Our prediction for this Championship match:
Watford will be aiming to extend their winning run at home ground to four games when they face QPR on Monday evening. The Hornets are eager to regain their spot in top two, and we are positive that they will go all guns blazing at the capital club. Even though the likes of Dele-Bashiru, Foster, Kabasele, Murray, Perica, Quina, and Success are sidelined with injuries, home win should be considered.
The Hoops, on the other hand, failed to impress in a 1-0 loss to Derby County, and given Watford’s impressive home record, we predict that the visitors are going to return to London empty-handed. The likes of Amos, Owens, and Wallace are all sidelined with injuries, but there are no suspended players in the away team. A man to keep an eye on in the home team will be Ismaila Sarr, who is likely to prove a handful for the opposition back-line.
Highlighted Player (Joao Pedro):
Joao Pedro played for Atletico Mineiro during his youth career and he made no less than 11 appearances for the club at senior level. The Brazilian footballer, who was born on 9 March, 1992 in Ipatinga, signed a deal with Palermo on 30 August, 2010 and he made his debut for the Sicilian outfit in the Serie A on 17 January, 2011.
He came as a substitute to replace Josip Ilicic in a 3-1 defeat to Cagliari. On 29 January, 2011 he joined Vitoria Guimaraes on loan and on 19 August he was loaned to Penarol of Uruguay. After ending his loan spell with the Uruguayan team, the Brazilian midfielder joined Santos and he played 10 games for the Brazilian team.
On 1 July he signed a contract with Estoril and he moved to Cagliari at the end of the season. Joao Pedro has 11 caps for Brazil U17 and he scored one goal for the national team.
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.