Hull City vs. Queens Park Rangers: Premier League
Venue: KC Stadium – Saturday, February 21st – 15:00
Match Odds: Hull 1/1 – Draw 23/10 – QPR 14/5
Hull vs QPR is a tasty fixture at the bottom end of the table and both teams will be craving a win to try and further escape the depths of relegation.
The match will be only the second time the two clubs have met in the Premier League era after the first was played at Loftus Road on the opening day of the season. The Tigers came out on top with a 1-0 win on that day as QPR’s star striker Charlie Austin missed a late penalty with the opportunity to tie the game.
Some pressure has been eased off Hull manager Steve Bruce in recent weeks following a 1-1 draw away at champions Manchester City, followed up with a 2-0 win against Aston Villa last time out.
Mohamed Diame was expected to play a part in the game following his return from a knee injury but the Senegalese midfielder has had another setback in training and could miss out again. But Steve Bruce has all his strikers at his disposal and the Tigers are ready to pounce.
Hull City’s home record in the Premier League: Played 12 – Won 3 – Drawn 3 – Lost 6
QPR’s new manager Chris Ramsey will be hoping to win a second away game in a row after QPR went to Sunderland and claimed all three points in their last fixture.
The Hoops are boosted by the fact that Charlie Austin is expected to return after a minor foot injury that he picked up against Southampton and they will hope he can come back and add to his tremendous tally of 13 goals this season.
QPR’s away record in the Premier League: Played 12 – Won 1 – Drawn 0 – Lost 11
Although QPR will be without Richard Dunne, Mauricio Isla and Nedum Onuoha, who are all injured – completely decimating the R’s backline. While Leroy Fer will also miss out with a long-term injury that will keep him out of action until April.
Hull City’s last five: L/L/L/D/W
QPR’s last five: L/L/L/L/W
Key Stat: Hull vs QPR has not seen more than two goals scored in any of the last five meeting between the two sides.
Key Player: Dame N’Doye – The Senegalese striker already has a goal and an assist after his first full game at the KC Stadium, which will give him the confidence to cause Queens Park Rangers problems.
Score Prediction: Hull City 2-1 QPR