‘So good’ - Preston North End vs Birmingham City score prediction issued by Sky Sports

Preston North End’s Andrew Hughes celebrates. (Image: CameraSport/Dave Howarth) Preston North End’s Andrew Hughes celebrates. (Image: CameraSport/Dave Howarth)
Preston North End’s Andrew Hughes celebrates. (Image: CameraSport/Dave Howarth) | CameraSport - Dave Howarth
Preston North End vs Birmingham City is under the Sky Sports spotlight - and so what is the predicted outcome?

Preston North End are ‘riding high’ and it is ‘good to see’ admits Sky Sports presenter and former Nottingham Forest midfielder David Prutton.

The Lilywhites are top of the Championship and are one the only club left in the division that have yet to taste defeat after six games. Ryan Lowe’s men face Birmingham City, who this summer brought in NFL legend Tom Brady to their board.

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John Eustace’s side lost for the first time on Saturday, conceding two goals in stoppage time to Watford, and now the men from the Midlands want to get back to winning ways.

Preston’s early start has not gone amiss and as a result of their early season form they feature on Sky Sports Arena for the United Kingdom’s general football public to watch. Coverage begins at 7.40 pm, and there will be pre-match talk from the Sky Sports studios.

David Prutton who leads Sky’s coverage of the EFL is well positioned to comment on English football affairs with more than 500 appearances in the professional game. Last week, he spoke highly of Preston’s start to the campaign, and has cast his prediction as to how tonight’s clash will play out.

“Five wins on the bounce and Preston are still top of the league,” said David Prutton in his Sky Sports column in which he issues his Championship predictions.

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“Ryan Lowe saw off his old club Plymouth on Saturday, and they are just riding high. Even at this early stage, it is so good to see.

“It was a first defeat of the season for Birmingham at the weekend. To lose it so late in the day would have been heartbreaking for the Blues. But with the form Preston are in I think there could be more of that in store at Deepdale.

Verdict: Ex-Leeds United, Southampton and Sheffield Wednesday midfielder David Prutton predicts a 2-1 win for Preston North End against Birmingham City.

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