Our prediction for this Championship match:
Queens Park Rangers play host to Wigan Athletic at their Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium on day 5 of the 2019/2020 Championship campaign. The Hoops head into Saturday’s football game following back-to-back defeats, but the fact that the Latics are on a four-game losing run in all competitions ahead of the trip to London is surely giving home fans a reason for optimism.
QPR are determined to escape the danger zone in the Championship standings and we predict that they are going to find the net in the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium clash. Wigan failed to score in previous four games in all competitions and seeing that they are not regarded as good travelers, we predict that they are going to return home empty-handed from the trip to the English capital. In their last meeting in the Championship Wigan recorded a 2-1 win over QPR, meaning that the hosts are hungry for revenge.
Highlighted Player (Tomer Hemed):
Tomer Hemed started his senior career at Maccabi Haifa, with the Israeli attacker making his first-team debut in March, 2007. He came as a substitute in a 2-1 defeat to Bnei Yehuda and two months later he scored his first goal for the club, against Maccabi Herzliya.
On 21 June, 2011, Tomer Hemed signed a three-year contract with Spanish club Mallorca, where he spent three seasons. At the end of the 2013/2014 La Liga campaign, the Israeli striker joined Almeria and it has to be noted that he scored 8 goals in 35 appearances for the Segunda Division outfit. On 24 June, 2015 Hemed signed a three-year contract with Brighton for an undisclosed fee and he impressed in the 2015/2016 Championship campaign, scoring 17 goals for the Seagulls.
Speaking of his international career, Hemed made his Israel debut on 4 June in a 2-1 win over Latvia. Three months later the Brighton striker scored his first goal for the Israeli national team, but he failed help his teammates avoid defeat to Croatia (1-3).
Highlighted Team (Wigan):
Wigan Athletic are one of the winners of the English FA Cup. The Latics won the prestigious trophy in 2013, with the team upsetting Manchester City in the title game. This is considered the club’s biggest success, but it has to be noted that Wigan played in the UEFA Europa League in the 2013/2014 season.
Wigan have been playing their home games at the DW Stadium since 1999 and they had played at Springfield Park in the past. Chorley are considered Wigan’s fierce rivals, but the two teams last met in 1971, when they competed in the Northern Premier League. The likes of Preston North End, Bury, Oldham Athletic, Burnley and Blackburn Rovers are regarded as Wigan Athletic’s rivals as well.
The club was founded in 1932 and they competed in the English Premier League from 2005 to 2013. The colour of Wigan’s home kit is blue and white (stripes).