Our football match prediction:
Wednesday’s football match at Loftus Road Stadium pits together QPR and Derby County, the two teams with entirely different ambitions in the 2016/2017 season. The Rams are eyeing promotion to the Premier League, while the Hoops are eager to secure the Championship survival. The capital club suffered a shocking 1-0 loss to rock-bottom Rotherham United at the weekend and it has to be noted that they are on a three-game losing run in the league ahead of the visit of Derby. The Rams did not make a flying start to the season, but they have been producing outstanding showings in the Championship of late and we predict that the visitors will extend their winning run to seven games on Wednesday evening. Steve McClaren’s men have been impressive at the back in recent weeks and we would not be surprised if they manage to keep their fifth consecutive clean sheet.
Highlighted 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 (Derby County):
Derby County are one of the 12 founder members of the Football League. However, nowadays the Rams compete in the Championship and they play their home matches at Pride Park Stadium. Derby County have won the two trophies in the English top flight (1971/1972, 1974/1975), with the team lifting the FA Cup trophy just after the World War II (1946). Derby’s main rivals are Nottingham Forest, Leicester City and Leeds United, but the rivalry between Forest and Derby is regarded as the biggest one. The two teams take on each other in the East Midlands derby. The colour of Derby’s shirts is white, whilst their shorts are black. It has to be noted that the club was founded in 1884 by William Morley. The Rams competed in the European competitions four times, but they did not record a notable result in the European Cups. The club’s chairman is Mel Morris.