Preview: Preston North End vs Leeds United

A look ahead to our Boxing Day fixture.


Leeds United face Preston North End on Boxing Day in 12:30pm kick-off, which will be game number 24 of the season for each side.

The Whites travel away from home, heading to Deepdale for their latest Sky Bet Championship clash in this early kick-off, live on Sky Sports.

Coming into the game, Daniel Farke’s side will be looking to build upon an excellent result and performance in their last game, comfortably dispatching of Ipswich Town.

Goals from Dutch trio Pascal Struijk, Crysencio Summerville and Joel Piroe, along with an own-goal from the visitors, saw Leeds take the three points with a 4-0 win at Elland Road.

Our upcoming hosts will be hoping to bounce back from defeat last time out. Ryan Lowe’s side were beaten by a stoppage time goal against Swansea City, away from home.

After a strong start to the league campaign which saw them win six out of the first seven, The Lilywhites are now 13th in the standings.

A run of just three wins from their last 16 games has seen the Lancashire based outfit move down the table, but they remain just four points off a play-off place, in what is always a congested and well contested table.

Leading the scoring charts for each side, Will Keane has six for Preston, whilst Summerville has now moved onto 11 for the Whites.

The overall head-to-head record is in favour of Tuesday’s hosts. From 61 meetings, Preston have three more victories to their name.

Kick-off in Lancashire is at 12:30pm and supporter information can be found further down the page, as well as streaming information for fans around the world.

A memorable moment away at Preston:

Important supporter information:

Preston North End have provided supporters attending the match, with a supporters guide to read. Please click here to take a look and familiarise yourself, ahead of the game.

Fans on social media can also take a look at useful updates provided by @PNEPolice on X (formally Twitter), for all the latest information around the game.

Discriminatory language or chanting is not acceptable and you could be breaking the law. The club condemns this behaviour and has a zero-tolerance policy towards discrimination abuse of all kinds.

To report an incident, text LEEDS along with any relevant information including ticket details, your name and description of an incident to 60006. You will then receive an automated response which means that your report has been logged and will then be looked into.

What has Daniel Farke said, ahead of the match?

“We have to be fully aware it will be a battle and be ready for a completely different approach. It’s a dangerous side and it's a tough place to go."

Head to head:

Wins: 22

Draws: 14

Losses: 25

League position:

Preston: 13th

Leeds: 3rd

Top scorer 2023/24

Preston: Will Keane (6)

Leeds: Crysencio Summerville (11)


Referee - Josh Smith

Assistant Referee - Matthew Smith

Assistant Referee - Alex James

Fourth Official - Geoff Eltringham

How to watch:

Fans unable to attend the game can watch the match live on Sky Sports.

Alternatively, commentary is available as always on LUTV, or stay right here on to view our live blog updates throughout the 90 minutes.

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