Our football match prediction:
Huddersfield Town have been having their ups and downs of late. The Terriers recorded three wins in last six league fixtures, while suffering three defeats and, as a result, they have slim chances of securing automatic promotion to the Premier League. Huddersfield failed to impress in a 2-0 loss to Nottingham Forest at the weekend and, no doubt, they are eager to give fans some cheer. David Wagner’s troops welcome Preston at the John Smith’s Stadium on day 42 and we predict that the Terriers, who are a real force to be reckoned with at home, will find the net in Friday’s football match. The Lilywhites have been impressive on home soil this season as well, but you should bear in mind that they are on an eight-match winless run on the road. However, given Huddersfield’s poor form, share of spoils appears on the horizon in this one.
Highlighted Player (Sean Scanell):
Sean Scannell is a winger who plays for Huddersfield Town. The Irish footballer is capable of playing up front as well and he began his senior career at Crystal Palace, before penning a three-year contract with Huddersfield Town. The English player, who was born in Croydon on 17 September 1990, made 25 outings for Huddersfield in the 2015/2016 Championship campaign, scoring one goal for the club. Sean Scannell has 10 caps for Republic of Ireland Under-21 side, but he has yet to make his debut for the senior team. Scannell was named Republic of Ireland Young Player of the Year in 2007, and in 2008 he was Crystal Palace’s Young Player of the Year. His contract with Huddersfield Town expires on 30 June, 2019 and his highest market value was €1 million back on 8 January, 2009. Sean Scannell started his youth career in Addiscombe Corinthians, but he played for Crystal Palace youth teams as well.
Highlighted Team (Preston North End):
Preston North End or Preston were founded in 1880. The Lilywhites or the Invincibles play their home games at Deepdale, the stadium that was built in 1875 and opened three years later. In 1889 Preston won their first FA Cup trophy and they did well to beat Huddersfield Town in the final of the 1938 FA Cup final. However, the club’s biggest success came in 1889 and 1890 when they won back-to-back domestic trophies (First Division). Preston have yet to win the League Cup title, but they were runners-up in 1888, 1922, 1937, 1954, 1964. Preston’s main rivals are Blackpool and the two teams square off against each other in the West Lancashire derby. In their first ever meeting in the West Lancashire derby (1901) Preston recorded a 4-1 win over Blackpool. Burnley and Blackburn Rovers are considered Preston’s big rivals as well. The colour of Preston’s shirts is white and they wear dark blue shorts.