Our football match prediction:
Following back-to-back defeats to the likes of Blackburn Rovers and Huddersfield Town, Queens Park Rangers gave fans some cheer at the weekend as they rolled over Birmingham City at St. Andrew’s Stadium. The Hoops put an end to their five-game winless run in the Championship, but they need to keep on improving their game if they are to regain their spot in the top half of the standings. January signing Matt Smith found the net in the 4-1 win over Birmingham City, meaning that the opposition back-line should have him at bay. Wigan Athletic, on the other hand, played out a goalless draw with in-form Preston at the weekend and they will be looking to keep their third consecutive clean sheet in the league when they face QPR at Loftus Road in Tuesday’s football match. A low-scoring affair appears on the cards and we predict that the two teams will share the spoils in the postponed fixture.
Highlighted Player (Nedum Onuoha):
Nedum Onuoha was born in Warri, Nigeria on 12 November, 1986, but he was brought up in Manchester. He attended Xaverian College Manchester and he was a very good student. He was an outstanding junior sprinter as well and it has to be noted that he won the silver medal at the English School’s Athletics Association Junior 100 metres contest. Speaking of his football career, he began playing at Manchester City at age 18, scoring three goals in 95 league appearances for the Citizens. He spent the 2010/2011 season on loan at Sunderland and in 2012 he signed a four-and-a-half-year deal with Queens Park Rangers. Despite the fact that he was born in Nigeria, Onuoha was eligible to play for England and you should know that he has 20 caps for England U21 team. However, he was never given a senior England debut despite being really close on several occasions. Onuoha won the Championship play-offs with Queens Park Rangers in the 2013/2014 season.
Highlighted Team (Wigan Athletic):
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).