In preparation for this weekend’s North-West encounter, the Football League’s official betting partner Sky Bet has a host of odds for punters to get their teeth into.
Lee Johnson’s men are actually the biggest-priced outsiders in the Sky Bet League 1 fixtures this weekend at 4/1, yet the Latics held free-scoring Port Vale to a 1-1 draw midweek and will be looking to register a first victory of the season at Deepdale.
The Lilywhites’ unbeaten start has seen them cut to 6/1 for the title and 2/1 for promotion, while their visitors are 9/4 joint third favourites for relegation.
Fresh from signing a two-year contract, Joe Garner heads the betting for first goal scorer at 7/2 having netted three times already this season, while Chris Humphrey is 11/4 to score in a third successive game for North End.
However, Oldham’s James Wilson could be a tempting wager at hefty odds of 40/1 to break the deadlock after heading home Oldham's equaliser in mid-week.
Top tip: Both teams to score at 5/6.
Sky Bet are the title sponsor of the Football League again this season, and for the 2014/15 campaign a £250,000 Sky Bet Transfer Fund will go to a Football League club to spend on players in the January 2015 transfer window.
Fans who bet with Sky Bet generate Transfer Fund Tokens and go into a random draw to win a £5,000 prize – and the £250,000 Sky Bet Transfer fund for their Football League club.
And if you sign up via this link www.skybet.com/pne Preston North End will benefit from each wager you make.