On Britania's home ground, Stoke City flourishing in the relegation battle will welcome tough opponent Preston End, who is also sublimating in the first group at the latest round of the 32nd round match. Will The Potters maintain momentum? chalk at the home to beat the 7th consecutive match here thereby increasing the gap with the red light group. But Preston also wants to win the third match before the opponent and close to the position to win direct promotion to the Premier League next season.
Stoke's home form has been pivotal in their recent revival and the home side have won another victory on the weekend, even a very important victory in 5 when defeating their turret competitors. The direct ranking is Charlton with a score of 3-1. Currently the gap is only 5 points between The Potters and the relegation zone. Stoke are unbeaten in all 6 recent home games and have seen less than 2.5 goals in 5 of the last 6 home games against Preston in all competitions. Coach Michael O'Neill could make a change in the squad to beat Charlton with veteran striker Sam Vokes replacing Tyrese Campbell despite Campell having five goals this season and Vokes having only two assists. is Campell just came back from an injury. Stephen Ward will miss a calf problem. 

Preston was comfortable in their win over Wigan at the weekend with a 2-1 score away from home and continued to secure their position in the playoffs with 50 points. The visitors have won 10 points from the last 4 matches and are also unbeaten in all 5 matches away from the nearest home, besides not losing to Stoke in all 5 recent matches, Preston has scored at least 2 goals in Last 3 matches against Stoke in every arena. Coach Alex Neil can leave left-back Joe Rafferty to start from the start after he prepares for Andrew Hughes on the weekend, Josh Harrop is also trying to return next to the case of central midfielder Paul Gallagher.