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How Preston's opening day record compares to Blackburn, Cardiff, and Coventry

It’s been a long wait, but Preston North End’s 2021/22 Championship campaign is finally set to get underway this weekend.

Thursday, 5th August 2021, 1:52 pm

Frankie McAvoy’s men come up against recently-promoted Hull City on Saturday afternoon, and will be aiming to get their campaign off to a positive start with a win.

Last season, North End were edged out by Swansea City in a 1-0 defeat in the opening match of the campaign, but how are they likely to get on this time around?

The boffins at Bookmakers.tv have been flicking back through the history books to see how every Championship club have fared on their 10 most recent opening day outings, and we’ve compiled a league table showcasing the results.

Will it be a positive return to action in the second tier for McAvoy’s side, or will it be disappointment at the first hurdle?

Click and scroll through the pages below to read our countdown of all the standings...

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