Preston comes from a pretty difficult game at home against Sheffield United 0:1 at home, not being able to get back into the game after a goal in the first part of the game. It was their second defeat after away game to Reading too, as the team stands five points behind the playoff zone and needs a victory badly here.
Leeds suffered unexpected defeat away from home against Birmingham 1:0 and need to bounce back here now. They conceded in the middle of the first halftime, having a huge percentage of the ball possession but creating so little of real chances. They are now just a point behind Sheffield and a victory here is a priority.
The hosts miss right back Clarke (21/10, offensive midfielder Harrop (8/0) and forward Barkhuizen (34/6). Leeds is expected to miss midfielder Hernandez (33/12) being doubtful for the moment but leaving the previous game with a protective boot on his foot.
– Preston have seen over 2.5 goals in 5 of their last 6 home matches against Leeds.
This match is one of the last chances for Preston to continue with playoff chances, so the hosts should appear quite attacking here. Leeds anyway remains quite strong, being in a situation where they need a win too, being just a point behind direct promotional placed Sheffield United.