FootyMAD's Preston North End match preview

Last updated : 09 March 2009 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Preston North End v Ipswich Town fixture

Ipswich Town face a trip to Preston North End at Deepdale on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 12 games played, Tractor Boys have recorded 2 wins, and Preston N.E. have come away with 5 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in April 2008, where the two teams cancelled each other out in an enthralling 2 - 2 draw in a Championship match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Sat 09 AugIpswich Town1 - 2Preston N.E.CHMP
2007/2008Sat 26 AprPreston N.E.2 - 2Ipswich TownCHMP
2007/2008Sat 06 OctIpswich Town2 - 1Preston N.E.CHMP
2006/2007Tue 13 MarPreston N.E.1 - 0Ipswich TownCHMP
2006/2007Tue 17 OctIpswich Town2 - 3Preston N.E.CHMP
2005/2006Tue 14 MarPreston N.E.3 - 1Ipswich TownCHMP
2005/2006Mon 29 AugIpswich Town0 - 4Preston N.E.CHMP

Recent respective form guides

Preston North End have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 6 to 4.

The Tractor Boys have had a decent run of form away from home recently, picking up four victories from the last six. The Tractor Boys's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 11 goals for and 9 against.

Preston N.E.'s total of 53 points from their 34 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Coca-Cola Championship. Ipswich Town's 50 points from 34 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Preston N.E.6132486
Ipswich Town63218711

FootyMad's prediction ...

Tractor Boys's decent recent efforts out on the road should see them narrowly take the spoils from the match with Preston N.E., believes the FootyMad team. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Preston N.E.Unbeaten in the last 4 home games.
Ipswich Town7 games since last away draw.
4 games since last defeat.