Sheffield United take on the visitors QPR in the round match of English Championship. The match will be played on Tuesday, April 5th at Bramall Lane (Sheffield).
Sheffield United still have a chance to return to the country’s top division. The Blades managed to break into the Premier League in 2019, and had a strong first year. But then there was the classic «syndrome of the 2nd season», with the final 20th, the last place in the Premier League, and an early confirmed relegation. Not everything is working out now, and it was not in vain that the manager was changed in November: they fired Jokanovic and returned Heckingbottom, who had already been in charge before and it helped. The team lacks consistency but still it looks quite on par with its competitors. Although 0-1 with Stoke is a clear setback that cost a place in the top 6 and not Blackburn with Middlesbrough are one point ahead.
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Queens Park Rangers also remembered for playing in the Premier League. But for a long time, there was not enough strength to return there. But recent years have been quite mediocre in the performance of the London club. In the 2020/2021 draw, for example, they managed to gain only 68 points and take a rather modest 9th place. But in the new championship, Mark Warburton’s men looked quite good for a long time. Things turned bitter in February, and especially in March. Of the 5 matches before the international break, the Hoops lost 4, defeating only Luton, and even there the score was 2-1 thanks to a late decisive goal. Against this backdrop, it should come as no surprise that April began with a new defeat against Fulham, the division leader. 0-2 against Fulham have already become the 5th out of last 6 matches of the Championship when QPR didn’t score.
Sheffield United have played quite well lately against QPR. However, after the 2018/2019 season in the Championship, the teams did not intersect with each other for a long time. Then, by the way, both times the «Blades» were stronger. Both clubs played poorly in the last round. But the whole QPR crisis looks deeper – suppose you place a bet that Sheffield United will win this meeting.