Our prediction for this Championship match:
Bristol City play host to Queens Park Rangers at their Ashton Gate on day 2 of the new Championship campaign. The Robins have yet to record a win in the new season and they are determined to move away from the danger zone in the standings. Bristol City suffered a 3-1 loss at home to promotion-chasing Leeds United in their opener, but they are definitely capable of beating QPR who often struggle on the travels.
Summer signing Tommy Rowe, who found the net in a 1-1 draw with Birmingham City on his Bristol City debut, will be one of the men to keep an eye on in the home team. The Hoops, on the other hand, aim to extend their unbeaten run in the 2019/2020 season to three games, but the Robins are likely to pose a much bigger threat for the capital club than their previous rivals Stoke City (2-1) and Huddersfield Town (1-1).
Highlighted Player (Nathan Baker):
Nathan Baker is a product of Aston Villa football academy. The left-footed defender played 115 games for Aston Villa in the league and it has to be noted that he scored only goal for the club during his spell at Villa Park. Nathan Baker is used as both centre-back and left-back and the 189-cm-tall footballer is very good in the air.
Nathan Baker was born in Worcester, England on April 23, 1991 and he currently plays for Bristol City in the Championship. After ending his loan spell with the Robins, he signed a permanent deal with the club on July 28, 2017 for an undisclosed fee. Nathan Baker has yet to make his debut for England national team, but he has three caps for England U21 team.
Nathan Baker made his debut for the under-21 squad against Iceland back in 2011. The English footballer has a contract with Bristol City which expires on June 30, 2021.
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.