By Nathan Findlay –
Huddersfield Town will visit the Deepdale Stadium to face Preston North End in the Championship this Saturday, 3 pm kick-off.
After a disappointing loss to Derby in the midweek, the Terries will be looking to sink their teeth into the Lilywhites this weekend.
Huddersfield are currently 19th in the Championship table, hanging somewhat precariously over the relegation zone, and struggling to find consistency in their results.
After an emphatic 4-1 win against Swansea last week, the Terriers unfortunately couldn’t maintain their positive momentum, falling 2-0 to Derby in the midweek.
Regardless, the team will be most definitely looking to redeem themselves in tomorrow’s game against Preston, but they are going to have to put in the performance to get the results.
Preston North End
Preston are currently 14th in the table, five places but only four points above Town. They will definitely be looking for a win to increase their point advantage over the bottom half of the table.
The last time that Preston and Huddersfield played each other was on 28 October 2020. Despite some strong efforts from Huddersfield, they could not manage to get the win. Preston’s Alan Browne managed to bag himself 2 goals in two minutes giving Preston the lead after half time. The game stayed relatively flat from there, but a late red card for Huddersfield essentially saw the game put to bed.
While the game against Swansea was Huddersfield’s first victory of the year, Preston have not had the best of starts either, only managing two wins in 2021 so far.
A good result would continue to mean a great deal to both teams.
Since their last encounter, I feel that both teams have certainly improved in many ways, and I do think that it is going to be a close game tomorrow. It’ll be down to those 11 men on each side to decide.
Ones to Watch
The Preston forward has managed to bag himself eight goals so far this season and is going to be a player to watch out for at the weekend. This winger has pace, and he will certainly use it if he gets the opportunity.
Pre Match Press Conference
Carlos Corberán shared his latest thoughts in the pre-match press conference.
Noting Preston’s recent performance, he said: “They did fantastic last season, and it is going to be a very challenging game.
“They are one of the teams that press the best in the Championship.”
On Danny Ward’s injury, Carlos noted that he is continuing to work with medical staff on recovery.
Taking all the things into account from past games to squads available it thinks that it is going to be another close game for Huddersfield.
Both teams have not had the best start to the calendar year with the Terriers seeing off just one game positively and Preston only having two wins themselves.
Huddersfield and Preston are both very even teams from both in their performance and the players that they have available for their teams, but I do think that Huddersfield are going to take the edge tomorrow and bringing the much needed 3 points home.
Not only can this win make up for the unfortunate loss against Derby, but I think it can boost the team morale moving forward.