Mike Holden fancies Preston to take three points from their clash with Fulham.
Preston v Fulham - Saturday 3pm
Simon Grayson is spoilt for choice in the attacking third with Joe Garner, Jermaine Beckford and Eoin Doyle all competing for two starting places, while the likes of Jordan Hugill and Simon Makienok provide viable alternatives. Garner and Beckford started the 1-0 defeat at Reading, but Doyle was recalled - and scored - in the midweek EFL Cup win over Hartlepool.
And those options could ultimately be the difference here with Fulham exploring new ways to open teams up following the departures of Ross McCormack and Moussa Dembele, a strike partnership that bagged 36 goals last term. Newcomers Sone Aluko and Floyd Ayite might take a while to settle.
Target man Matt Smith was on the scoresheet against Newcastle last weekend, finding acres of space to head home at a corner but aside from that moment of generosity from Jamaal Lascelles, they didn’t trouble Matz Sels too often. Few teams are more reliable when defending set pieces than North End. The Cottagers should expect few such freebies at Deepdale.
So one goal might be enough to settle this and the 13/10 available on Preston to win looks like a touch of value. Fulham did with this fixture last April, albeit with McCormack and Dembele getting the goals in what was a game of much greater importance to the Londoners than it was to the hosts.