Our prediction for this Championship match:
Sheffield United will be aiming to climb to the playoffs berth when they host QPR to their Bramall Lane in a postponed Championship game. The Blades have been having their ups and downs of late, with the team sharing the spoils with Blackpool, beating Barnsley, while losing to Stoke City. All David McGoldrick, Chris Basham, Jayden Bogle, Jack O’Connell, Rhian Brewster, Billy Sharp, Charlie Goode, and Oliver McBurnie should miss out with injuries.
The Hoops, on the other hand, suffered a dip in form, and given their three-game losing run, we believe that punters from all around the globe can find value in betting on the home team. As for the visiting side, the likes of Andre Gray, Seny Dieng, Chris Willock, and David Marshall should miss out with injuries, but there are no suspended players ahead of the trip to Sheffield.
Highlighted Player (Conor Hourihane):
Conor Hourihane is an Irish footballer who plays for Barnsley. The midfielder was born on 2 February, 1991 and he started his youth career at Premier League club Sunderland. In 2011 he joined Plymouth Argyle and he spent three years at Home Park.
After scoring 15 goals in 125 appearances for the Pilgrims in 2014 Hourihane decided to take next big step in his career. On 23 June he signed a three-year deal with Barnsley for a fee of £250,000. In August he won the League One Player of the Month award and, no doubt, he made a flying start to his Barnsley career. Hourihane made 46 appearances for the Tykes in the 2014/2015 League One campaign, scoring 15 goals and he certainly helped the team return to the Championship.
The Irish midfielder has eight caps for the U-21 team. His main position is central midfield, but he is capable of playing as defensive and left midfielder as well. Conor Hourihane is a right-footed footballer.
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.