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QPR make the trip to St. Andrew's on Friday for the Championship tie with hosts Coventry City.
View all of the Coventry City v QPR predictions, poll and stats below - as well as up-to-date odds.
Coventry City prepare for this game coming off the back of a 1-1 EFL Cup drawn result vs Gillingham.
In that game, Coventry City managed 66% possession and 12 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. The only player to score for Coventry City was Maxime Biamou (61'). At the other end, Gillingham had 8 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. Jordan Graham (90') was the scorer for Gillingham.
Coventry City haven’t been able to stop scoring goals, hitting the target every time they’ve gone out to play in their last 6 games.
They’ve totted up the amount of 6 during that period while seeing the number of goals scored against them stand at 4. We will see if that trend will be continued on in this game.
Analysis of their past results shows that Coventry City:
- have left without a victory over Queens Park Rangers in their previous 2 league matches.
- are undefeated in their previous 10 league matches at home. Visiting teams have certainly not had an easy time of it here.
Queens Park Rangers
QPR go into this encounter after a 2-0 Championship win to defeat Nottingham Forest in their last fixture.
In that game, Queens Park Rangers managed 48% possession and 9 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. For Queens Park Rangers, the goals were scored by Lyndon Dykes (54') and Ilias Chair (94').
Indicating their bias toward fruitful encounters, the back of the net has been hit 23 times in the last 6 matches in which Queens Park Rangers have taken to the field, yielding a mean average of 3.83 goals for each clash. Opposition teams have managed 12 of this grand total.
Analysis of their past results shows that Queens Park Rangers:
- have not been beaten in their last 2 away league matches.
- have not won away from home in their last 3 matches in the league.
Head to head
Looking at the statistics for their head to head duels going back to 20/09/2008, there is nothing to separate the two clubs with Coventry City winning 2 of those games, QPR 2 and 2 being drawn in normal time.
A combined sum of 13 goals were yielded between them in this period, with 6 from The Sky Blues and 7 being from The R's. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.17.
The previous league contest featuring these sides was Championship match day 28 on 23/01/2011 which ended up with the score at Queens Park Rangers 2-1 Coventry City.
The referee was Mark Haywood.
Team News: Coventry City
There is just a single fitness concern for the Coventry City gaffer Mark Robins to be concerned about thanks to an otherwise robust set of players. Wesley Jobello (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) will miss out.
We think that The Sky Blues look set to employ a 3-4-2-1 system this time, handing starts to Marko Marosi, Leo Østigard, Kyle McFadzean, Dominic Hyam, Ryan Giles, Jamie Allen, Gustavo Hamer, Josh Pask, Callum O'Hare, Jordan Shipley and Matt Godden.
Team News: QPR
Due to a completely healthy squad to pick from, QPR boss Mark Warburton has no fitness worries to report ahead of this game.
There’s a good chance that The R's seem likely to elect for a 4-2-3-1 system using Joe Lumley, Osman Kakay, Yoann Barbet, Robert Dickie, Lee Wallace, Thomas Carroll, Geoff Cameron, Bright Osayi-Samuel, Luke Amos, Ilias Chair and Lyndon Dykes.
We envisage that QPR and Coventry City may well find themselves both scoring in what promises to be a very even battle here.
We’ll see, but this looks like it could end up all-square. Therefore, we predict a tight encounter, finishing with a 1-1 score draw at the end of the 90 minutes.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: St. Andrew's (29,409)
Captain: Liam Kelly
Chairman: Tim Fisher
Manager: Mark Robins
Competitions: Championship position 14, League Cup (Second Round)