Middlesbrough vs Queens Park Rangers preview: How to watch, kick-off time, team news, predicted lineups and ones to watch 
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Middlesbrough are looking to win their first game in five when they host Queens Park Rangers, who make the long trip up North on Saturday afternoon. The R's, on the other hand, will look to win their sixth game in 10. 

Most recently, Middlesbrough travelled to Barnsley last weekend where they lost 2-0 at Oakwell Stadium. 

The Tykes scored twice in the second half to secure three vital points in their play-off push. Alex Mowatt scored first before Daryle Dike doubled the lead.  

On Tuesday, Rotherham United handed QPR a 3-1 defeat at the New York Stadium. Lyndon Dykes put the R's ahead before Freddie Ladapo scored a brace inside two minutes, 10 minutes later. 

Michael Smith sealed the three points in the dying stages to send QPR back to London without any points. 

Team news

Middlesbrough

Duo, Dale Fry and Marcus Tavernier, continue to deal with a muscle injury. 

Marcus Browne, Sam Morsey and Anfernee Dijksteel are out for the rest of the season.

Queens Park Rangers

Charlie Owens remains out for a couple more weeks as he carries a knee injury. 

Suffering with ligament injuries, Luke Amos and Tom Carroll are both out until May. 

Charlie Austin is suspended for another two games. 

Predicted lineups

Middlesbrough:

Bettinelli; Bola, Hall, McNair; Fisher; Howson, Saville, Kebano, Bola; Fletcher, Watmore.

Queens Park Rangers:

Dieng; Dickie, Cameron, Barbet, Kane; Ball, Johansen, Hamalainen; Willock, Bonne, Kelman. 

Ones to watch

Middlesbrough - Neeskens Kebano

Signing in January, the 28-year-old winger is a very skilful and brings a different dynamic style Boro' have been lacking. 

Kebano has the ability to change the game and has a good chance to be involved in any goal scored by Saturday's hosts.

Queens Park Rangers - Charlie Kelman

As Austin is ruled out due to suspension, Kelman was handed his first QPR start in the midweek against Rotherham. Last season, Kelman was Southend United's top goalscorer in League One as the Blues were relegated. 

The 19-year-old will be eager to impress Warburton if he is to start a second game in a row.

Previous meeting

Queens Park Rangers 1-1 Middlesbrough FC (20/10/2020)

Where to watch

UK residents will be able to watch the game live on Sky Sports (Red Button) on Saturday, April 17 with the game kicking off at 12:30 BST.

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