Preston vs Burton Preview – Championship 2017/18

William Torphy is one of Fluentsport's England Championship experts covering most of the upcoming fixtures in the year.

Preston face Burton in this Championship 2017/18 clash.

When is the match, and kick off time?

The match is on Sunday 6th May 2018, and kicks off at 12:30pm UK time.


Burton may not be able to play their usual style of possession football, as Preston have shown a good ability to steal from the opposition. Preston will need to be creative with their attacking chances, as Burton are good at defending attacking through balls. Burton will hope that Preston attack wide so they can prevent danger with their superior defence on the wings. Preston's defence have been tactically astute recently, and are on a good run of avoiding defensive errors. Preston may be able to get some extra possession in this game with their ability to dispossess opponents.

Preston Vs Burton Prediction

Preston are the better of the two teams, and will be looking to dominate the game. This should result in a win for Preston. Burton will be looking to cause an upset, but they have a mountain to climb to do so. A bet of £10 would return £16.05 for a home win, £44.75 for a draw, and £69.00 for an away win.

This match is set to be a goal-fest and will be very entertaining to watch. Our prediction for this match is: Preston 3-0 Burton.


Preston Burton
Forwards Callum Robinson, Billy Bodin, Tom Barkhuizen, Louis Moult, Sean Maguire, Connor Simpson. Darren Bent, Liam Boyce, Marvin Sordell, Lucas Akins, Luke Varney.
Midfielders / Wingers Ben Pearson, Daniel Johnson, Alan Browne, Paul Gallagher, Josh Harrop, Daryl Horgan, John Welsh. Luke Murphy, Hope Akpan, Jacob Davenport, Tom Naylor, Jamie Allen, Martin Samuelsen, Lloyd Dyer, Will Miller, Joe Sbarra.
Defenders Greg Cunningham, Tom Clarke, Paul Huntington, Tommy Spurr, Josh Earl, Darnell Fisher, Calum Woods, Ben Davies. John Brayford, Kyle McFadzean, Ben Turner, Jake Buxton, Tom Flanagan, Damien McCrory, Shaun Barker, Tomas Egert.
Goalkeepers Declan Rudd, Chris Maxwell, Matthew Hudson, Callum Roberts. Stephen Bywater, Harry Campbell, Jack Livesey.