For our Watford vs. Preston prediction, we're going for a 1-0 win for the home side.
Watford continue their play-off push as they welcome Preston North End to Vicarage Road this weekend in the Championship.
Watford currently sit 8th in the Championship with thirteen wins, eleven draws and ten losses from thirty-four games this season.
The Hornets have had a largely disappointing campaign having failed to make a significant mark on a league many expected them to gain automatic promotion from.
Instead, they've spent most of the campaign attempting to return to the top six after falling out before Christmas and they enter this game amidst a typically mediocre run of form having won one, drawn three and lost one of their last five league matches.
Their most recent game saw them fall to a 1-0 defeat away at 2nd place Sheffield United.
Watford's home form has been solid but unremarkable of late having won two, drawn two and lost one of their last five matches on home soil.
The Hornets currently find themselves four points off the play-off spots and know they need to become much more consistent if they are to be considered serious contenders for the third promotion spot. Good home form is a must in a promotion race and home games against Preston, at this stage, cannot be lost.
Preston North End currently sit 12th in the Championship with twelve wins, ten draws and twelve losses from thirty-four games this season.
PNE have had a solid but forgettable campaign in the Championship having spent the majority of it in and around mid-table while only mildly threatening to make a run for the play-offs at points.
They enter this game amidst a mediocre run of form having won one, drawn three and lost one of their last five matches, the most recent of which was a 0-0 draw against Coventry City.
Their away form is slightly more encouraging, though, having won two, drawn one and lost one of their last four games on the road.
These two sides drew 0-0 when they met in the league back in August and considering how prone to draws Preston are a share of the spoils does not feel unlikely here.
Preston will almost certainly finish harmlessly in mid-table but a strong finish to the league season could help them hugely next season as they will attempt to build in the summer. An away game at Watford is not an easy fixture but their opponents are hardly impervious so they've no reason to be fearful.
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