Our prediction for this Championship match:
After dropping two points in a 1-1 draw with Birmingham City, Sheffield United will look to return to winning ways when they take on Queens Park Rangers on Tuesday. The Blades are eager to retain top position, but keep in mind that all Anel Ahmedhodzic, Max Lowe, Ben Osborn, John Fleck, Ciaran Clark, Jack Robinson, and Jack O’Connell have been struggling with injuries of late. Experienced attacker Billy Sharp is pushing for a recall to the starting XI.
The Hoops, on the other hand, proved their worth in a 2-1 win over Bristol City, with the team climbing to the playoffs berth, but given their three-game losing run at Bramall Lane, we are tempted to put our money on the league leaders this time out. As for the visiting team, both Robert Dickie and Taylor Richards are sidelined with injuries.
Highlighted Player (Ben Osborn):
Ben Osborn is an English footballer who plays for Nottingham Forest as a midfielder. Osborn was born in Derby (England) on August 5, 1994 and he started his youth career at his hometown club Derby County. In 2003 he moved to Nottingham Forest and after spending ten years at their football academy Osborn made his first-team debut for the Reds.
He made his debut on March 29, 2014 in a 1-1 draw with Ipswich Town and he has been playing for the City Ground Stadium outfit ever since. Ben Osborn has one cap for England U20 team and he played for England U19 and England U18 teams in the past as well.
It has to be noted that the Nottingham Forest midfielder scored four goals, while providing seven assists for his teammates in the 2016/2017 Championship season. His main position is left midfield, but he is capable of playing as both central and attacking midfielder as well. Ben Osborn’s preferred foot is left.
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.