Our prediction for this Championship match:
Despite producing fine display in last three league fixtures, Sheffield Wednesday failed to book their place in the Championship play-offs. The Owls are eyeing their third consecutive win in the league and, no doubt, they want to finish the season in style. Sheffield Wednesday did well to beat Bristol City and Nottingham Forest in previous two home fixtures, which is surely giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of the visit of QPR.
The Hoops, on the other hand, managed to secure the Championship survival, but seeing that they are on a three-game losing run in the English second tier, we do not believe that the visitors are capable of spoiling Sheffield Wednesday’s party at Hillsborough Stadium. The Owls failed to beat the Hoops in previous three meetings between the two teams, but we believe that the time has come for the Hillsborough Stadium outfit to put an end to the negative trend.
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 (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.