Charlton gained a surprise draw against leader WBA in last round, but shouldn't repeat the success here.
True that Preston is in downtrend without wins in last five, but this seems right match to return to gain three points at home where they remain the best team in the league against a team that has an away record of 2-4-7 16/21 and remain in serious personnel problems.
On loan Chelsea's midf. Gallagher ( 25+1 6g) returned to Chelsea and is with Swansea now, while all other topscorers Bonne (8g) and Taylor (7g) remain out and Leko (5g) remain doubtful.
Guests with various players returned in training as Cullen (midf.16), Otzumer ( midf.6+1), Williams ( midf.5+4), Caskey (midf.4+2), Aneke ( midf. 11sub) and other, both only a few of them could be able to return on field for this match.
Field (midf.5+4 1g) and other two longterm remain out, too.
Preston without topscorer Johnson (8g) and Bodin (midf.11+4 2g), but should be able to win against a team practically without attack and with only one win and three draws since the end of October.
Preston vs Charlton betting tips
Preston AH -1 (Stake: 7)Odds: 1.94 at Bet365
Result: 2-1 PUSH (Stake return)