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QPR v Barnsley - Match Preview

QPR
vs.
Barnsley

Loftus Road

07/03/2017

19:45

QPR have lost just one of their last seven league games against Barnsley (W6), however that sole defeat came in this season`s reverse fixture at Oakwell (2-3).

Barnsley are winless on their last 22 league trips to face QPR (D3 L19), failing to keep a clean sheet in all 22 games.

Barnsley are one of just four clubs (alongside Wolves, Wigan and Newcastle) to have won more points away from home this season than at home (26 away, 24 at home).

QPR have scored the joint-fewest first half goals in the Championship this season (13).

No Championship team has conceded more goals from corners than Barnsley (10).

Barnsley have scored a league-high 16 headed goals in the Championship this term.

Only Jonathan Kodjia (6) has hit the woodwork more times in the Championship this term than Conor Washington (4).

QPR have won three of their last four Championship games, this after winning just three of the previous 14.

QPR Team News:

Luke Freeman returns from suspension, while Ryan Manning is vying for a start.

Possible line up:

SMITHIES

FURLONG - ONUOHA - LYNCH - BIDWELL

MANNING - HALL - FREEMAN

WSZOLEK - SMITH - WASHINGTON


Player to watch: -

Barnsley Team News:

Paul Heckingbottom has no new injury or suspension concerns.

Possible line up:

DAVIES

JONES - ROBERTS - MACDONALD - YIADOM

HAMMILL - JAMES - SCOWEN - WATKINS

BRADSHAW - ARMSTRONG


Player to watch: -

Match Facts & Stats

HEAD 2 HEAD

QPR: 26
Barnsley: 15
Draws: 10



LAST TIME OUT

Championship - 17/08/16
Oakwell

Barnsley 3 (Watkins, Hourihane, Scowen)
QPR 2 (Chery, Polter)

Team: Smithies, Bidwell, Hall (sent off), Onuoha, Caulker, Cousins (Washington), Chery, Henry, Luongo, Polter, Ngbakoto (El Khayati).

Attendance: 11,613

Ref Watch:

Referee: Tony Harrington
Assistants: Nigel Lugg and Robert Hyde
Fourth Official: Nicholas Kinseley

Tony Harrington is the match official for tomorrow`s clash with the Tykes. This season, Harrington has issued 105 yellow cards and 2 red cards in 28 games.

Match Prediction:


2-2 Washington & Smith to score

Next Fixture

Who: Leeds
Where: Elland Road
When: 11/03/2017


Writer:JackSupple
Date:Monday March 6 2017
Time: 4:11PM

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