QPR vs Hull predictions: Tigers may be tamed
- QPR have lost one of their five league games under Marti Cifuentes
- Hull have won only one of their last five away league matches
- Recommended bet: QPR draw no bet
Back-to-back league wins over Stoke and Preston have brightened the mood for QPR and given them renewed hope in their battle to beat the Championship drop.
The R's remain in the bottom three but are now only four points adrift of safety with the October appointment of former Hammarby boss Marti Cifuentes starting to pay some dividends.
There is still plenty of work to be done but signs are more encouraging with Cifuentes at the helm and the Hoops will be hoping to put a dent in Hull’s play-off ambitions.
The Tigers fell to a 2-1 defeat at home to Watford last weekend but they remain sixth in the Championship, having taken 30 points from their opening 19 games.
Ilias Chair is pushing for a recall after coming off the bench to register two assists against Preston, but QPR otherwise have a near fully-fit squad to choose from with long-term absentee Morgan Fox the only exception.
Hull are also in a pretty good place on the injury front with Turkish forward Dogukan Sinik the only confirmed absentee.
QPR have lost 11 of their opening 19 matches in the Championship but they have suffered only one defeat in five outings under Cifuentes.
The Londoners have responded superbly to their 1-0 loss at Norwich, recording consecutive victories over Stoke and Preston, although they remain in the Championship relegation zone.
Both teams have scored in five of QPR’s last seven home league games.
The goals have also been flowing in Hull’s recent assignments with both teams scoring in four of their last five league matches.
The Tigers are going well in the Championship, where they currently find themselves sixth, but they have won only one of their last five away league games.
Hull have also won only two of the last seven Championship clashes between the pair.
There is no doubt that the arrival of Cifuentes at Loftus Road has improved the performances of QPR and they have been utterly deserving of their two recent victories over Stoke and Preston.
In the 4-2 win over Stoke, the Hoops won the shot-on-target count 9-4 while they restricted Preston to only one effort on target in their latest 2-0 victory at Deepdale.
So, with confidence restored, there is every hope that they can tame play-off hopefuls Hull.
The Tigers made a strong start to the campaign but they were beaten 2-1 at home to Watford last time out and they have won only once in their last five away league games.
Liam Rosernior’s side have kept only two clean sheets in nine away matches and they have conceded two or more in five of those road trips.
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