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QPR v Burton - Match Preview

QPR
vs.
Burton

Loftus Road

28/01/2017

15:00

This is the first ever meeting between QPR and Burton at Loftus Road.

Burton are unbeaten in their two previous meetings with the Hoops, winning one and drawing one.

After a run of six straight league defeats, QPR are unbeaten in their last four (W3 D1).

The Brewers have failed to score in their last three league games (L3). They`ve not gone four without a goal since March 2012 (a run of five).

After beating Leeds 3-0 on the opening day of the season, the Hoops have failed to score more than twice in any of their subsequent 26 league games.

Burton have won just one of their last 15 away league games (D6 L8).

Alex Smithies has saved 6 of the 10 penalties he has faced as QPR goalkeeper, with only 3 going in (one hit the post).

Since the start of last season, Smithies has saved more penalties than any other goalkeeper in the top four tiers of English football (6).

QPR have kept just one clean sheet in their last 14 league games.

Ryan Manning has been involved in a goal in each of his last two appearances (one goal, one assist).

QPR Team News:

Steven Caulker (hip) and Jack Robinson (hamstring) are out.

Possible line up:

SMITHIES

FURLONG - ONUOHA - LYNCH - BIDWELL

MANNING - HALL - LUONGO

WSZOLEK - SYLLA - MACKIE


Player to watch: -

Burton Team News:

Jackson Irvine (groin) may return after a groin injury and Will Miller (hamstring) is fit, but striker Luke Varney is still out.

Possible line up:

MCLAUGHLIN

BRAYFORD - MCFADZEAN - TURNER - FLANAGAN

AKINS - PALMER - NAYLOR - IRVINE - DYER

SORDELL



Player to watch: -

Match Facts & Stats

HEAD 2 HEAD

QPR: 0
Burton: 1
Draws: 1



LAST TIME OUT

Championship - 27/09/16
Pirelli Stadium

Burton 1 (Ward)
QPR 1 (Polter)

Team: Smithies, Bidwell (Lynch), Hall, Onuoha, Caulker, Borysiuk (Polter), Chery, Wszolek, Henry, Luongo, Washington.

Attendance: 3,725

Ref Watch:

Referee: Geoff Eltringham
Assistants: John Flynn and Daniel Robathan
Fourth Official: Graham Horwood

Geoff Eltringham is the match official for Saturday`s clash with the Brewers. This season, Eltringham has issued 79 yellow cards and 4 red cards in 25 games.

Match Prediction:


2-1 QPR win

Next Fixture

Who: Newcastle
Where: St. James` Park
When: 01/02/2017


Writer:JackSupple
Date:Friday January 27 2017
Time: 3:54PM

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