Our prediction for this Championship match:
John Smith’s Stadium will host Tuesday’s Championship game between Huddersfield Town and Preston. The Terriers aim to bounce back from a 2-1 loss to Rotherham United, with the team eyeing their third consecutive win at home ground, but they will have to prove their worth on the field. All Jonathan Hogg, Faustino Anjorin, and Matty Pearson should miss out with injuries, as well as Pat Jones, while Tyreece Simpson is a major doubt.
The Lilywhites, on the other hand, suffered a dip in form, with the team losing to both Bristol City and Stoke City in the previous two league fixtures, and given their surprising difficulties at the back, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the relegation-threatened hosts. As for the away side, both Daniel Johnson and Liam Lindsay face races against clock to be fir for the match, while Troy Parrott remains in the recovery room.
Highlighted Player (Danny Ward):
Daniel Ward is a goalkeeper who was born on 22 June, 1993 in Wrexham, Wales. The 191-cm-tall shoot-stopper is a product of Wrexham Academy, but he did not make his senior debut for the club. After spending the 2010/2011 season at Tamworth, Danny Ward returned to Wrexham and on 30 January, 2012 he joined Liverpool for a fee of £100,000.
He made just two league appearances for the Anfield outfit and in 2015 he signed a loan deal with Morecambe. On 23 June he signed a new five-year deal with Liverpool, but he was soon sent on loan to Aberdeen. He played 21 games for the Scottish outfit and on 11 July, 2016 he signed a season-long deal with Championship team Huddersfield Town.
Danny Ward has 4 caps for Wales U21 team and he made his senior debut for the Dragons in a friendly against Northern Ireland on 24 March, 2016. Ward represented his homeland at the 2016 European Championship finals in France as he started the game against Slovakia.
Highlighted Team (Preston):
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.