QPR Vs Sheffield Wednesday Preview: What Has Gone Wrong?
Last week, we saw another miserable, toothless and quite frankly disgraceful performance away from home as we lost 1-0 To a Wigan Athletic side having problems off the field, courtesy of a Kieffer Moore goal on the 33rd minute and let’s not kid ourselves here it could’ve been so much worse with rangers having minimal chances and Wigan having the better chances and looking much better than The R’s in large parts of the game. After grinding out our first win since the restart over Middlesbrough, we lost Jordan Hugill to a muscle injury and with that our only proven striker gone for our trip to wigan and it showed how much we need him in our team. Against Wigan we showed little fight compared to our hosts who scrapped and battled and just wanted it more with their future in doubt. Rangers on the other hand seemed like we know we have nothing to play for, some players look like they know they’re leaving and some are just happy to look like they don’t care and are bang average and a big summer is needed, or it could be a very worrying season next year for Rs Fans in my opinion. Mark Warburton says we don’t take our chances which is a fair assessment but unfortunately, we are far to leaky defensively to even justify were the 3rd highest scorers in the championship this season but have the 3rd worst defensive record with only Hull City and Luton Town conceding more goals than us this season.
QPR have been below par since the restart only picking up one win in their last 5 games played, 3 points from a possible 15 points, Jordan Hugill look set to miss the match against Sheffield Wednesday after injuring himself against Middlesbrough, Lee Wallace is also likely to miss out after struggling with a similar injury to Jordan Hugill, Luke Amos will be pushing to start after coming off the bench against Wigan the same will apply for Olamide Shodipo Too. More than likely I expect us to stick with 5-3-2 formation and see Cameron drop into the back 5 again, leaving Osayi Samuel and Oteh upfront together as Rangers look to avoid back to back defeats. QPR have already beaten Wednesday this season away from 2-1 with Hugill netting both goals.
Sheffield Wednesday seem to be in a similar position to us, very little to play for and not hitting the heights as shown in the early parts of the season. Wednesday lost last time out 3-1 To Preston North End, Jacob Murphy opening the scoring for The Owls before Scott Sinclair, Jayden Stockley and Brad Potts netted for Preston to seal the win with those 3 goals coming in the last 15 minutes of the game. Wednesday have only managed to pick up 4 points in the 5 games after the restart from a possible 15 a similar record to the Rs. Wednesday will have no new injury concerns ahead of their trip to the capital and be looking to end their 3-game loss streak against the R’s. Wednesday have also beaten QPR this season in West London by 2 Goals to 1 Morgan Fox and Sam Winnall knocking us out of the FA cup.
My Prediction: QPR 1-1 Sheffield Wednesday
Written By Josh Donaghy