City travel to Lancashire to take on Preston North End as the Sky Blues look to secure their first ever league win at Deepdale…Coventry City take on Preston North End at Deepdale in a SkyBet League One clash and the head to head record indicates that it could be a tight contest between the two sides.
The Sky Blues have won ten of the previous 39 contests. The Lilywhites have the better record, winning 15, with 14 draws, the last of which coming in January 2014, when a sensational last minute strike from Franck Moussa rescued a point for City.
Despite the close record, Preston have a phenomenal home record at Deepdale, both this season and in the all time head to head record against City.
Currently sitting fourth in League One, eight points off an automatic promotion spot, the Lilywhites have scored in every home league game this season, losing just one to Bradford City.
Overall Preston have lost two of their 19 home games against City and the Sky Blues have never won at Deepdale in the league. Their last victory came in 2000, a 3-1 win in the League Cup.
The last game between the two teams was in September. Preston won 2-0 at the Ricoh Arena thanks to goals from Tom Clarke and Joe Garner from the penalty spot.
it is interesting to note that there has only been one 0-0 scoreline in the last 31 meetings and both teams have scored in this game in ten out of the last 11 occasions!