Huddersfield head to Deepdale on Saturday for the Championship meeting with home team Preston North End.
Scroll down to see all of the predictions, poll and statistics for Preston North End v Huddersfield - along with the latest match odds.
Preston North End
Preston North End will be hoping to bounce back here following the 4-0 Championship defeat in their last game at the hands of Cardiff City.
In that game, Preston North End managed 64% possession and 12 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. For their opponents, Cardiff City had 12 shots at goal with 8 of them on target. Kieffer Moore (2'), Josh Murphy (46'), Marlon Pack (70') and Mark Harris (77') scored for Cardiff City.
Preston North End have not been in good attacking form in recent times. Their ‘goals for’ figure equals just 3 against opposing sides during the course of their last six fixtures. In those meetings, The Lilywhites have also seen the tally of goals that have gone against them total 9. We will just have to see if that trend can be continued on here.
Coming into this meeting, Preston North End are unbeaten in the league by Huddersfield Town in their previous 3 games.
Following on from being defeated in their last game at the hands of Derby County in Championship competition, Huddersfield and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
In that match, Huddersfield Town had 65% possession and 5 shots at goal with 1 of them on target. On the other side, Derby County got 12 attempts at goal with 4 on target. George Edmundson (22') and Martyn Waghorn (65') scored for Derby County.
Huddersfield Town have been effective going forward in the lead-up to this encounter, having scored 9 goals in their last 6 matches. This doesn’t mask the fact that The Terriers can also improve defensively after being scored against in 6 of those same clashes.
Coming into this clash, Huddersfield Town are without a win away from home in their last 11 matches in the league. Who knows how long it might last, too.
Head to head
A review of their most recent head-to-head meetings going back to 06/02/2016 tells us that Preston North End have won 4 of these & Huddersfield 1, with the number of drawn matches standing at 1.
A total of 19 goals were scored between the two sides throughout the course of those matches, with 12 of them from The Lilywhites and 7 belonging to The Terriers. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 3.17.
The last league fixture featuring these clubs was Championship match day 7 on 24/10/2020 when the final score was Huddersfield Town 1-2 Preston North End.
That time, Huddersfield Town managed 54% possession and 15 shots at goal with 3 on target. Their only player to score was Fraizer Campbell (8').
Preston North End had 16 shots on goal with 7 on target. Alan Browne (51', 53') was the scorer.
The referee was Joshua Smith.
Team News: Preston North End
Regarding absentees, there’s just the sole fitness concern for the Preston North End manager Alex Neil to be concerned with due to a largely intact set of players. Patrick Bauer (Achilles tendon rupture) won’t play.
Team News: Huddersfield
H'field manager Carlos Corberán has a number of players out of action. Christopher Schindler (Knee Injury) and Carel Eiting (Knee Injury) will not be playing here.
Looking at these two teams, we feel that Huddersfield must be fancied to put one past this Preston North End team, although that is unlikely to be as many as they’ll concede.
We are anticipating a 2-1 advantage for Preston North End by the time that the referee blows the final whistle. Should be an interesting one.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Preston North End
Stadium: Deepdale (23,404)
Captain: Alan Browne
Chairman: Craig Hemmings
Manager: Alex Neil
Competitions: Championship position 14
🔑 Star Man: Scott Sinclair
Mostly playing in the Left Attacking Midfielder position, Scott Sinclair was born in Bath, England. After having played his first senior match for Bristol Rovers in the 2004 - 2005 season, the gifted Midfielder has struck 8 league goals in the Championship 2020 - 2021 season to date coming from a total of 26 appearances.