Preston North End vs West Bromwich Albion Preview – Championship

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

Preston North End face West Bromwich Albion in this Championship clash.

When is the match, and kick off time?

The match is on Saturday 29th September 2018, and kicks off at 3:00pm UK time. The venue for the match is Deepdale (Preston).


It would be wise for West Bromwich Albion to play intricately and avoid taking too many shooting chances at range, as Preston North End have an excellent record of defending those chances. Preston North End won't be able to rely on their individual players in this game, as West Bromwich Albion have been good at managing these threats in previous games. West Bromwich Albion may try to create their chances at close range, as Preston North End have shown great skill at stopping chances long range chances. Set pieces should be interesting in this game, as West Bromwich Albion's strong attacking may be countered by Preston North End's strong defence. West Bromwich Albion will need to be defensively alert, as Preston North End will continue their tactical usage of attacking through balls.

Current form

Preston North End are in average form having had mixed results from their previous 5 fixtures, and will be looking to improve this time around. Meanwhile, West Bromwich Albion are in average form having had mixed results from their previous 5 fixtures, and will be looking to improve this time around. In their last game, they lost by 1 goal against Aston Villa.


Preston North End West Bromwich Albion
Forwards Jayden Stockley, Lukas Nmecha, Sean Maguire, Callum Robinson, Paul Gallagher, Louis Moult, Josh Ginnelly, Jake Baxter, Ethan Walker. Jay Rodriguez, Jonathan Leko, Morgan Rogers.
Midfielders Brad Potts, Ryan Ledson, Jordan Storey, Daniel Johnson, Tom Barkhuizen, Alan Browne, Ben Pearson, Alex Neil, Joshua Harrop, Billy Bodin, Adam O'Reilly, Brandon Barker. Jake Livermore, Stefan Johansen, Wes Hoolahan, James Morrison, Kyle Edwards, Jacob Murphy, Chris Brunt, Sam Field, Matt Phillips, Hal Robson-Kanu, Gareth Barry, Oliver Burke, Rayhaan Tulloch, Rekeem Harper, Jefferson Montero.
Defenders Joe Rafferty, Andrew Hughes, Darnell Fisher, Paul Huntington, Ben Davies, Joshua Earl, Tom Clarke, Clive Smith. Ahmed Hegazy, Conor Townsend, Kyle Howkins, Mason Holgate, Tosin Adarabioyo, Kyle Bartley, Craig Dawson, Kieran Gibbs, Tyrone Mears.
Goalkeepers Michael Crowe, Connor Ripley, Declan Rudd, Steven James. Sam Johnstone, Jonathan Bond, Boaz Myhill, Alex Palmer.
Staff Slaven Bilić.