Queens Park Rangers continue their survival attempts in the Championship this weekend as they face Stoke City.
Stoke City currently sit 16th in the Championship with fourteen wins, eleven draws and nineteen losses from forty-four games this season.
The Potters have had a fairly miserable campaign under Alex Neil, and despite having shown some promise a couple of months back they’ve reverted back to baseline as they look on course to end the season on a sour note.
They enter this game winless in their last five matches having drawn two and lost three of those, the most recent of which was a 1-1 draw with struggling Cardiff City.
Their form at home has been no better either, with Neil’s side failing to win any of their last four games on home soil while losing their last three on the bounce.
Stoke need a big rethink during the summer as much needs retooling if they are to mount a serious promotion push next season. They’re currently miles off the required standard and whether or not they need a squad overhaul or a managerial change to reach the desired level remains to be seen.
Queens Park Rangers currently sit 18th in the Championship with twelve wins, eleven draws and twenty-one losses from forty-four games this season.
The Rs have had a miserable campaign but it’s one that should have been much better given the talent at their disposal.
They looked well placed to spend the season challenging for promotion in the early weeks of the campaign but a sharp drop off in form saw them gradually slide down the table for a number of consecutive months.
Having looked on course for relegation a few weeks back, a few impressive results have brought them to the edge of safety as they enter this game having taken four points from their last two matches, the most recent of which was a 2-1 win away at league leaders Burnley.
The win at Turf Moor came as a surprise result to everyone but its significance cannot be understated as it now means QPR likely need just two points from their final two games to score survival.
Their form away from home has been good lately too, with QPR taking four points from their last two games on the road against two of the league’s better sides.
These two sides drew 0-0 when they met back in September and we could be in for a similarly competitive affair this time around, although given they have more to play for QPR may just continue their good form here.
For our Stoke vs. QPR prediction, we’re going for a 1-1 draw.
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