Our football match prediction:
Queens Park Rangers will be looking to build on a 2-1 win over Cardiff City when they face Barnsley at their Loftus Road in a midweek fixture. QPR’s Championship status is no longer in danger, but coach Ian Holloway must warn his men against complacency as they are only nine points clear of the relegation zone ahead of the visit of Barnsley. Anyhow, the capital club have been producing fine displays under the former Crystal Palace manager and we predict that they will extend their winning run at home to three matches. The Tykes failed to win previous three league games and considering that they are stuck in the middle of the Championship table, there is every chance the hosts will pick up all three points from Tuesday’s football match. It has to be noted that QPR emerged triumphant in six of last seven meetings with Barnsley in the English second tier.
Highligted Player (Conor Washington):
Conor Washington is a Northern Ireland international who began his senior career at St Ives Town. He scored 52 goals in 50 appearances for the club and in 2012 he joined Newport County. He was struggling to adapt to the new surroundings and, as a result, he netted no more than 5 goals in 39 appearances for the Rodney Parade outfit. In 2014 he signed a deal with Peterborough United and two years later he moved to Queens Park Rangers. He played just ten games for the Hoops in the 2015/2016 Championship campaign and he failed to open his goal-scoring account. Conor Washington is a striker who made his Northern Ireland debut on 24 March, 2016 and four days later his scored his first ever goal for the national team, in a 1-0 win over Slovenia at Windsor Park. The Northern Ireland footballer was eligible to play for Scotland through his mother. He was born in Chantham, Kent, England on 18 May, 1992.
Highlighted Team (Barnsley):
Barnsley are an English club nicknamed the Tykes. The club was founded in 1887 and it has to be noted that they spend more seasons in the Championship than any other club in the history. The Tykes played in the Sheffield and District League from 1890, but in 1895 they were part of the Midland League. Barnsley play their home games at Oakwell, the stadium that was built in 1887. The capacity of the stadium is 23,009 and it was opened back in 1888, just one year after the club’s foundation. The Tykes made it to the FA Cup final in 1910, but Newcastle United proved to be a big catch for the Oakwell outfit in the title game. Nonetheless, Barnsley won the FA Cup trophy in 1912 and that is considered the club’s biggest success. Barnsley defeated West Bromwich Albion in the two-legged tie (0-0, 1-0) to clinch the prestigious trophy for the first and only time in their history.