Our prediction for this Championship match:
Blackburn Rovers will be aiming to build on the FA Cup win over Wrexham when they take on Queens Park Rangers in the Championship round 30. The Riversiders showcased their worth in the FA Cup triumph and we are positive that they will adopt yet another attack-oriented approach against the capital club. All Harry Pickering, Hayden Carter, and Ryan Hedges continue to miss out with injuries for the home team.
The visitors, on the other hand, head into the match following a 1-1 draw with Huddersfield Town. QPR are eager to escape the relegation zone, but given Blackburn’s excellent display in the triumph over Wrexham, home win should be considered. Reggie Cannon limped off with injury in the last league match, with Aaron Drewe likely to replace him in the starting XI. Midfielder Rayan Kolli should be the only absentee in the visiting team.
Highlighted Player (Jordan Archer):
Jordan Archer is an English goalkeeper who plays for Millwall in the Championship. Archer started his career in the youth team of Charlton Athletic and he moved to Tottenham Hotspur football academy in 2009. However, he did not see a first-team football at White Hart Lane as he was inmeditely sent on loan to Harrow Bourough (2011).
After ending his loan spells with the likes of Bishop’s Storford, Wycombe Wanderers and Northampton he signed a loan deal with Millwall in 2015 and he was soon offered a permanent contract with the capital club. Jordan Archer made 39 appearances for the Lions in the 2016/2017 League One campaign and it has to be noted that he managed to keep 11 clean sheets n the process.
Millwall secured promotion to the Championship at the end of the season as they defeated Bradford City in the final of the League One play-offs. Jordan Archer was born in Walthamstow, England on April 12, 1993.
Highlighted Team (Blackburn Rovers):
Blackburn Rovers have been trying to return to the Premier League ever since they dropped to the Championship in 2012. The Riversiders compete in the English second tier and they play their home games at Ewood Park. Blackburn were founded back in 1875 and they are one of the founding members of the Football League (1888).
Burnley are considered Blackburn’s main rivals and the two teams square off against each other in the East Lancashire derby. It has to be noted that Blackburn Burnley 7-1 in their first ever meeting in the East Lancashire Derby on 3 November, 1888. The Riversiders have won three First Division (Premier League) trophies (1911/1912, 1913/1914, 1994/1995).
Blackburn Rovers have clinched six FA Cup titles as well. Speaking of the club’s European success, the Riversiders won the UEFA Intertoto Cup in 2007. The colour of Blackburn’s home kit is blue and white.