Our prediction for this Championship match:
There will be fireworks when QPR and Fulham take on each other in a small London derby on Saturday afternoon. The Hoops suffered a dip in form before the international break, with the team losing to both Nottingham Forest (1-3) and Peterborough (1-3). QPR obviously struggle at the back, which is the main reason why home win should not be considered.
Both Charlie Austin and Jeff Hendrick are pushing for a start, whilst all Chris Willock, Seny Dieng, and Jordan Archer are likely to miss the game with injuries. The Cottagers, on the other hand, are leading the chase for automatic promotion. The league leaders are eager to make amends for a 1-0 loss to WBA, and we predict that they will take advantage of QPR’s shaky defence. Both Neeskens Kebano and Terence Kongolo should miss out through injuries, speaking of the away side.
Highlighted Player (Andre Gray):
Wolverhampton-born striker Andre Gray is a product of the Shrewsberry Town youth academy who hit the limelight during his two loan spell with Luton Town. A no-nonsense forward endured a difficult childhood which left him with a four-inch scar on his left cheek after he got stabbed in the face in a gang-related incident back in 2011.
Fortunately, Andre Grey was pulled out of the gang lifestyle by his mother and close friends and focused on his football career. Having scored 57 goals in 111 appearances with The Hatters, Gray was prized away by Brentford in a club-record deal at the time. Just a season later Gray moved to Burnley where he hit 23 goals in 41 Championship appearances to emerge as a vital cog in his club’s Premier League push in 2014/15. After nine goals in 32 top-flight appearances with he Clarets, Gray was transferred to Watford for yet another club-record fee.
The Englishman’s prolific goalscoring record in the Football League was brought to a halt, however, with Gray scoring just five goals in 31 Premier League appearances during the 2017/18 season.
Highlighted Team (Fulham):
Fulham are a club from London that play in the Premier League. The capital club dropped to the English second tier at the end of the 2013/2014 Premier League campaign after failing to impress in the elite competition, but managed to return in season 2018/2019.
Fulham were founded in 1879 and they play their home matches at Craven Cottage. Fulham are the oldest-established club from the English capital to have played in the top flight.
Fulham finished the 2008/2009 Premier League campaign in seventh place in the standings and that is considered the team’s biggest success, speaking of their participation in the Premier League.
The Cottagers played in the Europa League twice and they did well to reach the FA Cup final in 1975, but they were beaten by their local rivals West Ham United in the title game (0-2). Chelsea are regarded as Fulham’s bitter rivals as well and the two teams take on each other in the North London derby.