Adam Davies masterclass last time we played QPR, who’s going to stand out this time.
Michael O’Neill May miss the game having just come out of hospitality following a successful hip operation. If O’Neill decides to stay at home then Dean Holden will take charge of the game.
Stoke are hoping in the last 3 games to get as high up the league as possible, not only to restore a little bit of pride following an inconsistent season but to show the fans that they may have something to look forward to next season. Getting positive results from the next three fixtures would also put a dent in the oppositions promotion hopes too.
•Stoke have only won one of the last seven meetings against QPR•
How have we faired in previous meetings.
Todays fixture will be the 43rd meeting between the two sides
Stoke wins 12
QPR wins 20
The last meeting
Mario Vrancic and Adam Davies starred in a 2-0 win for the Potters at Loftus rd back in December. Vrancic scored and assisted Tyrese Campbell for the other Stoke goal, but he was nowhere near the best player on the pitch that day as Adam Davies kept a clean sheet despite been peppered with shots all game. Davies in the end made 9 really good saves. The performance got him recognition as the goalkeeper of the month. Makes you wonder why the month later Stoke sell him to Sheffield United.
Form (last 4 games)
Reading 2-1 Stoke
WBA 1-3 Stoke
Stoke 0-1 Bristol City
Blackburn 0-1 Stoke
Sheffield United 1-0 QPR
Preston 2-1 QPR
Huddersfield 2-2 QPR
QPR 1-0 Derby
QPR despite a poor run of results are still in with an outside chance of making the playoffs, a defeat to Stoke though would surely end those hopes. QPR ended a run of 5 defeats and a draw when the beat 10 man Derby last time out.
Who’s the threat
24 year old Chris Willock has caused a few problems for championship defences this season but most eyes are usually on llias Chair & Andre Gray.
How could Stoke set up for the game.
No new injuries going into the game, expect a very similar starting XI to the one that beat Blackburn.
Nick Powell is back training fully but to days game is a game to early, expect him to feature at Middlesbrough.
What is your score Prediction?