Queens Park Rangers vs Sunderland Match Analysis & Prediction
14/02/2023 10:45 pm
Aiming to put an end to their eight-game winless run in the Championship, Queens Park Rangers welcome Sunderland to Loftus Road on Tuesday.
The hosts have dropped down to 16th place following their tough spell, while the visitors sit just a single point outside of the playoff spots.
After making a positive start to the season and establishing themselves in the fight for playoff spots at the top end of the Championship table, QPR have had a much tougher time in recent months, having managed a single victory and nine points from their last 15 league matches.
That one victory came shortly after the return to action from the World Cup break against Preston North End in December, and the Hoops have gone eight matches without another three-point haul since, drawing five of those and suffering three defeats.
Following a 3-0 defeat to Hull City and a 1-1 draw away at strugglers Huddersfield Town, QPR were most recently in action at home to Millwall at the weekend, when they lost 2-1 in front of their fans.
QPR have now dropped to 16th place as a result of their slump with pressure building on Neil Critchley, but with 12th-placed Preston North End just a single point better off, while their seventh-placed opponents only lead by six points, the Hoops will know that they can get their campaign back on track if they can put a run of results together starting on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, Sunderland will aim to continue their positive run of form and climb into the top six on Tuesday, having bagged four wins and 15 points in their last eight Championship matches.
Following a 2-0 victory over Middlesbrough, Sunderland played out successive 1-1 draws with Fulham and Millwall in the FA Cup and Championship respectively, before welcoming the former to the Stadium of Light for their fourth-round replay and losing 3-2.
Tony Mowbray’s side returned to Championship action on Saturday when they played host to Reading, and Patrick Roberts scored the only goal of the game in the 84th minute to ensure they collected another three points and made it three league matches unbeaten.
That result saw Sunderland leapfrog West Brom and Blackburn Rovers in the playoff race and move up to seventh place in their bid for a second straight promotion this season, and they now find themselves just one point behind Watford and Millwall in the top six, with a game in hand on the former.
Queens Park Rangers vs. Sunderland Head to head
In the 29 previous meetings between these two teams across all competitions, QPR have claimed nine victories while Sunderland have won 12, and they have drawn in eight. Sunderland have scored 36 goals and conceded 35 in the process.
21/09/2016Queens Park Rangers1Sunderland2EFL Cup
14/10/2017Sunderland1Queens Park Rangers1Championship
10/03/2018Queens Park Rangers1Sunderland0Championship
26/10/2021Queens Park Rangers0Sunderland0(P)EFL Cup
13/08/2022Sunderland2Queens Park Rangers2Championship
Queens Park Rangers Team News
QPR are set to remain without forward Lyndon Dykes through injury, and Chris Martin could come in from the start in his absence to lead the line alongside Jamal Lowe, after scoring on his debut in the eventual defeat to Millwall.
Alongside defender Leon Balogun, they should also be missing key creative midfielder Chris Willock, who was forced off the picth six minutes into his substittute appearance at the weekend.
Queens Park Rangers's Last 5 Matches
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21/01/2023Queens Park Rangers1Swansea City1Championship
28/01/2023Hull City3Queens Park Rangers0Championship
04/02/2023Huddersfield Town1Queens Park Rangers1Championship
11/02/2023Queens Park Rangers1Millwall2Championship
Sunderland Team News
Sunderland continue to miss key forward Ross Stewart, who is set to be out for the remainder of the season through injury.
Without Stewart to spearhead the attack, their line should again be led by Joe Gelhardt, who arrived on loan from Leeds United in the January transfer window, with support to be provided by Patrick Roberts, Jack Clarke and Manchester United loanee Amad Diallo.
Sunderland's Last 5 Matches
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