Our prediction for this Championship match:
Swansea City will be looking to build on a 3-2 win over Preston when they take on Queens Park Rangers at Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium on Wednesday evening. The Swans have been scoring goals for fun at the start of the season and they are likely to adopt an attack-minded approach in the midweek fixture against the capital club as well. The Welsh outfit produce much better displays at home than on the travels, but considering that the Hoops failed to impress in a 2-0 loss to Bristol City at the weekend, we are tempted to put our money on the visitors.
A man to watch in the away team will be Borja Baston, who scored a brace in the 3-2 win over the Lilywhites on Matchday 3. Taking everything into account, the visitors are closer to picking up all three points from the match than the hosts.
Highlighted Player (Toni Leistner):
The 28-year-old central defender Toni Leistner spent the majority of his professional career playing in native Germany, before arriving to Queens Park Rangers in 2018. Having made his professional debut in 2008 for his boyhood club SC Borea Dresden, Leistner enjoyed a mixed spell at a hometown club Dynamo Dresden before he was shipped out on loan to Hallescher FC in 2013.
It wasn’t until he arrived at Union Berlin in 2014 that his true colours were beginning to show. Four years and 115 league matches later, a towering right-sided defender arrived in England as one of the best centre-backs in the German second tier over the past couple of years.
Aston Villa were reportedly among the clubs looking to bring Leistner during the summer of 2018 but ended up being beaten to the punch by QPR who made the German defender a new captain heading into the 2018/19 campaign.
Highlighted Team (Swansea):
Swansea City AFC is a Welsh football club from Swansea and is currently playing in the English Premier League. The biggest rival Swansea City is Cardiff City which is next to Swansea City the only football club from Wales that played in the PremierLeague.
Swansea City was founded in 1912 under the name ‘Swansea Town’. The first venue where Swansea City played was The Vetch Field. The club grew in members and fans and on 23th of July 2005 Swansea City opened the Liberty Stadium which holds a capacity of 21 000 supporters. The fans of Swansea City prefer to use the non-commercial name: White Rock Stadium.
In the history of Swansea City the club managed to win the Football League One twice and the Welsh Cup 10 times. So far the Welsh club didn’t win any prizes in the highest English divisions. Known players that wore the Swansea jersey are Lampard, Toshack, Martinez and Bony.