Our prediction for this Championship match:
All eyes will be on Cardiff City Stadium when Cardiff City and Queens Park Rangers face each other in the Championship round 25. The Bluebirds made a slow start to the year, with the team continuing where they left in December. Cardiff City aim to put an end to their five-game losing run in all competitions, and they are likely to leave their hearts on the field in Wednesday’s clash.
Pack is sidelined through suspension, while Moore, Morrison, Osei-Tutu, Tomlin, and Vassell are all out of contention with injuries. The Hoops, on the other hand, did well to beat Luton on the road in their last league match. QPR aim to escape the danger zone, and given Cardiff City’s form, the visitors are likely to grab something from the midweek clash. Amos, Kakay, Owens, and Wallace remain in the recovery room for the capital club.
Highlighted Player (Junior Hoilett):
Junior Hoilett began his youth career at Blackburn Rovers and he spent five years at Ewood Park. After ending his loan spells with German sides Paderborn and St. Pauli Junior Hoilett returned to Blackburn Rovers and it has to be noted that he scored his first goal for the Riversiders in a pre-season friendly against Leigh Genesis.
Speaking of competitive games, the Canada international netted his first goal for Blackburn in a 3-1 League Cup victory over Gillingham. In 2012 the pacey winger joined Queens Park Rangers and he played for the capital club from 2012 to 2016. In October 2016 Junior Hoilett signed a deal with Cardiff City and he made his debut for the Championship side on October 14 against Bristol City.
Hoilett was born in Brampton, Ontario and, as a result, he represents Canada on the international stage. He made his Canada debut in a 1-1 draw with Ghana in an international friendly.
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.