Tip Preston North End - Huddersfield Town
Preston North End, who are second on the Championship standings will be at home to take on 18th placed Huddersfield Town in the 16th round of matches in the league. Ahead of this match, Preston have registered 28 points and Huddersfield have 16 points. Preston have really improved from their poor finish to the Championship last season. At the close of last season, they had just one win in eight matches; in the last five matches this season, they have managed three wins. They have scored in four of their last five matches and have 10 goals in the last five matches. They are the joint best scorers in the league, with 28 goals. However, they have not been as good in defending, having conceded 16 goals, making them the second worst defensive side in the top five in the Championship. They have lost just two of the last 14 matches. They are unbeaten in the last four home matches, winning two and drawing two, and scoring 12 goals in the process. They have conceded 10 goals in the last five home matches but they have scored two or more in eight of their last 10 at home. Their only loss at home in the season came against Manchester City in the League Cup.
On the other hand, Huddersfield are recovering after a horror start to life in the Championship, following their relegation from the Premier League. They went winless in their opening 10 matches of the season, losing eight but they have recovered well. They are unbeaten in their last seven matches and go to this clash on three wins in the last five. They have also registered three clean sheets in the last five matches while three of their last five matches have produced over 2.5 goals. They are unbeaten in the last three away matches, keeping two clean sheets, while they have scored in each of their last seven away matches. These two sides last met in 2017; their last four meetings have produced over 2.5 goals.
Key points Preston North End - Huddersfield Town
Huddersfield Town have scored in each of the last seven away matches.
Huddersfield are unbeaten in the last three away matches, keeping two clean sheets.
Preston have lost just two of their last 14 matches.
Huddersfield Town have not lost any of their last seven matches.
Preston North End have not lost in the last four at home.
Conclusion Preston North End - Huddersfield Town
Huddersfield have registered a lot of progress in their recent matches and they will want to carry on here. Their recent form will boost them and the fact that they have taken points on the road is a signal of their improvement. Preston will however be a tough place to go. Preston are unbeaten in four at home but their main undoing is in the porous defence they have had this season. In the last five home matches, they have conceded 10 goals. The big positive though, is that their only home loss in 10 matches came against Manchester City. We don’t think they will lose to Huddersfield Town; we see a draw written all over this clash.
Preston North End Huddersfield Town Prediction published on November 8, 2019