After contrasting campaigns for both teams last season, Preston look to kick off their season with a win against Chesterfield in their first meeting since 2000.
And at 31/20, Preston look a good bet to finally register three points in their push to be promoted out of League One, with Chesterfield priced slightly worse off at 8/5, and a draw at 21/10
Preston haven’t started magnificently in their efforts for an immediate return to the Championship, sitting on only one point. More worrying is that they have conceded five goals so far, the joint worst in the league, and all have come in the second half. And a second-half capitulation from Preston winning at the interval to a Chesterfield win at full-time is rated as a 22/1 shot.
But what they do have in their ranks is striker Neil Mellor, who scored 13 goals at this level last season, and has already scored once for Preston this campaign.
Chesterfield, on the other hand, are sorely missing last year’s top scorer Craig Davies, having only found the back of the net once this season, and haven’t recruited another goal scorer to their ranks. They have been more solid at the back than Preston, but they have conceded in both games so far this term. Also on one point, the Spireites will be looking to improve if they are to stay in League One.
So far this season Preston have been involved in games with plenty of goals, so a bet on both sides scoring at 31/50 would be a good punt. However, a more attractive proposition would be the exact score of 2-1 going the way of Preston at 20/1, and with a £25 free bet available to new customers who register with bwin, using it on this scoreline would return £525 if successful.
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