Preston has made a surprisingly strong start to the Championship season, boasting 5 consecutive wins and one draw, which puts them in first place in the standings. They will now host Birmingham.
The guests will likely adopt a more defensive tactic, aiming to make it difficult for Preston to create scoring opportunities. At this level of football, teams like the hosts tend to prefer not to dominate possession as much, as it requires creativity, which they may not always excel at. The guests have been solid so far and will try to bounce back from their loss to Watford over the weekend.