bottom-dwellers preston hoping to turn season around

12:00    06 Oct 2018

Preston North End's Andrew Hughes celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game
Preston will be hoping to move off the bottom of the English Championship table when they host Wigan in a league match on Saturday afternoon.

The match is scheduled to get underway at 16h00 (CAT).

Preston's future in the Championship already looks bleak as they stare down the barrel of ten league games without a win and just six points accrued from 11 games (W1, D3, L7).

After knocking Leeds out of the Carabao Cup in August (their last win), Preston have scored in six of their subsequent seven games with all seven seeing +2.5 goals. In fact, Preston haven't seen a -1.5 game since their two 1-0 Championship openers.

Wigan meanwhile look competitive and have kept up with the Championship pace, scrapping to ninth-place, on par with the three teams above (W5, D2, L4). They only have one away victory though (W1, D0, L4), failing to score in their last three road trips.

Indeed after Wigan’s first three league games saw plenty of goals and both sides score, seven of their last eight subsequent games have seen just one side score and four 1-0 results.

‘The Lilywhites' (PRE) hold a slight edge over ‘the Latics’ (WIG) in the H2H since 1980, winning 17 times, drawing 14 and and losing 14.

You can watch the match live on Fox Sports 1 from 15h55 (CAT) on Saturday.
 

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