FA Cup third round replay: Preston v Ipswich match preview

A look ahead to the midweek FA Cup replay at Deepdale

Ipswich travel to Deepdale to face Preston on Tuesday, with a trip to Nottingham Forest in the next round awaiting the victor. Neither side has had the ideal preparation for the game, with both teams seeing their unbeaten record come to an end at the weekend.  Ipswich squandered their nine match unbeaten record against QPR, whilst Preston lost to high-flying Wolves.

The first game saw Town take the lead, David McGoldrick fired home the rebound after his initial penalty had been saved.  Preston responded almost immediately, veteran striker Kevin Davies slotting Lee Holmes’ pass past Scott Loach for his nineteenth FA Cup goal. The sides were evenly matched and a replay was the fairest result, although neither team’s promotion push will welcome it.

The busy schedule is picking up casualties too, Luke Chambers, Aaron Cresswell and Cole Skuse are not making the trip up north, each nursing knocks.  Following the injury sustained to new signing Sylvain Ebanks-Blake in the first game David McGoldrick will again pose the biggest danger  to the Lilywhites’ defence.

North End’s main threat will come again from Kevin Davies, the former international has grabbed two goals in the FA Cup so far this year. The likes of Hume, Garner and Gallagher will all have to be watched too, with boss Simon Grayson having a plethora of attacking options to choose from.

 

KICK-OFF: Tuesday, 7:45pm

 

PAST THREE MEETINGS:

Ipswich 1 (McGoldrick) Preston 1 (Davies), FA Cup, January 2014

Ipswich 2 (Scotland, Norris) Preston 1 (Coutts), Championship, April 2011

Preston 1 (Hume) Ipswich 0, Championship, December 2011

 

STATS:

Ipswich have not kept a clean sheet against North-End in fourteen games.

The winner of the game receives £67,500.

Kevin Davies needs one more goal to reach 20 FA Cup goals.

 

ODDS:

Preston to win: 2.4

Ipswich to win:  2.8

Draw: 3.2

 

TV: Highlights on ITV 1 at 10.55pm

 

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