Sunderland are hoping to build on an excellent win last time out as they face Queens Park Rangers in the EFL Championship this weekend.
Queens Park Rangers currently sit 17th in the EFL Championship this weekend with two wins and three losses from their first five games of the campaign.
It's been a fairly mixed bag for Gareth Ainsworth's side this season having gained a couple of big wins amongst a number of defeats than exceeds what they would've hoped for.
After they were subjected to a 4-0 hammering at Vicarage Road on the opening day, QPR rebounded with a 2-1 win at Cardiff City last time out before falling to successive losses against Ipswich Town, 0-1, and Southampton, 2-1, before claiming a 2-0 win away at Middlesbrough last time out.
The win over Middlesbrough was a huge one for The Hoops given it came against a fellow struggler with goals from Andre Dozzell and Jack Colback enough to secure the three points for the visiting side.
QPR have still been far from convincing so far and they have a way to go before they can be involved in conversations not pertaining to a relegation battle, but the fact they shown an adeptness for beating sides in and around the relegation zone is a huge positive.
They're facing a Sunderland side laden with quality here so they'll have to be on their game if they are to avoid defeat.
Sunderland currently sit 9th in the EFL Championship with two wins, one draw and two losses from their first five league games of the season.
Sunderland have been up and down in terms of results but having delivered a couple of very impressive performances the mood surrounding The Black Cats is still one of optimism.
They kicked off their campaign with successive 2-1 losses to Ipswich Town and Preston North End before taking seven points from their last three games.
Their most recent game saw them put Southampton, one of the league's heaviest promotion favourites, to the sword with a comprehensive 5-0 battering courtesy of goals from Jack Clarke, Pierre Ekwah (X2), Bradley Dark and Chris Rigg.
Sunderland's policy of accumulating highly-rated youth prospects looks to be a fruitful one with 21-year-old French midfielder Pierre Ekwah delivering a fine performance in the win over Southampton while 16-year-old academy product Chris Rigg bagged his second goal of the season.
Things are starting to loo, up for Sunderland following a rocky start to the campaign and a win here would truly be a mark of a side on the ascendancy.
For our QPR vs. Sunderland prediction, we're going for a 2-1 win for the away side.