Our prediction for this Championship match:
Wednesday’s football match at Deepdale pits together Preston and Huddersfield Town. The Terriers aim to return to the top position in the Championship standings, but beating the Lilywhites on the road is easier said than done. Huddersfield Town suffered a 1-0 loss to Sheffield Wednesday at the weekend and, no doubt, they will be happy with one point from the Preston game. Simon Makienok scored a late equaliser against Brighton at the weekend and it has to be noted that Simon Grayson’s charges extended their unbeaten run in the Championship to four games. The hosts have been in a much better form of late than their next rivals and we predict that the Lilywhites are going to pick up one point from Wednesday’s clash. It has to be noted, though, that home team emerged triumphant in each of previous five meetings between the two teams in all competitions.
Highlighted Player (Anders Lindegaard):
Anders Lindegaard is a Danish goalkeeper who plays for Preston North End. Lindegaard was born in Odense on 13 April, 1984 and he began his youth career in his home-town club Odense. In 2009 he joined Norwegian outfit Aalesund, where he was spotted by Manchester United scouts.
Anders Lindegaard signed a three-and-a-half-year deal with the Red Devils on 27 November, 2010 and it has to be noted that he made 19 league appearances for the Old Trafford outfit. In 2015 he moved to West Bromwich Albion, but he did not make his WBA debut in the Premier League. After making 16 appearances for Preston in the 2015/2016 season, he signed a permanent deal with the Lilywhites on 2 July, 2016.
Lindegaard made his Denmark debut on 7 September, 2010 in a Euro 2012 qualifier against Iceland. He did well to keep a clean sheet on his debut as Denmark defeat the Icelanders 1-0. In 2010 he was namer Danis Goalkeeper of the Year, but winning of the Premier League trophy (2012/2013) with Manchester United is considered his biggest success. He won the FA community shield with the Red Devils on two occasions (2011, 2013).
Highlighted Team (Huddersfield Town):
Back in 1926 Huddersfield Town became the first English club to win three straight domestic trophies. Since 1908 the Terriers were playing at Leeds Road, but in 1994 John Smith’s Stadium became home of Huddersfield Town. The club play in the English second tier (Championship) and the colour of the their home kit is blue and white (stripes).
Huddersfield Town were founded in 1910 and just three years later they entered the Football League. In 1926 the Terriers won their last domestic trophy, but they did well finishing runners up in the FA Cup 1920. The club’s biggest rivals are Leeds United and it has to be noted that Huddersfield Town have better head-to-head record of the two teams.
Bradford City are considered Huddersfield’s local rivals as well, but there are small rivalries with Barnsley, Halifax Town, Manchester City and Oldham Athletic. The club’s chairman is Dean Hoyle.