Premier League Teams Square off in Championship Derby

Published September 25, 2015 by Florin P

Premier League Teams Square off in Championship Derby

Fulham takes on a familiar Premier League foe in its bid to return to the first flight (7:45 p.m UK Time)

The Championship is arguably the most exciting second division in all European leagues and the one that attracts most fans. A match between Fulham and Queens Park Rangers is guaranteed to generate tremendous interest, as these two teams used to play in the Premier League. Both are trying to return to the first flight and they struggled in the first seven rounds, so the outcome of this match is critical.

Fulham Aims Fifth Win in a Row

Although there is no rivalry per se between these two teams, the fact that they met in the Premier League more often than in the Championship division speaks for itself. Fulham had no problem in dismantling the opponents when they had home pitch advantage and won all four games so far.

The most recent fixture was particularly intense as Queens Park Rangers scored twice and was on the verge of leveling the score in the final minutes of the game. They will try to avenge that narrow margin defeat and Bet365 Sports gives them a fair chance at 7/4 for an outright victory.

Queens Park Rangers Struggles Defensively

The visitors are four points ahead of Fulham, but the hosts have a game in hand and are clearly the team in better form. Queens Park Rangers allowed plenty of goals both at home and on the road despite facing week opponents and they are far from solving their defensive woes.

The Championship Derby against their London rivals will require a better performance from the backline and the starting formation will feature a single striker. Fulham is expected to take the initiative early on and aim for all three points, while Queens Park Rangers will gladly settle for a draw. The odds on the home side to prevail sit at 6/4 with Bet365 Sports while a draw is priced at 23/10.

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