Blackpool vs Preston North End: EFL Championship Live Stream, Form Guide, Head to Head, Schedule, Fixture and Probable Lineups

The hosts are heading into the match on the back of a 3-1 defeat to Hull city on Wednesday, while Preston secured a narrow 1-0 win over Huddersfield Town, a day earlier.

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By Sreejith C R | Oct 21, 2022 | 3 Min Read follow icon Follow Us


Blackpool will host Preston North End in an EFL championship fixture at Bloomfield Road on Saturday afternoon. The hosts are heading into the match on the back of a 3-1 defeat to Hull city on Wednesday, while Preston secured a narrow 1-0 win over Huddersfield Town, a day earlier. The victory helped the visitors to eighth position in the standings, having collected 22 points from 16 games. Blackpool, meanwhile, who have a game in hand, are languishing at the 21st spot, with just 16 points to their name, just two clear of the relegation zone.

Blackpool and fellow strugglers Hull city were involved in a lacklustre performance in the mid-week. The hosts managed to register just one shot on goal in the entire match and their lone goal came from that, through Kenny Dougall. Prior to that, Michael Appleton’s side played out a thrilling 3-3 draw against Sheffield United courtesy of Jerry Yates’ brace and one goal from Dougall. The Seasiders’ last win came against Watford (3-1) on October 8 through Gary Madine’s opener and Yates’ second half double. 

Preston, on the other hand, got the better of Huddersfield on Tuesday, courtesy of Greg Cunningham’s lone goal in the 50th minute. It was the Lilly Whites’ fifth league-win of the season and first one in their last three outings. Ryan Lowe’s men have the worst attack (9 goals scored) and the best defence (10 goals conceded) in the 2022-23 Championship season thus far. However, Preston’s defence have shown fatalities in recent times, having conceded six times in their last four matches. Meanwhile, Preston boasts the best away record in the second tier, having won four games on the road thus far. 

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Probable Lineups

Blackpool forward Shayne Lavery will not be available for Saturday’s game because of suspension, while the likes of Jordan Gabriel, Kevin Stewart, Keshi Anderson and Jake Beesley are sidelined with injuries. Yates, who has netted four times in the last three games, is likely to spearhead the attack, alongside Madine. As for Preston, Storey, Cunningham and Hughes are likely to feature in the back-three, with Potts and McCann occupying the flanks. Meanwhile striker Troy Parrott is occupying the medical room.  

Blackpool probable starting lineup: Maxwell, Connolly, Williams, Ekpiteta, Thompson, Patino, Bridcutt, corbeanu, Dougall, Yates, Madine

Preston North End probable starting lineup: Woodman, Storey, Cunningham, Hughes, Potts, Ledson, Whiteman, Fernandez, McCann, Woodburn, Jakobsen 

Form Guide


Hull City 1-3 (L)
Sheffield United3-3 (D)
Watford3-1 (W)
Sunderland 0-0 (D)
Norwich 0-1 (L)

Preston North End

OpponentsKey details
Huddersfield Town0-1 (W)
Stoke City0-2 (L)
Bristol City 2-1 (L)
Norwich City2-3 (W)
West Bromwich Albion1-0 (W)

Head to Head

Last 5 match results
Preston 1-0 Blackpool
Blackpool 2-0 Preston
Preston 1-0 Blackpool
Preston 0-0 Blackpool
Blackpool 1-1 Preston

Blackpool vs Preston North End Live Schedule and Fixture

The EFL Championship match between Blackpool and Preston North End will take place at Bloomfield Road on Saturday at 5:00 pm IST.

Blackpool vs Preston North EndKey details
DateOctober 22
VenueBloomfield Road
Kickoff time in UK12:30 pm
Kickoff time in India5:00 pm

Where to watch Blackpool vs Preston North End?

For the football fans in the UK, the live coverage of the match will be available on TalkSport 2 Radio UK.  



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