Huddersfield Town vs Preston North End
Preston North End to win via a penalty shootout- 5/1!
Three games is a long time in football, so will Huddersfield claim their first win of the season at the third time of asking?
The Terries came agonisingly close to Premier League promotion back in May, beaten 1-0 in the play-off final by Nottingham Forest, courtesy of an own goal.
Head Coach Carlos Corberán then resigned just 23 days before the start of the new season, subsequently taking over Greek champions Olympiacos.
Danny Schofield has taken over but has made an underwhelming start with Huddersfield beginning the Championship season with back-to-back defeats.
A 1-0 home reverse against Burnley was followed by Friday night’s 2-1 defeat at Birmingham City.
Thus, Huddersfield could really do with a victory in this tie to lift the mood in West Yorkshire.
Preston North End meantime haven’t lost in the first round of the League Cup since 2017, beaten by eventual winners Liverpool in round four last season.
Ryan Lowe’s team have played out two goalless draw in the Championship this season, coming against Wigan and Hull.
So, don’t expect a goal-fest at the John Smith’s; this tie could go all the way to penalties.