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QPR v Brighton - Match Preview

QPR
vs.
Brighton

Loftus Road

07/04/2017

19:45

On Sky

QPR are unbeaten in their last 11 games in all competitions against Brighton at Loftus Road (W5 D6), last losing in September 1957.

Brighton have gone eight matches without defeat against the west London side, winning four and drawing four.

Anthony Knockaert has had a hand in four goals in his last two games against QPR (three goals, one assist).

QPR haven`t kept a clean sheet at Loftus Road in the Championship since a 1-0 win over Bristol City in October.

Brighton are unbeaten in their last seven Championship fixtures contested on a Friday, winning six (D1).

QPR`s last nine Championship goals have all been scored at home.

Ian Holloway has never lost against Brighton at Loftus Road as QPR manager (W2 D2).

QPR have lost their last eight league games played on a Friday, conceding 16 goals and scoring just four.

Brighton have kept more clean sheets in league competition than any other top four tier side this season (20).

Matt Smith has scored in two of his last three appearances at Loftus Road for QPR.

Yeni N'Gbakoto has had a hand in four goals in his last three games at Loftus Road (two goals, two assists).

QPR Team News:

Jordan Cousins will miss the rest of the season after having surgery on a thigh injury.

Possible line up:

SMITHIES

FURLONG - ONUOHA - HALL - PERCH - BIDWELL

FREEMAN - LUONGO - WSZOLEK

SMITH - WASHINGTON


Player to watch: -

Brighton Team News:

Sebastian Pocognoli and Liam Rosenior are available after injury, but striker Sam Baldock is likely to remain out with a hamstring problem.

Possible line up:

STOCKDALE

BRUNO - HUNEMEIER - DUNK - BONG

KNOCKAERT - STEPHENS - KAYAL - MARCH

HEMED - MURRAY


Player to watch: -

Match Facts & Stats

HEAD 2 HEAD

QPR: 30
Brighton: 31
Draws: 17



LAST TIME OUT

Championship - 27/12/16
AMEX Stadium

Brighton 3 (Baldock, Murray, Knockaert)
QPR 0

Team: Smithies, Bidwell, Hall, Onuoha (sent off), Perch, Borysiuk (Mackie), Cousins (Sandro), Wszolek, Luongo, Ngbakoto (Kakay), Sylla.

Attendance: 30,176

Ref Watch:

Referee: Simon Hooper
Assistants: Daniel Robathan and Akil Howson
Fourth Official: Geoff Eltringham

Simon Hooper is the match official for tomorrow`s clash with the Seagulls. This season, Hooper has issued 132 yellow cards and 3 red cards in 37 games.

Match Prediction:


0-2 Brighton win

Next Fixture

Who: Bristol City
Where: Ashton Gate
When: 14/04/2017


Writer:JackSupple
Date:Thursday April 6 2017
Time: 3:40PM

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