Our prediction for this Championship match:
QPR and Derby County face each other at Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium in what is expected to be a close encounter. The Hoops aim to build on back-to-back wins over Luton Town and Cardiff City, and they must be high on spirits ahead of Friday’s clash. The capital club have been impressive at the back of late, meaning that a low-scoring affair is on the cards at Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium.
The Rams, on the other hand, aim to build on a hard-fought 1-0 win over Bournemouth. Derby County have been in a fine form ever since Wayne Rooney took over the reins, and seeing that they look solid at the back as well, we are tempted to put our money on under 2.5 goals. The likes of Amos, Owens, and Wallace are injured for the hosts, while Davies and Lawrence remain in Derby’s recovery room.
Highlighted Player (Tom Carroll):
Tom Carroll is a professional English footballer who plays for Swansea City as a midfielder. The 177-cm tall is a product of Tottenham football academy and it has to be noted that he made 27 appearances for Spurs at senior level, scoring one goal. He found the net in a 3-0 win over Norwich City in the 2015/2016 season.
After ending his loan spells with the likes of Leyton Orient, Derby County and Queens Park Rangers, Tom Carroll signed a permanent deal with the Swans in the winter of 2017. Tom Carroll has 17 caps for England U21 team, but he has yet to make his debut for the senior team.
His main position is central midfield, but he is capable of playing as both left and right midfielder as well. Tom Carroll’s preferred foot is left and his contract with the Welsh outfit should expire on June 30, 2020.
Highlighted Team (Derby):
Derby County is one of the 12 founder members of the Football League. However, nowadays the Rams compete in the Championship and they play their home matches at Pride Park Stadium. Derby County have won the two trophies in the English top flight (1971/1972, 1974/1975), with the team lifting the FA Cup trophy just after the World War II (1946).
Derby’s main rivals are Nottingham Forest, Leicester City and Leeds United, but the rivalry between Forest and Derby is regarded as the biggest one.
The two teams take on each other in the East Midlands derby. The colour of Derby’s shirts is white, whilst their shorts are black. It has to be noted that the club was founded in 1884 by William Morley. The Rams competed in the European competitions four times, but they did not record a notable result in the European Cups. The club’s chairman is Mel Morris.