Town have combined victories with defeats in their past four matches, with the Terriers looking to steady the ship on Boxing Day after a 4-2 reverse at Griffin Park last weekend.

Town are marginal favourites at 6/4 (Ladbrokes) to claim three points against a Preston team who are four points better off in the Championship.

North End are 23/10 (Sky Bet) to win at the John Smith’s Stadium, with Simon Grayson’s team having narrowly lost at Elland Road on Sunday after getting goalkeeper Jordan Pickford sent off in the first half.

Bet365 make the draw a 23/10 chance and it could be a close encounter, although Huddersfield will hope to have the edge.

Joe Lolley was on the scoresheet against Brentford and the 23-year-old is a 13/2 shot (William Hill) to open the scoring against a Preston team who will be looking to keep things tight.

With this in mind, a 1-0 win for the Terriers can be backed at 13/2 (Winner), and a 2-0 victory is available at 8/1 (BetVictor), which would give the home supporters plenty of post-Christmas cheer as they enjoy the fresh air after the previous day’s indulgence.

If you’re expecting an open game of football, then Paddy Power offer 11/10 about both teams scoring, and Huddersfield winning combined with the two sides finding the net can be punted at 21/4 (Stan James).

David Wagner won’t care too much as long as the victory is achieved to help Town climb away from near the drop zone once again.

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