Two teams will be looking to overcome their defeats on Boxing Day lock horns this week in the Championship. Norwich City will play host to QPR at Carrow Road on Tuesday with kickoff at 10:45 pm.
Table-topping Canaries fell for a 1-0 defeat to Watford City while struggling QPR continue their poor run of form with a 2-0 defeat to Swansea City.
The Canaries put of Boxing Day performance against Watford with double shots on target and most possession. However, things turned sour for Xisco’s Munoz’s first game in charge of the Hornets at Vicarage Road.
The loss to Watford brought the side’s five unbeaten streaks to an end. However, the side remains at the top of the table with four points clear of the second side Swansea City. The Canaries have three successive fixtures to look forward to. Their home record has been impressed with their last home defeat back in October.
Daniel Farke’s side needs to improve their defensive record with only one clean sheet in their last nine league matches. It gives hope for a QPR side that has struggled with confidence in front of goal late with only one goal in their last four matches.
The Rangers are currently on an eight winless streak in the Championship, who currently sit only four points above the relegation zone in 19th position.
Norwich City vs. QPR Head to Head
Both sides have 19 games against each other, with Norwich taking home 11 wins while QPR with four wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Watford 1-0 Norwich
Norwich 2-0 Cardiff
Reading 1-2 Norwich
Blackburn Rovers 1-2 Norwich
Norwich 1-2 Birmingham City
QPR 0-2 Swansea City
Wycombe Wanderers 1-1 QPR
QPR 1-1 Stoke City
Millwall 1-1 QPR
Huddersfield 2-0 QPR
Norwich City Team News
Kieran Dowell earned his first start during Boxing Day following his ankle injury, but Farke might decide to ease the midfielder after three months without action. Mario Vrancic looks like the set candidate to replace Dowell. Ben Gibson could be called in defense. Lukas Rupp came on as a substitute in the closing minutes at Vicarage Road, but many start on the bench again.
QPR Team News
Mark Warburton could call on Bright Osayi-Samuel and Albert Adomah into the starting XI with hopes of increasing an attacking output. Osman Kakay, Lee Wallace, Charlie Owens, and Luke Amos remain unavailable.
Prediction and Odds
Following their Boxing Day defeat, Norwich will be sure to return to winning ways against a Rangers side low on scoring.
Goals Under 2.5
Away: No Score