October 17, 2022 Sports Betting
With a win over Preston North End on Tuesday, Huddersfield Town will try to climb out of the Championship relegation zone.
Both teams enter the game at the John Smith’s Stadium following losses from the previous weekend, with the Terriers eight points behind mid-table Preston and in the relegation zone. Betting Sites Huddersfield Town vs Preston North End
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Huddersfield Town vs Preston North End Tips and Prediction
Huddersfield has been on quite the downward trajectory in the five months since the playoff final in May. At the weekend, they suffered their eighth loss of the year against Rotherham United.
Conor Washington had given the visitors the lead before Danny Ward restored parity for the struggling Town, but Georgie Kelly’s goal in the second half gave the Millers the victory.
Mark Fotheringham, who took over for Danny Schofield at the end of September, has already managed two losses, a draw, and a victory in his four games in charge.
However, Fotheringham’s lone victory did occur at home in a surprisingly easy triumph over Hull City, so Terriers supporters should feel confident going into Tuesday’s match.
Despite scoring 16 goals, the unimpressive performances have resulted in 21 goals conceded, which ranks third worst in the league. In addition, they have rarely looked dangerous in the opponent’s half.
The Huddersfield fans will always be haunted by the Lilywhites’ thrashing of Town in the EFL Cup earlier this season, the last time these two teams met.
Last week, Preston struggled a little, dropping both of their games, including Saturday’s 2-0 loss against Stoke City, managed by former North End manager Alex Neil.
Stoke won thanks to goals from William Smallbone and Tyrese Campbell in the second half, while Preston lost for just the second time at home this year.
The well-known defensive steadiness has recently suffered; after starting the season with nine clean sheets in their first 12 games, they have given up six goals during the previous three games.
The only other team in the division with fewer goals than Preston’s eight is Coventry City, who have played four fewer games than the Lilywhites. Despite this, Preston still has the best defensive record in the division, having given up two fewer goals than their table-topping Lancashire rivals Burnley.
The last victory for Ryan Lowe’s team came away from Deepdale, against Norwich City earlier this month. However, they have performed much better away from Deepdale this year, earning 12 of their 19 points.
Since Huddersfield has had trouble dismantling nearly every defense they have encountered this season, they will almost certainly have trouble facing the most formidable opponent.However, Preston rarely scores, so a defensive draw is what is anticipated.