Preston are just one point and one place ahead of Swansea, sitting seventh in the Championship table and just a point off the playoff places themselves.
Following a six-game winless run across all competitions, Preston have bounced back to win their last two league games and reignite their promotion campaign.
Both of those wins came against teams currently in the bottom four, however, and Swansea should provide much sterner opposition.
However, Preston have the finest home record in the Championship, with 32 of their 46 points so far being earned at Deepdale, where they have won 10 and lost just three of their league outings so far this term.
Prior to that defeat, the Swans had lost just one of their last eight league games and will hope to get back on track with a positive result at Deepdale on Saturday.
Swansea have been solid on the road this season, boasting the fifth-best away record in the division, losing just three of their 14 away games so far - only West Bromwich Albion and Nottingham Forest have fewer.
It should make for a close-run affair, as both teams have the chance to elevate themselves into the top six with a win, meaning that there will be plenty of motivation for both sides.
Preston North End Championship form: DLLDWW
Preston North End form (all competitions): LLLDWW
Swansea City Championship form: LDWDWL
Swansea City form (all competitions): DWLDWL
Meanwhile, Louis Moult has been ruled out for the season with a serious knee injury and remains absent.
Preston North End possible starting lineup:
Rudd; Fisher, Bauer, Davies, Rafferty; Browne, Pearson, Johnson; Harrop; Barkhuizen, Sinclair
Swansea City possible starting lineup:
Woodman; Roberts, Cabango, Guehi, Bidwell; Byers, Grimes; Ayew, Gallagher, Celina; Brewster
We say: Preston North End 2-1 Swansea City
This game features two good sides with plenty to play for, but Preston are so strong at Deepdale and their home advantage could see them edge Swansea out for an important win.
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