    That his influence waned as the game progressed was potentially a reason for Coventry’s blank.

    But they started the second half with intent. Rudd had to be sharp to tip away a dangerous cross from Fankaty Dabo. Callum O’Hare then headed over from Ryan Giles’ cross.

    But it was Preston who extended their lead as Paul Gallagher’s free-kick from the right caused chaos in the City six-yard box.

    After a few seconds of blocked shots, blocked clearances and an old-fashioned goalmouth scramble, Maguire’s toe-poke proved decisive.

    The home side, who had won three of their last five at home, without ever looking unstoppable or expansive were efficiently getting the job done.

    The Sky Blues exerted pressure in the last quarter-of-an-hour, winning several corners but with only a Leo Ostigard header over the crossbar to show for them.

    Down the wings was the second-half plan for Coventry.

    Dabo and substitute Sam McCallum whipped balls in at every opportunity but each one was dealt with by the sturdy Preston defence marshalled by the impressive Rudd.

    Hamer tested Rudd again from range and the big stopper parried well protecting his team’s clean sheet.

    But ultimately Coventry will rue not creating enough clear-cut chances and allowing Preston to profit from their mistakes.

    On a night where temperatures dipped below freezing, it was Preston who left their fans at home with a warm feeling as they earned maximum points.

    Lineups

    Coventry City

    ( 4-4-2 )

    • 13. B. Wilson

    • 15. D. Hyam

    • 5. K. McFadzean

    • 2. L. Oestigaard

    • 23. F. Dabo

    • 11. C. O'Hare

      59'
    • 18. R. Giles

      69'
    • 38. G. Hamer

    • 14. B. Sheaf

      59'
    • 8. J. Allen

      70'
    • 24. M. Godden

    Substitutes

    • 22. L. Camp

    • 21. S. McCallum

      69'
    • 29. J. Da Costa

    • 16. J. Pask

    • 26. J. Shipley

      59'
    • 17. M. Hilßner

    • 9. M. Biamou

      59'
    • 20. A. Bakayoko

    • 41. W. Bapaga

      70'