Our prediction for this Championship match:
Rotherham United and Queens Park Rangers, the two bottom-table sides, face each other at Aesseal New York Stadium in the Championship round 35. The Millers have been struggling to find their best form of late, but Saturday’s clash could be the turning point for the home team. Ireland striker Chiedozie Ogbene should keep his place in the starting XI after finding the net in a 1-1 draw with Swansea, while all Grant Hall, Sean Morrison, and Ben Wiles remain on the sidelines with injuries.
The Hoops, on the other hand, are on a four-game losing run in the English second tier, which is probably the main reason why home win should be considered. The likes of Ilias Chair, Ethan Laird, Chris Willock, Jake Clarke-Salter, and Leon Balogun are out of contention with injuries, speaking of the visiting team. In the first half of the season the two teams played out a 1-1 draw.
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 (QPR):
Queens Park Rangers are well known as QPR. The capital club was founded in 1886 and Loftus Road Stadium is QPR’s ground. Loftus Road Stadium was opened in 1904 and the capacity of the venue 18,439. However, it has to be noted that no less than 35,353 spectators watched the game between QPR and Leeds on 27 April, 1974.
The Hoops finished the 1975/1976 First Division campaign in second position in the standings, just behind champions Liverpool. This is considered the club’s biggest success, but Queens Park Rangers made it to the FA Cup final in 1982 as well.
QPR were beaten by fellow capital club Tottenham Hotspur in the title game, but they did well to lift the League Cup trophy in 1967. Queens Park’s main rivals are Brentford, Chelsea and Fulham, but other clubs based in London are considered QPR’s rivals as well. The colour of QPR’s shirts is blue and white.