Our prediction for this Championship match:
After rolling over Birmingham City at St. Andrew’s Stadium, Huddersfield Town will be looking to give fans yet another reason for celebration when they face Preston on Saturday afternoon. The Terriers did well to put an end to their three-game losing run at the weekend, with the team regaining a much-needed confidence. Seeing that they are only three points clear of the relegation zone, the hosts are likely to fight tooth and nail against Preston.
The Lilywhites continue where they left before the coronavirus football break, with the team suffering back-to-back losses to Preston and Cardiff, while sharing the spoils with Luton Town. Preston aim to revive their playoffs hopes, and seeing that they are likely to go for a win as well, we believe that punters from all four corners of the world can find value in betting on both teams to score.
Highlighted Player (Andy King):
Born in Barnstaple, England on 29 October 1988, Andy King is a Welsh professional footballer famous for only representing one club in his career. The midfielder had began his youth career at Chelsea, but moved to Leicester in 2004 and he was handed his first professional contract in May 2007.
He has since represented Foxes in League One, Championship and the Premier League, making over 300 league appearances and scoring more than 55 goals in the process. While he was not exactly a first team regular during the 2015/2016 season that will forever remained etched in the memory of Leicester City fans, King made over 20 league outings to help the Foxes lift the coveted trophy for the first time in history.
Meanwhile, he has made more than 30 appearances for the Welsh national team, starting no fewer than five games as the Dragons secured their place at the Euro 2016 finals.
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.