Watford vs QPR preview: How to watch, kick-off time, team news, predicted lineups and ones to watch
Tom Cleverley of Watford FC and his team mates walk out prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Millwall and Watford at The Den on January 26, 2021 in London, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Watford will be looking to go into midweek in the top two by beating Queens Park Rangers on Monday night.

The Hornets have only lost once in their last six in the league under new manager Xisco Munoz and they will be hoping to continue that run.

Meanwhile, QPR find themselves in 19th place, four points clear of the relegation zone. Pressure, however, has been eased on manager Mark Warburton, after they won two games in a row, before losing to Derby County last time out.

Team news

Watford may make one change from the draw at Millwall, with Joao Pedro pushing for a return in place of Andre Gray. Christian Kabasele is near making a return but is still a doubt.

Ben Foster, Tom Dele-Bashiru, Isaac Success and Stipe Perica are all injured so are unavailable, while Domingos Quina is close to securing a loan move to Spanish side Granada, so is unlikely to make an appearance.

QPR are now without winger Bright Osayi-Samuel after his move to Fenerbahce, who he had agreed to join in the summer, has now moved immediately.

Stefan Johansen could also be handed a first start for the club after joining on a loan deal from Fulham earlier in the week. Lee Wallace and Luke Amos are out injured.

Predicted lineups

Watford:

Bachmann; Femenia, Sierralta, Troost-Ekong, Masina, Chalobah, Cleverley, Hughes, Sarr, Pedro, Deeney.

QPR:

Dieng; Barbet, Dickie, Cameron, Kane, Hamalainen, Johansen, Ball, Chair, Bonne, Austin.

Ones to watch

Ismaila Sarr

With five goals and two assists so far, he may not have set the Championship alight like many thought he would this year, but he has still done well, good enough to continuously attract interest from clubs in the Premier League and around Europe. His pace and trickery can make him a nightmare for defences, and with the man only being 22 years of age, he has the potential to go far.

Rob Dickie

The Reading academy graduate has proved to be one of the positives from what has been a poor season for QPR so far. Joining in the summer from Oxford United for a fee believed to be around £2 million, he has been a great replacement for Grant Hall and has stepped up to this level from League One admirably.

Previous meetings

The last time these two sides was met was earlier in the season in November, with a late Ilias Chair equaliser securing a point for the hosts that day.

How to watch

This match will kick-off at 19:45 pm on Monday, February 1st, and is available to watch on Sky Sports Football.

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