Stuttering Bournemouth side travels to Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium to face Queens Park Rangers in the Championship. Bournemouth came out with 2-1 winners in their last league meeting with goals from Jaidon Anthony and Solanke.
Both the sides are in the run for a promotion place. The home side will be fighting for the knock-off spot while Bournemouth is struggling to hold on to the automatic promotion spot.
Queens Park Rangers possess one of the knock-off spots as they sit 5th with 35 points. 10 off the top of the table. The Hoops went six unbeaten until they lost their last game 0-2 to Stoke City.
QPR managed Mark Warburton, winner of last month’s manager of the month award will want to get on to winning ways right away and keep their momentum going. The Hoops played their last game two weeks ago, so they have to make sure there are no signs of rustiness coming into the Monday night game.
Queen Park Rangers Sky Bet Championship form: D W W W L
Bournemouth desperately needs to win as their direct promotion spot is in jeopardy. Scott Parker’s side has failed to win any of their last six league games. Their form has taken a drastic fall since their sensational start to the season.
Somehow the Cherries still find themselves 2nd on the table with 43 points. Breathing down their neck are Blackburn Rovers, just 1 point behind them and in red hot form.
The Cherries have the best away record in the division with 22 points in 12 games. They will be hoping to see some of the same performance against a side they have done well against in recent times. QPR’s last league win against the Cherries came in 2013.
Bournemouth Sky Bet Championship Form: D D L L L
Queens Park Rangers vs Bournemouth: Team news
Queens Park Rangers
Lyndon Dykes has made progress in his recovery from the ankle injury but will remain unavailable for QPR. QPR defensive duo Jordy de Wijs and Sam McCallum will also continue to be sidelined due to injury. Andre Gray will be pushing for a start this time around in place of Charlie Austin.
Possible Queens Park Rangers starting line-up
Dieng; Dickie, Dunne, Barbet; Kakay, Dozzell, Johansen, Field; Chair, Willock; Gray
The away side will be without right-back Adam Smith who will miss the game due to an injury he sustained against Fulham.
Mercondes could potentially make a return to the starting line-up after being left on the bench for their last two games.
Possible Bournemouth starting line-up
Travers; Stacey, Cahill, Kelly, Brady; L Cook, Kilkenny; Marcondes, Christie, Anthony; Solanke
Queens Park Rangers 1-1 Bournemouth
It will a close game between two very good sides. Despite their recent results, Bournemouth is a very good team with the best away record in the league. They will want to get back to winning ways against the Hoops.
It will be a challenging game for the home side as well. We believe the two will cancel each other out and play a low-scoring draw.
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