Our prediction for this Championship match:
QPR will be looking to bounce back from a 2-1 loss to Sheffield Wednesday when they face Southampton in the Championship round 23. The Hoops are desperate to escape the danger zone and we are positive they will go all guns blazing at the Saints. Scotland forward Lyndon Dykes is widely expected to return to the starting XI, while both Jack Colback and Morgan Fox are out of contention through injuries.
The Saints, on the other hand, showcased their worth in a 4-0 victory over Blackburn Rovers and given QPR’s poor display against the Owls, we predict that the visiting team will emerge triumphant in Saturday’s encounter. The likes of Ross Stewart, Kamaldeen Sulemana, and Juan Larios should miss out with injuries for the away team. In their last encounter in the English second tier Southampton defeated Queens Park Rangers 2-1 and we predict that history is going to repeat itself.
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 (Southampton):
Southampton are an English football club that have been playing their home games at St Mary's Stadium since 2001. The Saints were based at The Dell in the past and the capacity of Southampton’s new stadium is 32,505. Southampton wear red and white striped shirts and the colour of the team’s away kit is navy and green.
The Saints have yet to win the Premier League trophy, but they did well to clinch the FA Cup title back in 1976, while participating in the final of the prestigious competition in 1900, 1902 and 2003. Southampton outplayed Manchester United in the 1976 FA Cup final and that is probably the club’s greatest victory ever.
The club are well known for their football academy and Real Madrid superstar Gareth Bale is one of the players who began their football carrier at the St. Mary’s Stadium outfit. Southampton’s fiercest rivals are Portsmouth and the two teams square off against each other in the South Coast Derby.