QPR vs Hull City preview: How to watch, kick-off time, team news, predicted lineups and ones to watch
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Play-off hopefuls Queens Park Rangers look to get back on track after back to back losses as they host Hull City on Saturday afternoon at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium.  Kick-off is at 15:00 GMT.

QPR sit fourth in the table but after back to back losses to Barnsley and Millwall respectively they are now six points adrift of the automatic promotion places held by Bournemouth and Fulham.

Although the Tigers sit in 20th place, they are 12 points safe of the relegation zone and under new ownership are optimistic for their future.

Team news

QPR will be without their ever-present centre back, Robert Dickie at the weekend as he picked up his tenth booking of the season at Millwall meaning he is suspended for the R’s next two games.

Lee Wallace picked up a groin injury in their defeat on Tuesday night but Sam McCallum will be able to replace the Scotsman as he will return from injury after three months out.

Shota Arveladze confirmed in his pre-match press conference that the only new injury news was full back Lewie Coyle

The 26-year-old picked up the hamstring injury in Hull’s draw with Sheffield United midweek and will be out for a few weeks.

Mallik Wilks is now back training with the squad but it will be a last minute decision to see if he will be involved this weekend.

Goalkeeper Nathan Baxter will continue his recovery from a hand injury.

  • Predicted lineups

QPR: Marshall, Sanderson, Dunne, Barbet, Adomah, Field, Johansen, McCallum, Chair, Willock, Dykes

Hull City: Ingram, Elder, McLoughlin, Greaves, Fleming, Longman, Smallwood, Slater, Lewis-Potter, Honeyman, Eaves

Both teams come into this game with a similar record of late as neither side have won in their last four Championship games.

QPR’s last win came against Reading on 29 January as they ran out 4-0 winners.

Last time out the R’s lost 2-0 to Millwall as goals by Mason Bennett and Tyler Burey condemned the R’s to defeat in this London derby on Tuesday night.

Hull City fared better in midweek as they held an in form Sheffield United at Brammall Lane on Tuesday night.

This was a welcome point for the Tigers as they were coming off three losses in a row against Preston North End, Derby County and Fulham respectively. 

Ones to watch

Chris Willock has been a shining star this season for the Hoops, scoring seven goals and providing 10 assists.

The Hale End graduate struggled to find a home after leaving Arsenal with spells at Benfica and West Bromwich Albion but under Mark Warburton he has found that home at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium.

The winger will be hoping to help his side gain promotion this season as he hopes to realise the potential he had early on in his career with fellow brothers Joe Willock and Matty Willock.

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On the opposite side, Keane Lewis-Potter is another young attacker making strides this season.

The 20-year-old is Hull City’s top scorer this season with six goals and has played the most minutes alongside defender Jacob Greaves, illustrating his importance to his side.

The young Englishman is looking to follow in the footsteps of Jarrod Bowen who is now reaching new levels in the Premier League with West Ham United after breaking through at Hull.

Previous meetings

These teams last met on 14 August when QPR came out 0-3 winners at the MKM Stadium thanks to goals by Chris Willock, Lyndon Dykes and Robert Dickie.

George Moncur will be hoping he fairs better if he plays this weekend as he got sent off in the second half of that fixture.

Overall, the teams have played 54 times and Hull City have a narrow lead as they have won 19 of the games compared to QPR’s 18 wins.  The other 17 games ended in a draw.

Where to watch on TV

This game isn’t being broadcast live on TV but  fans abroad can view the game if they sign up to QPR+ through the official club website.

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