Our recommended bet for Monday’s clash at Deepdale comes in the form of a Preston North End victory and clean sheet against Huddersfield Town.
A £10 wager for such an outcome will secure you a return of £28 with Betway.
A Preston North End side eyeing a return to winning ways will be afforded the ideal opportunity to clinch precisely that this coming Monday, in a meeting with Championship basement dwellers Huddersfield Town at Deepdale.
The Lilywhites, of course, are currently in the thick of the promotion playoff battle in England’s 2nd tier.
This comes with Ryan Lowe’s troops having headed into the most recent round of fixtures, last weekend, as one of the division’s most in-form sides.
Rounding out a stretch of four wins from five was a remarkable 4-1 drubbing of high-flying Blackburn Rovers, featuring a brace from the back-on-song Ched Evans.
As so often proves the case owing to the unpredictable nature of the Championship, though, Preston, in turn, were brought crashing back down to earth en route to a shock defeat last time out.
This came as a Queens Park Rangers outfit fresh off five defeats in six ultimately did enough to emerge on the right side of a 1-0 final scoreline, courtesy of Jimmy Dunne’s 2nd-half winner.
Preston, as a result, have dropped out of the playoff spots once more, albeit in the knowledge that a return to winning ways on Monday could guide them as high as joint-4th.
And who would bet against as much, up against the Championship’s bottom side?
Huddersfield, of course, have endured nothing short of a nightmare campaign to date.
After coming within a whisker of a return to the top-flight of English football last time out, the Terriers have since failed to recover in any way, shape or form, en route to defeat in 13 of the club’s 22 fixtures.
The latest of these came last weekend, when a double on the part of Joao Pedro culminated in Watford departing the John Smith’s Stadium with a comfortable three points.
Mark Fotheringham’s troops, as a result, remain propping up the table, a full seven points from safety and staring relegation firmly in the face.
We at 101 therefore view Monday’s upcoming Deepdale clash as one of the easier to call on Boxing Day, backing hosts Preston to ultimately emerge victorious, likely in altogether dominant fashion.