Our match prediction:
Queens Park Rangers will be looking to build on a 3-0 win over Leeds United when they take on Cardiff City in the closing match of day 2 of the new Championship campaign. The Hoops impressed against Gary Monk’s troops, with youngster Shodipo proving his worth on his QPR debut. The capital club head into Sunday’s football clash full of confidence, but beating the Bluebirds in Wales is easier said than done. Cardiff City managed to keep a clean sheet in a goalless draw with Birmingham City, meaning that we should see a low-scoring affair at Cardiff City Stadium. Both teams are likely to adopt a cautious approach this time out and we predict that Cardiff City and QPR are going to share the spoils on Matchday 2. In their last meeting in the Championship the two sides played out a goalless draw. A man to watch in the home team will be former Feyenoord attacker Lex Immers.
Highligted Player (Lex Immers):
Lex Immers is a Dutch footballer who was born in Hague, on 8 June, 1996. During his youth career he played for the likes of LENS, DSO, Vredenburch and ADO Den Haag. The midfielder, who is capable of playing up front as well, made his senior debut on 24 August, 2007. After spending five years at Den Haag, he moved to Feyenoord on 5 June, 2012 for a fee of €1m. In 2016 he was sent on loan to Cardiff City and it has to be noted that he scored 5 goals in 15 appearances in the Championship for the Welsh outfit. As a result, Cardiff City chiefs decided to sign a permanent deal with the Dutch footballer and his contract with the Bluebirds expires in 2018. On 2 March, 2011 Lens Immers offended Ajax supporters and that incident certainly marked his career. The attacker was fined by Den Haag chiefs for his behaviour back then. Anyhow, Immers has clearly enjoyed playing for Den Haag as witnessed by a tattoo of a stork, which is the symbol of the town.
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.