Market: Over 1.5 goals
Odds: 4/11 @ 888sport
Two sides who find themselves seeking a real morale boost in midweek, Huddersfield will welcome Preston to the John Smith’s Stadium on Tuesday night.
Starting with the hosts, while Huddersfield might have managed to open the 2021/22 campaign by extending on their League Cup adventure away at Sheffield Wednesday, it appears that was just a minor boost for Carlos Corberán’s men. Dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak in their camp earlier in the month and only opening the new season with a 1-1 draw against leading relegation contenders Derby County, the one-time Leeds coach saw his side get blown away over the weekend. With many tipping the former Premier League outfit as another side who could be at the heart of their own bottom-three battle, Huddersfield were last seen getting hit with a 5-1 drumming against Fulham. Just about limping their way over the finish line last season after winning just one of their final 10 Championship contests, it should also be highlighted that Tuesday’s hosts are in the midst of an eight-match winless run on home soil.
As for the visitors, while Preston might have managed to pick up their own League Cup victory thanks to a 3-0 romp against League Two outfit Mansfield last week, The Whites find themselves in the midst of a very similar position to the midweek hosts. Announcing the surprise arrival of new boss Frankie McAvoy last month, the Lancashire-based side are already sat rooted to the foot of the Championship table. Putting in a nightmare display as they were hit with a shock 4-1 defeat against second-tier returners Hull City on the opening weekend, The Lilywhites are yet to pick up a single point. Last seen over the weekend getting hit with a 2-1 defeat against Reading on the road, Preston have failed to find a similar level that saw them sign off the 2020/21 campaign with four wins on the spin. In a contest that famously produces chances, we’re backing over 1.5 goals here.
Bet: Over 1.5 goals at Huddersfield Town vs Preston North End 4/11 for Tuesday’s Championship contest @ 888sport