Southampton vs Preston North End: prediction for the EFL Championship Week 36
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Southampton vs Preston North End: prediction for the EFL Championship Week 36

A match, which might end up as a prequel to the playoffs later in spring!

After a thrilling victory in Birmingham last week, Southampton will try to regroup for Preston North End’s visit to St.Mary’s Stadium. Week 36 match will begin on Wednesday, March 6, at 8:45pm CET.

Southampton

After being relegated from the Premier League after 12 years in the top flight, Southampton looked for a top-2 finish, before a dreadful stint in February dropped them to fourth place in the standings.

A thrilling victory at Birmingham City, where the Saints scored the game winner 96 minutes into the match, got them back into five points away from the second and with 11 games to play, everything is still on the table.

Preston North End

The first ever champions of the English football league, Preston North End have not been back to the Premier League for 63 years. Getting back to the Championship in 2015 was a first step, but now might come the second one.

13 points in February and a draw with Hull City last week vaulted Preston to eighth place, only three points away from the coveted spot in top-6, as the Lilywhites are looking for a successful road trip to Southampton next.

Prediction ⚽️

A barnburner in the first round, where the Saints have barely survived thanks to another 96 minute goal, might be in the cards again, as neither team looks to park the bus near their goal post.

Preston North End has not lost in the league since January 1, so while the home team is a favorite, we will side with the visitors to cover the (+1) spread for 2.27 odds 🔥.