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This page shows the ELO score history of the selected club - mapping their best and worst sides of all time, and their most unlikely victories and defeats based on their ELO score.

Inspired by ClubELO.com, the ELO rating system is a method of calculating and comparing the relative strengths of teams in competition. For every match played, the ELO scores of the two teams are considered, and adjusted for other factors (such as home advantage), to calculate the likelihood of the match result. When the actual result of the game is known, the ELO score is adjusted accordingly, comparing the expected outcome of the game with the actual outcome - so a victory over Manchester United will be worth more points than one over Supermarine. The resulting ELO score can be used to compare the strengths of teams over time, and to project future results based on the current form of all teams.

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PRESTON NORTH END
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A historical overview of Preston North End's ELO scores.

 

A list of the top 15 Preston North End sides in history, based on their ELO score.

  Year Date Recorded ELO Score  
  1889 Saturday, October 12, 1889 4230.35  
  1890 Saturday, September 27, 1890 4221.65  
  1892 Saturday, January 30, 1892 4182.02  
  1891 Saturday, January 10, 1891 4176.06  
  1888 Saturday, December 29, 1888 4174.11  
  1958 Monday, September 1, 1958 4168.89  
  1893 Saturday, February 4, 1893 4166.80  
  1957 Saturday, November 23, 1957 4115.47  
  1953 Wednesday, August 26, 1953 4113.90  
  1938 Saturday, April 16, 1938 4108.91  
  1954 Monday, September 6, 1954 4105.24  
  1897 Saturday, April 10, 1897 4100.57  
  1948 Saturday, March 20, 1948 4098.63  
  1959 Saturday, November 28, 1959 4091.12  
  1947 Saturday, January 25, 1947 4090.04  
 
 

A list of the worst 15 Preston North End sides in history, based on their ELO score.

  Year Date Recorded ELO Score  
  1986 Tuesday, March 18, 1986 3338.63  
  1985 Saturday, December 21, 1985 3402.76  
  1994 Saturday, October 29, 1994 3447.41  
  1995 Monday, January 2, 1995 3489.31  
  1993 Tuesday, August 17, 1993 3500.54  
  1987 Thursday, January 1, 1987 3502.38  
  1991 Saturday, February 23, 1991 3509.28  
  1984 Saturday, December 29, 1984 3512.84  
  1990 Saturday, February 17, 1990 3522.78  
  1992 Saturday, March 14, 1992 3531.19  
  1988 Friday, January 1, 1988 3533.65  
  1983 Saturday, February 19, 1983 3557.58  
  1989 Saturday, December 16, 1989 3567.36  
  1996 Tuesday, April 16, 1996 3568.08  
  1997 Tuesday, February 25, 1997 3584.59  
 
 

A listing of the 20 most significant victories in Preston North End's history, based on the ELO points difference between the two teams.

  Match Diff. Win/Draw
Exp %
Score ELO Score Change
  Preston North End (3674) vs. Blackburn Rovers (4015)
  Tuesday, September 30, 1997
-276.8 16.9% 1-0 +8.3 
  Preston North End (3786) vs. Tottenham Hotspur (4071)
  Saturday, March 5, 1966
-181.1 26.1% 2-1 +14.8 
  Preston North End (3516) vs. Millwall (3795)
  Saturday, April 13, 1985
-185.9 25.5% 2-1 +14.9 
  Preston North End (3801) vs. Aston Villa (4070)
  Saturday, December 13, 1924
-149.0 29.8% 3-2 +14.0 
  Preston North End (3884) vs. Arsenal (4144)
  Wednesday, December 26, 1934
-128.4 32.3% 2-1 +13.5 
  Preston North End (3816) vs. Bolton Wanderers (4066)
  Saturday, February 14, 1925
-131.1 32.0% 1-0 +13.6 
  Preston North End (3986) vs. Aston Villa (4231)
  Saturday, November 6, 1897
-113.9 34.2% 3-1 +19.7 
  Middlesbrough (3753) vs. Preston North End (3516)
  Saturday, January 10, 1987
-324.5 13.4% 0-1 +17.3 
  Preston North End (3817) vs. Liverpool (4050)
  Saturday, March 14, 1925
-113.8 34.2% 4-0 +24.7 
  Queens Park Rangers (3914) vs. Preston North End (3685)
  Saturday, January 27, 1968
-333.9 12.8% 1-3 +26.2 
  Preston North End (3498) vs. Walsall (3715)
  Saturday, April 6, 1985
-124.3 32.8% 1-0 +13.4 
  Bolton Wanderers (3965) vs. Preston North End (3749)
  Wednesday, January 13, 1932
-346.4 12.0% 2-5 +30.8 
  Preston North End (3692) vs. Sunderland (3906)
  Tuesday, September 10, 1974
-113.6 34.2% 2-0 +19.7 
  Aston Villa (4098) vs. Preston North End (3885)
  Thursday, September 1, 1904
-346.5 12.0% 1-2 +17.6 
  York City (3711) vs. Preston North End (3499)
  Saturday, May 11, 1985
-305.1 14.7% 0-1 +17.1 
  Preston North End (3399) vs. Blackpool (3611)
  Tuesday, September 2, 1986
-124.5 32.8% 2-1 +13.4 
  Bolton Wanderers (3853) vs. Preston North End (3644)
  Saturday, April 20, 1974
-311.7 14.3% 0-2 +25.7 
  Mansfield Town (3572) vs. Preston North End (3364)
  Saturday, March 29, 1986
-298.7 15.2% 2-3 +17.0 
  Preston North End (3597) vs. Stockport County (3802)
  Saturday, April 19, 1997
-140.0 30.9% 1-0 +13.8 
  Wolverhampton Wanderers (4102) vs. Preston North End (3899)
  Saturday, December 23, 1899
-333.3 12.8% 1-3 +26.2 
 
 

A listing of the 20 most significant defeats in Preston North End's history, based on the ELO points difference between the two teams.

  Match Diff. Win/Draw
Exp %
Score ELO Score Change
  Nottingham Forest (3223) vs. Preston North End (4182)
  Saturday, February 13, 1892
+860.6 99.3% 2-0 -29.8 
  Whitley Bay (3119) vs. Preston North End (3603)
  Saturday, December 9, 1989
+407.4 91.3% 2-0 -27.4 
  Shrewsbury Town (3371) vs. Preston North End (3836)
  Tuesday, August 22, 2000
+397.9 90.8% 1-0 -9.1 
  Scarborough (3271) vs. Preston North End (3673)
  Saturday, December 13, 1975
+298.2 84.8% 3-2 -17.0 
  Doncaster Rovers (3498) vs. Preston North End (3865)
  Wednesday, September 23, 1964
+264.3 82.1% 1-0 -16.4 
  Bristol Rovers (3692) vs. Preston North End (4034)
  Saturday, January 12, 1952
+246.5 80.5% 2-0 -24.2 
  Swansea City (3494) vs. Preston North End (3835)
  Saturday, January 24, 2004
+282.2 83.5% 2-1 -8.4 
  Preston North End (3825) vs. Morecambe (3497)
  Tuesday, August 14, 2007
+381.3 90.0% 1-2 -9.0 
  Stoke (3852) vs. Preston North End (4176)
  Saturday, January 17, 1891
+216.1 77.6% 3-0 -27.2 
  Preston North End (3961) vs. Brighton and Hove Albion (3644)
  Monday, January 20, 1908
+443.1 92.8% 0-1 -18.6 
  Preston North End (3964) vs. Coventry City (3667)
  Saturday, January 15, 1910
+422.3 91.9% 1-2 -18.4 
  Charlton Athletic (3655) vs. Preston North End (3941)
  Saturday, February 3, 1923
+171.1 72.8% 2-0 -21.8 
  Preston North End (3790) vs. Rochdale (3505)
  Saturday, January 4, 2003
+350.3 88.3% 1-2 -8.8 
  Chesterfield (3667) vs. Preston North End (3950)
  Saturday, October 26, 1901
+150.2 70.4% 2-0 -21.1 
  Derby County (3954) vs. Preston North End (4230)
  Saturday, October 19, 1889
+170.5 72.7% 2-1 -14.5 
  Manchester United (3837) vs. Preston North End (4109)
  Saturday, April 1, 1893
+156.4 71.1% 2-1 -14.2 
  Preston North End (3856) vs. Watford (3597)
  Wednesday, January 11, 1950
+353.5 88.4% 0-1 -17.7 
  Doncaster Rovers (3715) vs. Preston North End (3972)
  Thursday, April 26, 1951
+163.3 71.9% 2-0 -21.6 
  Burnley (3906) vs. Preston North End (4162)
  Saturday, March 7, 1891
+148.1 70.1% 6-2 -26.3 
  Leeds City (3697) vs. Preston North End (3952)
  Saturday, February 22, 1913
+133.4 68.3% 5-1 -25.6 
 
   

The twenty teams that Preston North End are most successful against, based on the average ELO points won in games against them (minimum ten games played).

  Team Games Avg. Score
+/-
  York City 13 +4.02 
  Swindon Town 33 +2.96 
  Hereford 16 +2.89 
  Accrington 11 +2.79 
  Mansfield Town 31 +2.38 
  Darlington 1883 12 +2.28 
  Notts County 89 +2.22 
  Wycombe Wanderers 14 +2.14 
  Luton Town 44 +2.08 
  Southend United 26 +2.05 
  Shrewsbury Town 30 +2.03 
  Bradford Park Avenue 20 +1.81 
  Wrexham 33 +1.59 
  Brighton and Hove Albion 33 +1.58 
  Ipswich Town 33 +1.46 
  Leicester City 63 +1.42 
  Northampton Town 32 +1.38 
  Watford 42 +1.28 
  Portsmouth 80 +1.27 
  Blackpool 94 +1.24 

The twenty teams that Preston North End are least successful against, based on the average ELO points won in games against them (minimum ten games played).

  Team Games Avg. Score
+/-
  AFC Wimbledon 12 -5.63 
  FC Halifax Town 13 -4.17 
  Aldershot Town 13 -4.10 
  Cambridge United 20 -3.37 
  Chester 31 -2.81 
  Colchester United 33 -2.40 
  Exeter City 25 -2.16 
  Peterborough United 24 -2.09 
  Middlesbrough 94 -1.97 
  Swansea City 59 -1.80 
  Barnsley 54 -1.74 
  Rotherham United 55 -1.73 
  Oxford United 25 -1.73 
  Leyton Orient 60 -1.53 
  Bristol Rovers 39 -1.40 
  Fulham 64 -1.34 
  Gillingham 55 -1.20 
  West Ham United 35 -1.10 
  Tranmere Rovers 35 -1.10 
  Chelsea 74 -1.08