Blackpool suffered an extremely disappointing defeat to fellow strugglers Hull City in the midweek fixtures with the Tigers leapfrogging them in the table after their much-needed 3-1 win. That leaves Blackpool with just one win in their last five games, sitting just one place above the relegation zone on 16 points in an extremely tight Championship table.
Michael Appleton’s side go into this one as favourites, however, even with Preston in much better form than the Tangerines. Bookies are pricing the home side as 6/4 to gain three points on Saturday.
Visitors Preston sit 9th at the table with three wins and two losses in their last five games, which indicates they might be going for games a little bit more after recording a number of 0-0 draws this season. Last time out they narrowly beat struggling Huddersfield Town 1-0, which was a much-needed victory after two defeats in a row to Stoke and Bristol City respectively.
Despite being in much better form than their opponents, Preston are slight outsiders for this clash with bookies pricing the away win at 7/4 in what should be a very close encounter.