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QPR will be at bet365 Stadium on Saturday for the Championship clash with hosts Stoke City.
All Stoke City v QPR match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below - along with the latest match odds.
Stoke City go into this match following on from a 1-1 Championship tied result against Nottingham Forest.
In that match, Stoke City managed 39% possession and 10 shots on goal with 1 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Stoke City was Rabbi Matondo (27'). Nottingham Forest had 6 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. Lewis Grabban (50') was the scorer for Nottingham Forest.
Over their preceding six games, Michael O'Neill's Stoke City have hit the target a combined total of 6 times, an average number of goals per match equal to 1.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Stoke City:
- have not won against Queens Park Rangers in their last 5 matches in the league.
- have not won at home in their last 3 league matches.
Queens Park Rangers
Following on from being defeated in their last game at the hands of Norwich City in Championship competition, QPR will be aiming to make amends here.
In that game, Queens Park Rangers had 41% possession and 14 shots on goal with 5 on target. The scorer for Queens Park Rangers was Lyndon Dykes (71'). Norwich City had 19 attempts on goal with 7 of them on target. Xavi Quintillà (32'), Max Aarons (57') and Emiliano Buendía (82') scored for Norwich City.
Queens Park Rangers have attacked well in the lead-up to this encounter, having scored 10 goals in their previous 6 matches. Having said that, The R's can also improve defensively after being scored against in 5 of those same clashes. Having said that, we will just have to wait and see if such a trend might persist in this match or not.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Queens Park Rangers:
- have not been beaten by Stoke City in games played away from home for the previous 2 matches in the league.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 2 league matches away from home.
Head to head
An examination of their past head-to-head meetings going back to 31/01/2015 shows that Stoke City have won 1 of these games and QPR 2, with the tally of drawn games being 3.
An aggregate of 17 goals were shared by the two clubs throughout the course of those matches, with 8 of them for The Potters and 9 belonging to The R's. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.83.
The previous league fixture featuring the two was Championship match day 19 on 15/12/2020 which finished with the scoreline of Queens Park Rangers 0-0 Stoke City.
That day, Queens Park Rangers had 43% possession and 11 attempts at goal with 1 on target.
Stoke City got 6 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target.
The referee was Keith Stroud.
Team News: Stoke City
Joe Allen (Hamstring Injury) and Tyrese Campbell (Knee Injury) will not be taking part for Stoke boss Michael O'Neill.
Team News: QPR
In an otherwise healthy squad, there is just the sole fitness worry for the QPR gaffer Mark Warburton to be concerned about. Luke Amos (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) misses out for this game.
We’re of the opinion that QPR will likely be able to score against this Stoke City team, although it realistically won’t be as many as they will have scored against them.
We think that it’s going to be both teams to score in a 2-1 winning margin for Stoke City at the end of the match. It will be interesting to see how this one goes.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: bet365 Stadium (30,089)
Chairman: John Coates & Peter Coates
Manager: Michael O'Neill
Competitions: Championship position 13
⭐ Star Man: Nick Powell
Normally deployed in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Nick Powell was born in Crewe, England. Having made a first senior appearance for Crewe Alexandra in the 2010 - 2011 season, the dangerous Midfielder has scored a sum of 12 league goals in the Championship 2020 - 2021 campaign so far from a total of 38 appearances.