Our prediction for this EFL Cup match:
Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium will host Tuesday’s EFL game between Queens Park Rangers and Sunderland. QPR booked their place in the last 16 by beating Everton on penalties, and they are surely capable of matching the League One side at home ground. All Field, Owens, and Wallace are sidelined with injuries, while all Amos, Gray, and Willock are pushing for a start.
You should know that Queens Park are on a three-game winning run at home ground. The Black Cats, on the other hand, aim to bounce back from a heart-breaking loss to Charlton. Since Sunderland’s main goal is to return to secure promotion to the Championship, we are tempted to put our money on the Hoops. Defender Jordan Willis is sidelined through injury, but he should be the only absentee in the away team.
Highlighted Player (Tom Carroll):
Tom Carroll is a professional English footballer who plays for Swansea City as a midfielder. The 177-cm tall is a product of Tottenham football academy and it has to be noted that he made 27 appearances for Spurs at senior level, scoring one goal. He found the net in a 3-0 win over Norwich City in the 2015/2016 season.
After ending his loan spells with the likes of Leyton Orient, Derby County and Queens Park Rangers, Tom Carroll signed a permanent deal with the Swans in the winter of 2017. Tom Carroll has 17 caps for England U21 team, but he has yet to make his debut for the senior team.
His main position is central midfield, but he is capable of playing as both left and right midfielder as well. Tom Carroll’s preferred foot is left and his contract with the Welsh outfit should expire on June 30, 2020.
Highlighted Team (Sunderland):
Sunderland are a professional football club that have been playing their home games at the Stadium of Light since 1997. The capacity of the stadium is 49,000, but before expansion the original ground capacity was 42,000. Red and White shirts are Sunderland’s trademark and the club’s fiercest rivals are Newcastle United. The two local rivals have been contesting in the Tyne-Wear derby since 1898 and there have always been fireworks in what is one of the greatest derbies in English football. Sunderland were on the verge of dropping to the Championship in the 2015/2016 Premier League campaign, but experienced tactician Sam Allardyce eventually helped the team avoid relegation.
The Black Cats have won six First Division trophies (now the Premier League), with the team lifting two FA Cup titles. Sunderland won their first FA Cup trophy in 1937, with the team beating Preston North End 3-1 in the title game. The club was founded in 1879 as Sunderland and District Teachers A.F.C.