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Preston North End v Brentford


Click here for live text coverage on Saturday 12:15-20:00 BSTPreston striker Sean Maguire could make a return against Brentford after missing last weekend’s game.Defender Marnick Vermijl is also in contention, but midfielder Alan Browne is serving a one-match ban after picking up a red card against Wolves.Brentford’s Lewis Macleod and Sergi Canos are edging closer to full fitness after featuring for the club’s B team against Inter Milan in midweek.

Left-back Rico Henry and midfielder Alan Judge (both knee) remain out.SAM’s predictionHome win 46%Draw 28%Away win 26%SAM, the Sports Analytics Machine, is a super-computer built by @ProfIanMcHale of the University of Liverpool.Match factsPreston’s 4-2 victory in this exact fixture last season ended a run of eight games in a row without a win against the Bees.Brentford have kept just one clean sheet in their 25 league trips to Deepdale, which came when they won 3-0 in December 2013.Preston forward Jordan Hugill has committed 46 fouls in the Championship this season, 16 more than any other player.The Bees have had 39 more shots than any other Championship side this season (234).No player has scored more direct free-kick goals in the Championship this season than Preston’s Josh Harrop (2, level with Fulham’s Stefan Johansen).French striker Neal Maupay has scored in three of his four league substitute appearances for Brentford this season (three goals in 66 minutes as a sub) but is yet to find the net in nine starts (0 goals in 752 minutes).
Source: BBC Lancashire