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Ipswich Town v Preston North End

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Click here for live text coverage on Saturday 12:00-20:00 GMTIpswich may have midfielder Emyr Huws available for the first time this season as they prepare for the visit of Preston North End.Huws played for the under-23s on Monday and could make the squad, while forward Joe Garner may face his old club.Preston will be without Calum Woods and Josh Earl for the trip south after they picked up knee injuries in their midweek defeat by Aston Villa.

Captain Paul Huntington is back from suspension, however, and will feature.SAM’s predictionHome win 33%Draw 27%Away win 40%SAM, the Sports Analytics Machine, is a super-computer built by @ProfIanMcHale of the University of Liverpool.Match factsIpswich are unbeaten in five matches against Preston at Portman Road in all competitions (W2 D3).The Lilywhites have only failed to score in one of their last 19 matches against Ipswich in all competitions, though it was their league trip to Portman Road last season.Mick McCarthy has never beaten Alex Neil in five previous attempts (D3 L2) including two Championship play-off matches in May 2015 when Neil was in charge of East Anglian rivals Norwich City.Preston are winless in their last five Championship games, losing the last three (D2). They’ve conceded at least twice in each of these five games.Bersant Celina has scored four Championship goals for Ipswich this season – three of them have been scored in the 89th minute or later, including his goal in their last match at Cardiff.After a run of four away games without a goal in the Championship, North End have scored at least twice in each of their last four on the road, netting nine goals in total.
Source: BBC Lancashire