Our football match prediction:
Preston were having their ups and downs in the first half of the season, but they have been in a much better form in 2017. The Lilywhites are on a four-game unbeaten run in the Championship at the moment and a win over QPR should see them move a little closer to the play-offs berth. Republic of Ireland international Aiden McGeady has found his best form of late, meaning that the opposition defenders should have him at bay. Anyhow, you should know that Preston are eyeing their third consecutive win at home. Thanks to a 2-1 win over Wigan Athletic Queens Park Rangers moved away from the danger zone in the Championship standings and the Hoops will be looking to extend their winning run in the league to three games when they square off against Preston at Deepdale Stadium. However, seeing that Simon Grayson’s men have been impressive at home of late, we predict that the hosts will emerge triumphant in Saturday’s football game.
Highlighted Player (Tom Clarke):
Tom Clarke is a defender who plays for Preston North End. He used to play for Huddersfield Town, Halifax (loan), Bradford City (loan) and Leyton Orient (loan) in the past and in May, 2013 he joined the Lilywhites. On 5 August, 2013 Clarke scored the winner for Preston against Blackpool and it has to be noted that it was his only second appearance for the club. Tom is Nathan Clarke’s brother and his main position is centre back. However, the Preston footballer is capable of playing as both left and right back as well. Tom Clarke played for England U18 and U19 teams and he scored one goal for the national team at international youth level. Clarke won Football League One play-offs on two occasions. He did it with Huddersfield Town in 2012 and with Preston in 2015. He made 35 appearances for the Lilywhites in the 2015/2016 Championship campaign, but he failed to find the net.
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.