QPR vs Bournemouth preview: How to watch, kick-off time, team news, predicted lineups and ones to watch
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Fresh from an impressive 2-1 victory over Brentford, Queens Park Rangers will hope to maintain their good form as they host Bournemouth in the Championship.

The Hoops have won four out of their last five league games and have looked a much improved team since Charlie Austin returned to the club on loan.

Bournemouth enjoyed a 1-0 win over Rotherham United in midweek and will hope to continue their push for promotion, despite not naming a full time replacement for former manager Jason Tindall.

Team news

Luke Amos and Charlie Owens remain long-term absentees for QPR.

Cherries captain Steve Cook will be missing following his adductor injury. Dominic Solanke and Jack Stacey will also be absent.

Predicted lineups

QPR:

Dieng; Barbet, Cameron, Dickie; Wallace, Johansen, Chair, Ball, Kane; Austin, Dykes.

Bournemouth:

Begovic; Rico, Kelly, Carter-Vickers, Smith; Billing, Wilshere, Lerma; Brooks, Long, Stanislas.  

Ones to watch

Charlie Austin

Austin's winner against Brentford in midweek was his 33rd goal in 50 home games. This is the most a QPR player has ever managed from that many appearances at Loftus Road, equalled only by Hoops legend Les Ferdinand.

Philip Billing

Philip Billing starred in Bournemouth's impressive FA Cup win over Burnley before being dropped to the bench in the club's 0-0 draw with Nottingham Forest. He returned to the starting lineup against Rotherham in the week and scored the only goal of the game in a 1-0 victory.

Previous meetings

The side's played out a dull 0-0 draw when they met earlier on in the season, the game being the first time the two teams had met since 2014 thanks to Bournemouth's recent Premier League status.

However, the last time the Cherries took a trip to Loftus Road – back in December 2013 – QPR ran out resounding 3-0 winners.

Last time out...

How to watch

This match will kick-off at 15:00 pm on Saturday the 20th of February and will be available to watch on each club's respective streaming service for £10. 

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