Pundit tips Preston North End for SHOCK defeat against relegation candidates this weekend

The 2019/20 Championship campaign returns from its three-month hiatus this weekend, with a full programme of second tier football set to take place behind-closed-doors.

Friday, 19th June 2020, 10:30 am
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Preston North End mark their return to action with a trip to take on Luton Town at Kenilworth Road, and will be eager to secure a win to aid their push for the end-of-season play-offs.

Writing his weekly predictions piece for Sky Sports, pundit David Prutton has backed the Hatters to pull off a shock 1-0 win at odds of 10/1.

Justifying his choice, the former Sheffield Wednesday and Leeds United player wrote: "A new manager is in at Luton. Well, he's actually an old one! Nathan Jones will take charge of the Hatters again, having replaced the departed Graeme Jones last month. He has a big job on his hands trying to keep them up, too.

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"The suspension may have come at a good time for Preston, who had suffered three defeats on the bounce. Their squad may look a little fresher, too. That being said, I will back the new/old Jones to return with a win."

The last time the two sides met back in December, the Lilywhites ran out 2-1 winners in their first encounter for 13 years, with substitute Jayden Stockley's late goal earning Alex Neil's side the three points.

Elsewhere, Prutton has backed wins this weekend for the likes of Leeds United, West Bromwich Albion, and Hull City.