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Mansfield vs Preston Prediction, Odds and Betting Tips (10/08/21)

Preston might sit two leagues above Mansfield but can the League Two club sprint a surprise? Find out with our Mansfield vs Preston match preview here along with the predictions and free tips we mention along the way.

Mansfield vs Preston: Betting picks

Check out our match predictions for the big game.

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A surprise tie at 90 minutes

Okay, we kick off our predictions in a big way as we’re backing League Two Mansfield to hold Preston. It’s not just a romantic idea in our heads though; everything about this game lends itself to an upset. Mansfield have home advantage, the weather over the next few days is forecast to be terrible, which might hamper the playing surface, and it’s the lower league team that are in form. Preston haven’t won in five games and have just been tonked 4-1 at home on opening day. Mansfield by contrast have won five on the spin including a 2-1 win over Hull; that’s the same team that just turned Preston over. A draw is completely plausible and the odds are good too.

It won’t be a low scoring game

You might think that with our prediction of Mansfield to draw that we’re expecting a low scoring match. We are not. Preston have shipped seven goals over their last two matches whilst Mansfield have netted five in their last couple. Longer term i.e. over five games, Mansfield’s matches have exceeded the 2.5 cut off on four occasions. Preston have only done so twice but their game average in that period is 3.0 per match.

It will still all end in heartache for Mansfield

We close with the sucker punch to any Mansfield fans reading; yes, we do fancy Mansfield to push Preston all the way but we don’t see it being enough. These League Cup ties will head straight into penalty shootouts if they’re level after 90 minutes and that will see Preston advance. For starters, the Preston players do have better all round quality and then there is the stats. Preston had a 70% conversion from the spot last season. Mansfield only registered a scoring rate of 60%

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Mansfield vs Preston: A much tighter game than the squads suggest

Mansfield

If Mansfield want to record an upset then they will have few better chances than when they welcome Preston to Field Mill. The hosts are on a great run of form; they’ve won five on the bounce and seven in 10 with notable wins over Hull and Coventry. Their new man Oli Hawkins scored on his debut on Saturday and his physical presence will give Preston plenty to think about if nothing else.

Preston

Preston’s pre-season results have been somewhat disheartening with just two wins from seven games. Of course, you can say it’s only pre-season but those negative results clearly weighed heavy on Saturday as Hull came from behind to win 4-1. There will be a temptation to rest the likes of Alan Browne in the heart of midfield but can they afford another hit to their confidence so early in the campaign? Isiah Brown and Matt Olosunde are already ruled out with injury.

Your pre-match questions answered for Mansfield vs Preston

Mansfield vs Preston Prediction

  • Where is the game being played? Field Mill
  • When is kick off? 19:45 GMT
  • Who won the last meeting between these teams? Preston won 4-0