QPRFC v BHAFC (7/4/17) | Match Preview

Brighton will be looking to return to the top of the table with a victory in London on Friday night; they face a QPR side who have been on the up since the last encounter back in December.

QPR News;

QPR will be without Jordan Cousins, but could welcome back Jack Robinson, otherwise its no new injury concerns for Ian Holloway. QPR lost 1-0 last time out to Aston Villa, thanks to an early goal from Jonathan Kodija. Idrissa Sylla is the leading scorer for the R’s with 8 goals this term.

Form; W, W, D, W, L, L

FACT; QPR haven’t kept a clean sheet at home since the 1-0 win over Bristol City back in October.

Brighton News;

Brighton are without Sam Baldock for the 3rd game in a row, as he recovers from a flute injury, but Lewis Dunk is available after he had to be subbed in Tuesday’s win with a sickness bug. The Seagulls won 3-1 in that game against Birmingham, thanks to goals from Glenn Murray, Tomer Hemed and Uwe Hunemeier, with Che Adams grabbing a consolation goal for the visitors. Murray now had 20 goals this season; the first time an Albion player has reached the landmark since Murray did it himself back in 2010/11.

Form; L, W, W, L, W, W

FACT; Brighton are unbeaten in their last 7 Championship games contested on a Friday (6W, 1D).

Last Time We Met: BHAFC [3]-[0] QPRFC (27/12/16);

Brighton coasted to a comfortable 3-0 victory thanks to goals from Baldock, Murray and Anthony Knockaert.

H-2-H;

Brighton have won 31 of the 78 meetings between the 2, with QPR winning 30. Brighton are unbeaten in the last 8 games against QPR (4W, 4D), and have kept 6 clean sheets during that period and scored 13 times.

Likely Line-Up;

Stockdale;

Bruno, Hunemeier, Dunk, Rosenior;

Knockaert, Stephens, Sidwell, Skalak;

Murray, Hemed;

Prediction;

QPR 1-2 Brighton

 

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