Queens Park Rangers will host Sunderland at the Loftus Road Stadium on Tuesday in another round of EFL Championship football.The home side enjoyed a brilliant start to their season but have since lost their way and now find themselves in the bottom half of the table. Manager Neil Critchley has struggled to deliver results since his appointment in December, most recently seeing his men suffer a 2-1 home defeat to Millwall in their last league outing.
QPR have picked up 39 points from 31 games this season and sit 16th in the league table. They will look to shake off their latest results and get their campaign back on track this week.Sunderland are enjoying a good run of results in the league at the moment and now have their sights set on securing a playoff spot at the end of the season.
They returned to winning ways on Saturday with a narrow but well-deserved 1-0 win over Reading, with Patrick Roberts scoring the sole goal of the game six minutes from time.
QPR have lost two of their last three games and are winless in their last nine across all competitions. They are winless in their last seven home games, losing five times in that period and could struggle here.
Sunderland’s latest result ended a three-game winless streak and they will be looking to build on that. They are undefeated in their last nine away games and should come out on top on Tuesday.
Prediction: Queens Park Rangers 1-2 Sunderland
This match will start from 1:15 am
This match will take place on 15 February 2023
Queens Park Rangers are set to remain without forward Lyndon Dykes through injury, and Chris Martin could come in from the outset in his absence to lead the line alongside Jamal Lowe, after getting on the scoresheet on his debut in the eventual defeat to Millwall.
Alongside defender Leon Balogun, they should also be missing key creative midfielder Chris Willock, who was forced off the pitch six minutes into his substitute appearance at the weekend.
Ilias Chair will again play a crucial role going forward in his absence, while Jimmy Dunne and Rob Dickie should continue to partner up in the middle of a back four.
Sunderland continue to miss key forward Ross Stewart, who is set to be out for the remainder of the season through injury after netting 10 goals in just 13 Championship appearances this term and helping them to earn promotion with 26 League One goals last campaign.
Dieng; Laird, Dickie, Dunne, Paal; Field, Johansen, Dozzell; Chair; Martin, Lowe
Patterson; Hume, Ballard, Batth, Alese; Neil, Michut; Diallo, Roberts, Clarke; Gelhardt
We say: Queens Park Rangers 1-2 Sunderland
QPR are lacking any confidence in their current slump, and even without Stewart, Sunderland have momentum on their side and the top six in their sights, and we back them to triumph at Loftus Road on Tuesday.
Tip 1 – Result: Sunderland
Tip 2 – Goals – Over/under 2.5 – Over 2.5 goals (Four of the QPR’s last six home matches have produced more than 2.5 goals)
Tip 3 – Both teams to score: YES (Both sides have found the back of the net in seven of the visitors’ last nine matches)
Our analysis of all available data, including recent performances and player stats, suggests the most likely outcome of this match is a Sunderland win with a probability of 36.87%. A win for Queens Park Rangers has a probability of 36.55% and a draw has a probability of 26.6%.
The most likely scoreline for a Sunderland win is 0-1 with a probability of 9.86%. The next most likely scorelines for that outcome are 1-2 (8.14%) and 0-2 (6.35%). The likeliest Queens Park Rangers win is 1-0 (9.81%), while for a drawn scoreline it is 1-1 (12.63%).
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QPR vs Sunderland a great match to watch, QPR will win.