Our match prediction:
Following back-to-back defeats to the likes of Barnsley and Preston, Queens Park Rangers recorded a morale-boosting win at Wigan Athletic on Matchday 5. The Hoops retained their spot in top six and they will be looking to build on the victory when they welcome Blackburn Rovers at their Loftus Road Stadium on Saturday. QPR are a real force to be reckoned with at home and seeing that the Riversiders are stuck at the bottom in the Championship standings, home win appears on the horizon. Blackburn Rovers do not seem to be on the top of their game ahead of the trip to London and they are widely expected to return home empty-handed. Queens Park Rangers failed to beat Blackburn Rovers in previous ten meetings between the two teams, but the time has come for the Hoops to put an end to the negative trend and we predict that the capital club are going to emerge triumphant in Saturday’s football match.
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 (Blackburn Rovers):
Blackburn Rovers have been trying to return to the Premier League ever since they dropped to the Championship in 2012. The Riversiders compete in the English second tier and they play their home games at Ewood Park. Blackburn were founded back in 1875 and they are one of the founding members of the Football League (1888). Burnley are considered Blackburn’s main rivals and the two teams square off against each other in the East Lancashire derby. It has to be noted that Blackburn Burnley 7-1 in their first ever meeting in the East Lancashire Derby on 3 November, 1888. The Riversiders have won three First Division (Premier League) trophies (1911/1912, 1913/1914, 1994/1995). Blackburn Rovers have clinched six FA Cup titles as well. Speaking of the club’s European success, the Riversiders won the UEFA Intertoto Cup in 2007. The colour of Blackburn’s home kit is blue and white.