After an imminent fall from grace for Stoke City, they will be looking to cash in on the ill-form from side QPR as they head to the Loftus Road. The match schedules for 15th February with kickoff at 18:00 GMT.
Stoke City was given a front-row seat home defeat at the hands of Preston North End in a thrilling midweek mixture. In addition to the home loss, Michael O’Neill also saw three injuries from the match.
The side is currently 21 on the Championship table with 34 points while 4 points clear off the relegation side. The side has registered three wins in their last five matches. O’Neill has been under heavy criticism, especially after the home loss.
QPR, on the other underhand, is 17 on the table with 39 points. The side has been on a dip, failing to register a win in their last four matches.
However, Furlong has been quick to pick his side to make a comeback despite the losses. The side was held to a goalless draw at the Liberty Stadium against side Swansea City. The low-quality encounter sparks a debate over the form of the side.
QPR vs. Stoke City Head to Head
Both sides have met 14 times in league with Stoke City taking home six wins while QPR contends with four wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Stoke City 1-2 QPR
QPR 0-0 Stoke City
Stoke City 2-2 QPR
Stoke City 3-1 QPR
QPR 2-2 Stoke City
QPR 0-2 Stoke City
Stoke City 1-0 QPR
QPR 1-0 Stoke City
QPR Team News
Furlong will take advantage of the lack of injury woes in the side. Veteran defender Rangel came off their recent clash against the Swans to a standing ovation. The veteran defender has not been a common figure for the side.
There are a total of four players who are on the verge of a yellow card suspension. This includes a center back Yoann Barbet, defensive midfielder Geoff Cameron, defensive midfielder Luke Amos, and right-back, Rangel.
Stoke City Team News
The comeback of veteran and influential captain Ryan Shawcross from a broken fibula is still in doubet after developing calf and groin problems. This forced the loan move for Aston Villa talisman James Chester during the deadline of the transfer window. Chester made his debut during their clash against Charlton.
Prediction and Odds
Both teams have been on a dip of form, and we expect a low-quality Championship clash. However, Stoke City are likely to salvage from the form held by the side QPR.
Goals Under 2.5