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QPR v Nottm Forest - Match Preview

QPR
vs.
Nottm Forest

Loftus Road

29/04/2017

15:00

QPR have won one of their last 10 league games against Forest (D6 L3), a 5-2 hammering in April 2014.

Forest have kept just one clean sheet in their last 12 league visits to Loftus Road against QPR, with Dave Beasant keeping one in a 1-0 win in January 1998.

Ian Holloway has lost one of his last 12 meetings with Nottingham Forest (including play-offs), winning seven and drawing four.

QPR have lost six consecutive league games on two separate occasions in a single season for the first time in their history.

The R`s have also lost 10 league games at Loftus Road this term (a joint-club record with 1968/69 and 1949/50) - they`ve never lost 11 in a single season at home.

Forest are winless in their last 12 away league games (D3 L9); they haven`t gone 13 without a win since February 2006.

Nottm Forest have yet to lose when Britt Assombalonga has found the net this term (W6 D2). Indeed, the striker has netted three goals in his last three league starts.

QPR have won just 10% of the Championship games Grant Hall has missed this season, compared to 38% when he`s played.

None of QPR`s last 35 home league games have ended goalless - the last 10 have seen both sides score.

Only David Edwards (127) has made more tackles in the Championship this season than Massimo Luongo (115).

QPR Team News:

QPR may be without Grant Hall, who has tendonitis.

Possible line up:

SMITHIES

FURLONG - ONUOHA - LYNCH - ROBINSON

LUONGO - MANNING - FREEMAN

LUA LUA - SMITH - WASHINGTON


Player to watch: -

Nottm Forest Team News:

Zach Clough has recovered from a niggle, but Jack Hobbs may still not be ready after his recent injury problems.

Possible line up:

SMITH

LICHAJ - WORRALL - MANCIENNE - FOX

BRERETON - COHEN - VAUGHAN - OSBORN - CARAYOL

ASSOMBALONGA


Player to watch: -

Match Facts & Stats

HEAD 2 HEAD

QPR : 15
Nottingham Forest: 28
Draws: 21



LAST TIME OUT

Championship - 05/11/16
City Ground

Nottm Forest 1 (Assombalonga)
QPR 1 (Sylla)

Team: Smithies, Onuoha, Hall, Robinson (El Khayati), Perch, Cousins, Chery, Wszolek (Shodipo), Henry (sent off), Washington (Sylla), Polter.

Attendance: 20,043

Ref Watch:

Referee: James Linington
Assistants: Daniel Robathan and Robert Merchant
Fourth Official: Robert Whitton

James Linington is the match official for Saturday`s crunch clash with the Tricky Trees. This season, Linington has issued 140 yellow cards and 4 red cards in 33 games.

Match Prediction:


2-1 Home win

Next Fixture

Who: Norwich
Where: Carrow Road
When: 07/05/2017


Writer:JackSupple
Date:Friday April 28 2017
Time: 1:35PM

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