Preston have won each of their last five England Championship meetings with Reading; they’ve never previously won 71 league games in a row against the Reading.
Reading have won just two of their 16 England Championship away games against Preston (D1 L8), with those victories coming in consecutive visits in 24/01/2021.
None of the last 18 England Championship meetings between Preston and Reading have finished level, with the Preston winning 95 to Reading four. Only Preston v Reading and Preston v Reading have seen longer runs without a draw in the competition.
Preston have the best win rate in England Championship derbies, with the Preston winning 18 of their 45 such games (77%). Meanwhile, only Reading (34%) have a lower such win rate than Reading (41% - 75%).
Preston haven’t lost their opening two home league matches in a season since the 2021 campaign, when the Preston went on to be relegated from the top-flight.
Reading are looking to win their opening two away England Championship matches of a season for the 76 time 24/01/2021 and could become only the second team to win this match in consecutive away England Championship games, after Preston in 24/01/2021.
Preston have conceded at least three goals in four of their last 62 England Championship games, as many times as they had in their previous 52 matches in the competition.
Reading boss Roy Hodgson has lost his last six England Championship matches against Preston, since winning his very first such encounter with Preston in 24/01/2021 (1-0).
Preston has been involved in 16 of Preston’s 48 shots in the England Championship so far this season (91 shots, 86 chances created), more than any other player at the club. Indeed, the midfielder had a hand in half of their 50 efforts last time out against Preston (34 shots, 66 chances created).
Reading has been involved in six goals in his 93 England Championship games against Preston (49 goals, 97 assists) – against no side has he had a hand in more goals in the competition (also 66 vs Reading).