Weekend betting: Why Preston North End will beat Huddersfield, plus who will come out on top when Man Utd tackle Chelsea?

Local betting expert Joe Whitaker casts his eye over the weekend’s sporting action in the Premier League, Championship and horseracing.

Friday, 23rd October 2020, 12:30 pm

Given their recent home form and the fact they won on the road in midweek, I don’t think Alex Neil wouldn’t have minded seeing North End away from home again this weekend.

Huddersfield are a little like Preston in that their form has been patchy, struggling to find their feet but with a good result or two dotted around.

This Preston side has a bit of a ‘changing of the guard’ feeling about it, with big performances from Jordan Storey and Ryan Ledson at QPR, as well as new signing Emil Riis looking dangerous up front.

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PNE’s Daniel Johnson (right) is my best bet for first goalscorer

It’s nice to see them win when missing established players and I am going to back them to win again here, with a 1-0 away win being a 7/1 shot, and who else but penalty king Daniel Johnson to score first at odds of around 9/1.

Another weekend full of Premier League action is upon us, and it looks just as tricky as ever.

After their heroics at Tottenham last weekend, West Ham will be on a high, and Manchester City look like one to avoid at a short price.

Over in West London, Crystal Palace travel across town to take on Scott Parker’s struggling Fulham side.

Having said that they did pick up a decent point at Sheffield United, though looking at the prices the 7/4 for Crystal Palace to out-muscle them and win looks a decent enough price.

The teatime game on Saturday is the big one and it should be a cracker, when Chelsea head to Old Trafford, with them both scoring and conceding plenty in the league.

The United side that lost to Tottenham 6-1 has bounced back with two away wins at Newcastle and Paris St-Germain.

They still need to banish the bad vibes at Old Trafford though where they have conceded nine in their last two at home.

Chelsea looked shaky too at home to Southampton last weekend, though at 7/4 I think Chelsea is where the value lies.

That United defence still has it all to prove and will not find it easy against Timo Werner and Co.

To finish the treble, it is a rollover to Sunday, where Wolves at home to Newcastle looks as safe as anything this weekend.

I was surprised to see them as big as 5/6, with them winning their last two with two clean sheets. They should win easily enough in my view, and the treble will pay a nice 12/1.

Its great to see the racing back at Cheltenham this weekend, albeit without the crowds it has become famous for.

The Matchbook Handicap Chase (3:50) is the feature race of the day, and one of my favourite chasers of the last couple of seasons, FRODON is a 5/1 chance.

He didn’t have the best of seasons last year, though Paul Nicholls is bang in form and I fancy Bryony Frost to get a tune out of him this weekend, with conditions being fine.

Have a great weekend folks, keep the spirits up and stay safe.