Following the announcement of the Sky Bet Football League fixtures today, league sponsor Sky Bet is on the mark with match prices for the opening day clashes.
The Lilywhites kicked off their 2013/14 campaign against Wolves, playing out an entertaining 0-0 draw, the visitors that day went on to win the League One crown, and Preston will be hoping to follow in their footsteps with a positive start to 2014/15 as they aim for a promotion party of their own.
North End are 8/15 to beat Notts County on the opening day at Deepdale, with the Magpies priced at 9/2 and the draw 14/5.
Elsewhere in League One, last season’s defeated Play-Off finalists Leyton Orient go in to their opening fixture as favourites (11/10) as they host newly promoted Chesterfield United (21/10), while recently relegated Yeovil will start as (7/5) favourites with a tricky home game against fellow former Championship side Doncaster Rovers.
Last year’s Sky Bet League Two Play-Off winners Fleetwood Town will host Crewe Alexandra in their first outing in League One and are fancied to make a good start at 8/11, while fellow promoted side Rochdale will be 2/1 underdogs as they host last season’s Johnson’s Paint Trophy winners Peterborough United.
Not only are Sky Bet the first place to get your bets on, they are also offering enhanced accumulators and if you open an account with Sky Bet, you get a £30 free bet and Preston North End will benefit with a share of revenue.