Preston welcome Coventry City to Deepdale for a big game for both teams this weekend. Each side sits in a different half of the Championship and need a win to get them closer to either the Play-offs or further away from the relegation zone.
Preston currently sit ninth in the Championship after 14 games. With six wins, four draws and four losses, leaving Preston on 22 points, just one point off of the last Play-off spot.
In their last five games in all competitions Preston have two draws and three losses. A brace from Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall and a goal from Kelechi Iheanacho gave Leicester the 3 - 0 win over Preston who could only register one shot on target and just 23% of the possession. It was another miserable day out for Preston the next time out against Ipswich. Conor Chaplin opened the scoring for Ipswich in the first half but Mads Frokjae-Jensen immediately equalised for Preston. However, Ipswich went into halftime with a 3 - 1 lead thanks to Brandon William and Nathan Broadhead. Ben Whiteman grabbed a second goal for Preston but another goal from Kayden Jackson gave Ipswich the 4 - 2 win.
Frokjaer-Jensen was on the scoresheet again for Preston, this time in the third minute against Millwall. Zian Flemming equalised within the first half, and despite another 45 minutes of play, the game finished 1 - 1. Kyle Walker-Peters opened the scoring for Southampton to give The Saints the lead going into halftime. Milutin Osmajic and Brad Potts scored within minutes of each other to give Preston the 2 - 1 lead, however an own goal from Ched Evans in the 96th minute handed Southampton the 2 - 2 draw.
The last time out for Preston was against Hull City. Jaden Philogene scored the only goal of the game in the 68th minute to give Hull the 1 - 0 win.
Coventry, on the other hand, currently sit 20th. In 14 games, Coventry have three wins, six draws and five losses, leaving them on 15 points, just six points above the relegation zone.
In their last five games in all competitions Coventry have one win, one draw and three losses. The one win came against Blackburn Rovers in early October. Haji Wright left it late to score, grabbing the only goal of the game in the 85th minute to give Coventry the 1 - 0 win. Jonathan Rowe opened the scoring in the first half for Norwich. However, Coventry only drew level with an own goal from Ben Gibson in the 88th minute as the game finished 1 - 1.
The trip to Bristol City ended in a 1 - 0 win for The Robins with the only goal of the game coming from Robert Dickie, with Coventry only managing one shot on target. Coventry were once again on the losing side against a struggling Rotherham. Lee Peltier and Oliver Rathbone both scored in the 2 - 0 win for Rotherham despite having only 33% of the possession.
The most recent outing for Coventry was against West Brom on Monday. Grady Diangana and Brandon Thomas-Asante both scored in the 2 - 0 win for West Brom.
Preston and Coventry have met just 46 times in their histories, with the first meeting coming back in 1910. Coventry have just ten wins in the fixture in comparison to Preston’s 20 wins, with the other 16 games ending in a draw.