Our football match prediction:
Blackburn Rovers desperately needed a win against Leeds United in midweek, but they failed to get one. The Riversiders missed a chance to escape the relegation zone, but Saturday’s football match against Queens Park Rangers could be the turning point for Owen Coyle’s men. Blackburn Rovers recorded only one win in previous six home games in the league, but they are definitely capable of grabbing something from the Ewood Park clash. QPR, on the other hand, did well hold Newcastle United to a 2-2 draw at St. James’ Park on Wednesday evening and the capital club will be looking to build on the performance when they face Blackburn Rovers on Matchday 30. The Hoops are eight points clear of the relegation zone in the Championship standings, meaning that they would be happy with one point from Saturday’s game. Taking everything into account, we predict that the two teams will share the spoils at Ewood Park.
Highlighted Player (Shane Duffy):
Shane Duffy is a footballer from Northern Ireland, who plays for Blackburn Rovers as a centre back. Duffy was born on 1 January, 1992 and he is considered one of the tallest players in the Championship. The 193-cm-tall defender began his youth career at Foyle Harps and went on to sign a deal with Premier League giants Everton in 2008. Despite being an Everton player for five years, he made no more than five appearances for the Goodison Park outfit in the process. The Northern Ireland international enjoyed loan spells with Burnley, Scunthorpe United and Yeovil Town before joining Blackburn Rovers for an undisclosed fee in 2014. Shane Duffy scored four goals in 41 appearances for the Rovers in the 2015/2016 Championship campaign and he played an important role in Paul Lambert’s team. Despite being born in Northern Ireland, the defender made his international debut for Republic of Ireland in June 2014 against Costa Rica, switching his allegiance after representing the Northern Ireland Under-16 side.
Highlighted Team (Queen Park Rangers):
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.