Our prediction for this Championship match:
Sheffield Wednesday did remarkably well to put an end to Huddersfield Town’s five-game winning run at the John Smith’s Stadium at the weekend, but they dropped two points in a 1-1 draw with relegation-threatened Cardiff City in midweek. The Owls are determined to return to the Premier League, but they need to keep on raising their form if they are to secure promotion to the English top flight. Sheffield Wednesday are after their fifth home win of the season, but seeing that their next rivals Queens Park Rangers have been in a fine form of late, we predict that the two teams are going to share the spoils at Hillsborough Stadium. No more than two points separate Sheffield Wednesday and QPR in the Championship standings, meaning that a close encounter appears on the cards. You should bear in mind that under 2.5 goals were scored in QPR’s last five league matches in the Championship.
Highlighted Player (Sam Hutchinson):
Sam Hutchinson is a defender who is capable of playing as both right and centre back. The English footballer, who was born on 3 August, 1989 is capable of playing as a defensive midfielder as well, but he doesn’t score too many goals. Hutchinson was born in Windsor, Berkshire and he began his youth career at Chelsea.
The defender made just five appearances for Chelsea and it has to be noted that he played on loan at Nottingham Forest, Vitesse and Sheffield Wednesday. On 23 May 2014 Chelsea released him, meaning that he was available for free transfer. Hutchinson signed a permanent deal with the Owls on 8 July, 2014.
The 182-cm-tall defender played 25 games for Sheffield Wednesday in the 2015/2016 Championship campaign, but he did not find the net for the Hillsborough outfit. Sam Hutchinson is married to Jennifer, who gave birth to their daughter. His father Eddie Hutchinson had a career in non-League football.
Highlighted Team (Queen Park Rangers):
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.