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 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 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 - QPRFC (27/12/16);
Brighton coasted to a comfortable 3-0 victory thanks to goals from Baldock, Murray and Anthony Knockaert.
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.
Bruno, Hunemeier, Dunk, Rosenior;
Knockaert, Stephens, Sidwell, Skalak;
QPR 1-2 Brighton