Preston North End are looking to continue their excellent start to the EFL Championship season as they face Plymouth Argyle at Deepdale this weekend.
Preston North End currently sit top of the EFL Championship with four wins and one draw from their first five games of the campaign.
Preston started with a 1-1 draw with Bristol City before registering successive wins against Sunderland, 2-1, Sheffield Wednesday, 1-0, Swansea City, 2-1, and Stoke City, 2-0.
PNE have shocked the entire league with their start to the season with almost nobody predicting they would be top of the league even at this early stage of proceedings.
Their most recent win away at Stoke was an impressive one given many people fancy The Potters as a play-off contender this year, with a brace from Will Keane enough to seal a very valuable three points.
The question of whether or not this is sustainable for Preston is a pertinent one, and the fact they currently have the lowest expected goals rate in the entire league, currently 0.78 xG per game, would suggest it is likely not.
Still, though, their expected goals against rate of 1.11 xGA per game would suggest they're one of the better defensive sides in the league so that's still a foundation from which they can build.
The likelihood is that Preston are around where they were last season but so far things have fallen their way that did not last time out and barring anything unlikely they'll be a strong side that ultimately come up short in the race for top six.
Nevertheless they're going to be very tough to beat for most sides and they could continue their unbeaten run here.
Plymouth Argyle currently sit 10th in the EFL Championship with two wins, one draw and two losses from their first five games of the season.
Wins over Huddersfield Town, 3-1, and Blackburn Rovers, 3-0, came either side of a 0-0 draw with Watford and 2-1 losses against Southampton and Birmingham City in a start most fans will be very pleased with.
Their most recent game was the 3-0 win over Blackburn Rovers and while the scoreline and result was not an accurate reflection of the game, Blackburn were the better team and with better finishing likely would have won, the result was an excellent one for Argyle.
They've taken to life in the Championship very well and do not look like a side in danger of going down, and if they can take three points here then the mood around the place will be booming.
For our Preston vs. Plymouth prediction, we're going for a 1-0 win for the home side.