Preston North End vs. Arsenal: FA Cup Third Round – Match Preview

Arsenal travel to Deepdale to face Preston North End in the Third Round of the FA Cup.

Preston recorded a narrow success away at Burton Albion in their last fixture and sit in the middle of the Championship.

Tom Clarke scored the games only goal, meaning Preston have lost just one of their last eight away league games.

The Gunners produced an amazing recovery to earn a point away at Bourenmouth, however it is still two more points dropped!

Three down with 20 minutes remaining, Arsenal rallied to earn an unlikely point, with Olivier Giroud levelling in added on time.

Enhanced match odds

Arsenal to beat Preston: 4/1 with Paddy Power*

Form in all comps: Preston W2 D2 L1; Arsenal W2 D1 L2
2016/17 top scorers
Preston – Jordan Hugill & Simon Makienok 6 goals each
Arsenal – Alexis Sanchez 15 goals

Team news
Jermaine Beckford is banned after he received two red cards in as many games for Preston!

John Welsh and Calum Woods will both sit out for the hosts due to their respective injuries.

The Gunners are likely to rotate their side, with the likes of Rob Holding and Carl Jenkinson featuring for the hosts.

Laurent Koscielny, Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil are very unlikely to be risked here.

Expected starting XI’s
Preston (4-4-2): Maxwell; Humphrey, Huntington, Wright, Cunningham; Pringle, Johnson, Pearson, Robinson; Doyle, Makienok
Arsenal (4-2-3-1): Martinez; Jenkinson, Gabriel, Holding, Monreal; Xhaka, Ramsey; Perez, Iwobi, Chamberlain; Giroud

Predictions

Result: Arsenal (4/1 with Paddy Power)*

Correct Score: 0-2 (8/1 with 888 Sport)

Anytime Goalscorer: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (16/5 with 888 Sport)

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