Our prediction for this Championship match:
QPR play host to Preston at their Loftus Road in the Championship round 40. The Hoops aim to put an end to their three-game losing run, and they are likely to fight tooth and nail against Preston. Both Osman Kakay and Jake Clarke-Salter are sidelined through injuries, but there are no suspended players in the home team. Ilias Chair is widely expected to return to the starting XI.
The Lilywhites, on the other hand, quickly bounced back from a heavy 4-0 loss to Middlesbrough, with the team beating Blackpool 3-1 in their last league match. Preston are eager to stay in the playoffs race, and we predict that they will take advantage of QPR’s poor form. Bambo Diaby is back from suspension, while Ched Evans remains in the recovery room. In the first half of the season QPR defeated Preston 1-0, meaning that the visitors are hungry for revenge.
Highlighted Player (Jordan Archer):
Jordan Archer is an English goalkeeper who plays for Millwall in the Championship. Archer started his career in the youth team of Charlton Athletic and he moved to Tottenham Hotspur football academy in 2009. However, he did not see a first-team football at White Hart Lane as he was inmeditely sent on loan to Harrow Bourough (2011).
After ending his loan spells with the likes of Bishop’s Storford, Wycombe Wanderers and Northampton he signed a loan deal with Millwall in 2015 and he was soon offered a permanent contract with the capital club. Jordan Archer made 39 appearances for the Lions in the 2016/2017 League One campaign and it has to be noted that he managed to keep 11 clean sheets n the process.
Millwall secured promotion to the Championship at the end of the season as they defeated Bradford City in the final of the League One play-offs. Jordan Archer was born in Walthamstow, England on April 12, 1993.
Highlighted Team (Preston):
Preston North End or Preston were founded in 1880. The Lilywhites or the Invincibles play their home games at Deepdale, the stadium that was built in 1875 and opened three years later.
In 1889 Preston won their first FA Cup trophy and they did well to beat Huddersfield Town in the final of the 1938 FA Cup final. However, the club’s biggest success came in 1889 and 1890 when they won back-to-back domestic trophies (First Division).
Preston have yet to win the League Cup title, but they were runners-up in 1888, 1922, 1937, 1954, 1964. Preston’s main rivals are Blackpool and the two teams square off against each other in the West Lancashire derby. In their first ever meeting in the West Lancashire derby (1901) Preston recorded a 4-1 win over Blackpool.
Burnley and Blackburn Rovers are considered Preston’s big rivals as well. The colour of Preston’s shirts is white and they wear dark blue shorts.