Our prediction for this Championship match:
Ipswich Town will be looking to bounce back from a 1-0 loss to Wolverhampton when they face Queens Park Rangers at their Portman Road Stadium. The Tractor Boys are a team with two faces; they are a real force to be reckoned with at home, but their away record is anything but good. Mick McCarthy’s men failed to spoil the Wolves’ party at Molineux Stadium at the weekend, but they scored 2+ goals in each of their previous four home games in the Championship and that is giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of the Boxing Day clash. The Hoops played out a 1-1 draw with Bristol City at their Loftus Road Stadium at the weekend and they remained in the danger zone in the standings. The capital club face an uphill task in Tuesday’s football match against Ipswich and we predict the Tractor Boys will extend their winning run at home to three games.
Highlighted Player (Jonas Knudsen):
Back in 2004 Jonas Knudsen of Denmark began his youth career at Hjerting IF. In 2006 he joined Esbjerg and he made his first-team debut for the club in a heavy 4-0 loss to Randers. Knudsen became the second youngest debutant in the history of the club and he stayed at the club until 2015. The 185-cm-tall left back joined Ipswich Town on 31 July, 2015 and his deal with the Tractor Boys expires in 2018. Knudsen used to play for Denmark U18, U19, U20 and U21 teams in the past and he has four caps for the first team. Jonas Knudsen made 41 appearances for Ipswich Town in the 2015/2016 Championship campaign and he scored one goal for the club on his debut season. The Danish international is well known for his long throws and journalists in England often compare him with Rory Delap. Knudsen was born on 16 September, 1992 in Esbjerg.
Highlighted Team (Queens 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.