QPR comes from fourth straight game without victory, as the team suffered 2:1 defeat away to Ipswich last Saturday evening. However, they actually did deserve something out of the game since they were better in the first halftime and created many chances, finally scoring a goal via Hoilett just before the break time. Things got different in the second halftime and Ipswich got better, reaching the equalizer in 77th minute thanks to a goal from Douglas.
Everything looked like it will end with a deserved point for each side, but the hosts managed to score the winning goal during the additional time via Chambers. With this defeat, QPR continued non-winning streak with the new coach Hasselbaink with three draws and a defeat and will surely be looking to get their first three pointer under new coach. He was a bit disappointed after the previous game, saying that his team had led twice in previous matches, but need to be more focused and the results will slowly come. Hosts will surely make some changes as they need to play again after 48 hours. They miss striker Charlie Austin (16/10), winger Jamie Mackie (4/0), while defender James Perch remains doubtful.
Huddersfield, on the other side, simply was more effective than their opponents on Saturday evening when the team defeated Preston at home with a 3:1 result. Preston had also their amount of chances, but the home side players looked more lively and more fluid with the ball to their feet and deservedly celebrated the victory with two goals from Wells and one from Huws. Visitors only reduced the deficit in third minute of additional time via Reach.
Coach was satisfied after the game, saying that the result was deserved and desired, but adding that they are still plenty of things to be improved, since he wasn’t that satisfied with their performance in the first halftime. Adding that one of the most important things is that his team needs to find stability in their performances. After this victory, the team now remains now three points above the relegation zone and surely wants to stay here, having escape from relegation battle as their primary target. Midfielder Dean Whitehead (18/0) is injured, while goalkeeper Murphy remains long term absentee. Additional changes look almost as sure thing too.
QPR have won their last 3 home matches against Huddersfield.
Huddersfield isn’t that competitive on the road, while I believe QPR will get here very determined to get all three points finally under Hasselbaink. Visitors are way less stable, while their roster seems a bit weaker, especially when looking at both teams’ substitute players that might get involved more than usually today.
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