Preston v Swindon predictions and weekend football betting tips for the League One play-off final.
The League One play off final preparations may have been hampered for fans and their travel plans to get to the iconic stadium, but Preston v Swindon should be an entertaining affair and we have free football tips for today.
Swindon play some of the best football in the division and their attack minded philosophy was outlined in the outlandish 5-5 draw with Sheffield United in the 2nd leg of the play off semi-final. They have a terrific young squad who play football on the ground and look to pass their way out of the division. There may be vultures circling for some of their better performers, but one way of tying the players down would be guaranteeing Championship football next season.
There’s no doubt that if Swindon were to stay in League One, Mark Cooper could once again use the loan market to his advantage and cherry pick some of the best youngsters around, but it may be a rebuilding task he wouldn’t envy.
Preston have been in the news for the wrong reasons in the past few weeks, but there much covered poor play-off record has been touted around. A lot has been made of the nine times play-off losers, but this time they have a manager who has an extremely creditable record of bringing teams into the Championship and these two factors should surely cancel each other out.
The one worry for Preston backers is how nervous they looked against Colchester on the final day of the regulation season when they knew there was plenty riding on the game and they gifted automatic promotion to MK Dons as a result.
Neither side would be out of place in the Championship next season and would add plenty of decent players to the division should they make it there.
It’s an extremely close call for our Preston v Swindon predictions and the betting odds reflect that. But, my worry is about Swindon’s defence who conceded five to Sheffield United, a side who weren’t synonymous with free scoring exploits prior to last week. Alternatively, the Lancashire side have plenty of goalscorers and firepower and probably will prevail. There’s also the added incentive to overtake their local rivals Blackpool who are heading in the opposite direction.
Our tipsters’ first Preston v Swindon prediction today is for Preston to win in the 90 minutes, the best odds are 6/5 at Ladbrokes.
It’s hard to believe the price on over 2.5 goals in this game. There will surely be plenty of goal mouth action and we are snapping up the odds for our next League One play-off final betting tip. Swindon don’t do sitting back and soaking up pressure, they attack in great swathes and Preston also have goals in them too. I’d say that there will be over three goals in this one.
The next Preston v Swindon betting tip for the League One play-off final today is over 2.5 goals at 21/20 with Bet365.
Jermaine Beckford has found out that he will released by Bolton this week and it can’t be ideal preparation for the former Everton and Leeds striker. However, it could be cause to inspire him to put himself in the shop window and earn a contract elsewhere. It could be with the Lilywhites, but many clubs will be watching his performance carefully. He could find the net in the 90 minutes.
The third and final Preston v Swindon prediction is for Jermaine Beckford to score anytime, the best odds are 9/5 at Bet Victor.
Preston to win – 6/5 at Ladbrokes (signup bet £25 > get £25 free).
Over 2.5 goals – 21/20 at Bet365 (signup get a £200 bonus).
Jermaine Beckford to score anytime – 9/5 with Bet Victor (signup bet £25 > get £25 free).
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