Football Predictions | Betting Tips Today: League Cup, 1st round. Pure Championship showdown. Huddersfield opened the season with a 0-1 loss at home to Burnley, a fixture the latter completely dominated, and there was another slump on Friday, with a 1-2 loss to Birmingham at St Andrews.
It seemed like a long time to go towards a season in no man’s land. But midway through December things would suddenly turn around. And thanks to a streak of 16 games without defeat, as well as a strong points haul in the latter part of the season. The Terriers finally managed to grab third place. With only six points further up to direct promotion.
Received an unfavorable charge for this season as Carlos Corberan chose to leave earlier this summer. After what is said to have been dissatisfaction with the club’s level of ambition. As a replacement, they have chosen to bet on Danny Schofield. He has already had temporary responsibility on a couple of previous occasions. And is already well integrated as a result of several other roles at the club. It is probably a sign that they are trying to stick to what worked last year instead of thinking completely new.
In other words, an uncertain choice. There has also been more bad news for the fans. Who have had to see both Lewis O’Brien and Harry Toffolo leave the club in favor of Nottingham Forest. Two heavy losses for the hosts, and they have also lost a couple of other players who made a mark last year. As well as cleaning up some of the squad. Yuta Nakayama (Swolle), Jack Rudoni (Wimbledon), David Kasumu (MK Dons) and Will Boyle (Cheltenham) are the most exciting signings so far. All in all, the loss of Corberan and a couple of key players has put a damper on expectations. But perhaps that can only be an advantage. The bookmakers do not count Huddersfield among the big favourites, but the team is just as fully reckoned as an outsider.
Preston managed to win 0 – 0 in the local match away to newly promoted Wigan in the season premiere. And although the team did not impress everyone. Ryan Lowe was well satisfied with the result. Another 0-0 result on Saturday, at home against Hull, and here they were unlucky not to come away with three points. All in all, an approved start. A lot of mess last season, but under Lowe, who took over in December, there was gradually more speed in the scoring. From the middle of December until the beginning of March, they only lost two games, and there were not many teams that collected more points than Preston in the second half of the season.
Karret eventually climbed to 13th place. And most people seem to think that it is heading towards more of the same this season. But at Deepdale the optimism is seriously back after what was a solid development under the new manager. Huddersfield desperately need a boost. So it will be exciting to see what Schofield chooses to do here. Preston are still chasing their first goal of the season, and missed many chances on Saturday. But in terms of play there is a lot to be satisfied with. Can quickly achieve something here. But as with most games in this cup round, it is out of the question to play before we see the lineups. 1X2: X – Draw