A win for Queens Park Rangers on Saturday could lift them back into the automatic promotion places of the Championship as Carlos Corberan’s West Bromwich Albion visit West London with kickoff at 6 pm.
QPR are in a slump after two away games against Birmingham City and Norwich City. However, QPR have had a good start to the season under first-time manager Michael Beale.
The team is currently sitting fourth in the league and only two points off Blackburn Rovers in second place.
QPR now face two home matches in the space of four days before heading to Coventry City for their final fixture before the World Cup break, and Chris Willock will return to action after five games sidelined with a hamstring injury.
After 18 months of misery, West Brom have finally got back to winning ways, beating Blackpool in an important and unexpected match that lifted the Baggies off the bottom of the Championship.
A late goal from Okay Yokuslu sealed a first win for new boss Pepe Corberan and lifted West Brom out of the relegation zone for at least a few days.
The club now look forward to their next match against Chelsea on Saturday, which will be another crucial game in their fight to avoid relegation from England’s second division.
QPR vs. West Brom Head to Head
Both sides have 17 games against each other with the hosts taking five wins while the visitors with eight wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
- Norwich 0-0 QPR
- Birmingham 2-0 QPR
- QPR 2-1 Wigan
- QPR 2-0 Cardiff
- West Brom 1-0 Blackpool
- West Brom 0-2 Sheffield United
- Millwall 2-1 West Brom
- West Brom 0-2 Bristol City
QPR Team News
QPR will be without the services of both Jake Clarke-Salter and Tyler Roberts until after the World Cup following injuries they picked up in their side’s recent loss at Birmingham. Arsenal loanee Ovie Ejaria is surely set to start for Rangers here as Beale’s men aim to avoid going three games without a win.
West Brom Team News
West Brom forward Karlan Grant, who has suffered several injuries this season, might be out for Saturday’s match against Watford after receiving a kick to the ankle during Tuesday’s game against Blackpool. The injury occurred in the second half of the match and forced the player off the field.
Prediction and Odds
The win against Blackpool on Tuesday will give Corberan’s Baggies a huge boost of confidence, but we are expecting them to fall short against Beale’s R’s.
- Home Win
- Goals Under 2.5
- No Score: Away