Preston North End vs Aston Villa
That is according to Sky Sports’ Championship expert David Prutton, who believes Steve Bruce’s side should have beaten Birmingham City in the Second City derby on Sunday.
Villa were held to a goalless draw at St Andrew’s, and lost Jonathan Kodjia to an ankle injury in the process.
Kodjia, 28, is set to miss the trip to Deepdale to face Preston, who suffered their first home defeat of the campaign on Saturday.
The Lilywhites have made a decent start to the campaign, and Prutton believes they will avoid defeat against Villa.
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“Preston looked right up there a few weeks ago but have started to tail off a bit,” he told Sky Sports.
“They always fancy their chances at home against the big sides though, especially on a cold midweek night, and Alex Neil and Co will be right up for this one.
“Aston Villa could have won the Second City derby on Sunday with the chances they had late on, but it was a tough game and this will be another tough one for them.
“Score draw for me.”