Date : 03 AUG 2019
Time : 22 ： 00 PM
Match : Millwall vs Preston
Prediction : 1 : 2
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Millwall and Preston square off against each other at the Den in the opening match of the 2019/2020 Championship season. The Lions finished the last season in 21st position in the standings, only four points clear of the relegation zone and, no doubt, they are determined to make amends for the unsuccessful campaign. However, the game against Preston will be anything but a walk in the park for the capital club and we do not believe that home win should be considered.
The Lilywhites, on the other hand, have big ambitions for the forthcoming Championship campaign and we are positive that they will go for a win in Saturday’s football match. Seeing that the club chiefs managed to keep hold of a number of first-team regulars in the summer transfer window, we are tempted to put our money on the away team.
HIGHLIGHTED PLAYER (JIRI SKALAK ):
After starting his professional career at Sparta Prague, Jiri Skalak played for the likes of Ruzemberok, Slovacko, Zbrojovka Brno and Mlada Boleslav on loan. In the summer of 2015 the Czech player signed a permanent deal with Mlada Boleslav where he established himself as a first-team regular.
However, the pacey winger did spend too much time at the Czech club as he joined English side Brighton in the winter of 2016. Jiri Skalak signed for the Seagulls for an undisclosed fee and it has to be noted that he score his first goal for the club in a 4-0 win over QPR on April 19, 2016. After spending two seasons at the Falmer Stadium, Jiri Skalak moved to fellow English club Millwall on August 2, 2018.
Born in Pardubice (Czechoslovakia) on March 12, 1992, Skalak represents Czech Republic on the international stage. The Millwall winger has 21 caps for the Czech Republic U21 team and he received his first call-up for the senior team on August 25, 2015 for the Euro 2016 qualifying matches against Latvia and Kazakhstan.
HIGHLIGHTED TEAM (PRESTON):
Preston North End or Preston were founded in 1880. The Lilywhites or the Invincibles play their home games at Deepdale, the stadium that was built in 1875 and opened three years later.
In 1889 Preston won their first FA Cup trophy and they did well to beat Huddersfield Town in the final of the 1938 FA Cup final. However, the club’s biggest success came in 1889 and 1890 when they won back-to-back domestic trophies (First Division).
Preston have yet to win the League Cup title, but they were runners-up in 1888, 1922, 1937, 1954, 1964. Preston’s main rivals are Blackpool and the two teams square off against each other in the West Lancashire derby. In their first ever meeting in the West Lancashire derby (1901) Preston recorded a 4-1 win over Blackpool.
Burnley and Blackburn Rovers are considered Preston’s big rivals as well. The colour of Preston’s shirts is white and they wear dark blue shorts.
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