Our prediction for this Championship match:
Oakwell stadium will host Tuesday’s Championship game between Barnsley and Queens Park Rangers. The Tykes are on a three-game unbeaten run in the English second tier, with the team sharing the spoils with all Bristol City, Stoke, and Millwall in the previous three league fixtures. Barnsley are eager to record their first win of the season, and this seems like an ideal opportunity for the hosts to do so.
The Hoops have been struggling at the start of the new season. Queens Park failed to find the net in the last three league fixtures, and seeing that Barnsley have been showing signs of improvement of late, home win should be considered. In their last meeting at Oakwell Barnsley recorded a 5-3 win over QPR, and we predict that the history is going to repeat itself. WPR defender Lee Wallace, who picked an injury in the goalless draw with Birmingham City, is unlikely to feature against Barnsley.
Highlighted Player (Patrick Schmidt):
Patrick Schmidt is an Austria international who plays for Championship club Barnsley as a forward. Born in Eisenstadt, Austria on July 22, 1998 Schmidt began his senior career at Admira Wacker. After making 46 appearances for Admira Wacker II, the 179-cm tall striker started playing for the first-team in the 2016/2017 Austrian Bundesliga season.
Three years later Patrick Schmidt decided to take a step forward in his football career as he signed a four-year deal with Barnsley. The full-of-pace forward scored eight goals in the 2018/2019 season for Admira and he is widely expected to shine with the Tykes in the 2019/2020 Championship campaign. It has to be noted that Schmidt played for Austria U16, U17, U18 and U19 teams.
The Barnsley attacker currently represents Austria U21 team in international matches. His main position is centre-forward, but he is used as both left and right winger as well.
Highlighted Team (QPR):
Queens Park Rangers are well known as QPR. The capital club was founded in 1886 and Loftus Road Stadium is QPR’s ground. Loftus Road Stadium was opened in 1904 and the capacity of the venue 18,439. However, it has to be noted that no less than 35,353 spectators watched the game between QPR and Leeds on 27 April, 1974.
The Hoops finished the 1975/1976 First Division campaign in second position in the standings, just behind champions Liverpool. This is considered the club’s biggest success, but Queens Park Rangers made it to the FA Cup final in 1982 as well.
QPR were beaten by fellow capital club Tottenham Hotspur in the title game, but they did well to lift the League Cup trophy in 1967. Queens Park’s main rivals are Brentford, Chelsea and Fulham, but other clubs based in London are considered QPR’s rivals as well. The colour of QPR’s shirts is blue and white.