Our match prediction:
Queens Park Rangers play host to Leeds United in the opening match of Sunday’s program. The Hoops finished the last season in 12th place in the standings and it remains to be seen if they are going to improve their game in the upcoming season. The capital club play well at their Loftus Road Stadium and considering that Dutch tactician Hasselbaink can count on a number of top-class players, we predict that the hosts are going to find the net in Sunday’s football match. Leeds United, on the other hand, often struggle on the travels and despite the fact that they defeated Atalanta in their final warm-up game, there is every chance the visitors will return home empty-handed. In their last meeting at Loftus Road Stadium QPR recorded a 1-0 win over the Whites and we would not be surprised if history repeats itself. A man to watch in the home side will be pacey winger Tjaronn Chery, who scored 10 goals last season.
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 (Leeds United):
Leeds United are one of the clubs that won the FA Cup. The Whites outplayed Arsenal in the final of the prestigious competition back in 1972, but they clinched the League Cup trophy as well. Leeds United faced the Gunners in the 1967/1968 League Cup final and it has to be noted that Terry Cooper scored the winner for the Whites. Leeds play their home games at Elland Road and the capacity of the stadium is 37,914. The club was founded in 1919 and they have won three First Division (Premier League) trophies ever since (1968/1969, 1973/1974, 1991/1992). Leeds United made it to the Champions League final in 1975, but they were beaten by Bayern Munich in the title clash. The Whites were impressive under David O’Leary. The likes of Jonathan Woodgate, Lee Bowyer, Harry Kewell, Mark Viduka and Ian Harte were part of the Elland Road outfit back then and they did well to reach the semis of the Champions League in 2001.