Preston finally managed to record a positive result after a long period. They defeated Sheffield Wednesday away in a match where they didn’t dominate but were far more concrete in the chances they created.
The first part had no goals, with the second being far more attractive in football terms. Guests took the lead first in the 58th minute over Murphy and kept it for the next twenty minutes when goalscoring series of the guests started. Sinclair scored an equalizer and Stockley gave his team the lead in the 87th minute. The final result of this match was set in an injury-time over Potts, for a long-awaited victory of the guests.
Preston occupies the eight position in the Championship, with only three points behind playoff placed Cardiff. They still have a nice chance to get more seriously involved in that playoff race.
Defender Huntington (9/0) is suspended, while forward Moult (2/1) remains out injured without much of influence anyway.
Nottingham, on the contrary to their opponents in this one, suffered a very tight home loss against Fulham last Tuesday evening. The only goal in this match was seen at the very end of the first part, more precisely in an added time, when Arter brought his team the lead.
The second part had its moments of excitement, there were a few nice opportunities, but with no luck of scoring one for both teams.
With this defeat, Nottingham is positioned at the fifth place, with playoff ticket in their hands, but the season is still active and caution is needed as several non-playoff teams can get involved in the race.
Midfielder Semedo should be back into the team, with the visitors not making lots of changes this time.
There should be no clean sheets
With both teams not yet finished with all they have to say in this season, I expect both of them to try to take all three points. There is not a strong favorite in here, both of them have the capabilities to threaten each other in this clash and, in my opinion, that is the most realistic scenario in this match.