QPR v Leeds preview
Last Updated: 08/12/17 12:38pm
QPR will be without Jamie Mackie and Alex Baptiste through suspension when they host Leeds.
Mackie starts a three-match ban for his straight red card at Preston last weekend and defender Baptiste is banned for one match after he was shown a second yellow after the final whistle. But captain Nedum Onouha is back in contention after nearly three months out with a hamstring injury.
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Onouha's return is a major boost with fellow defenders Grant Hall, James Perch, Joel Lynch, Darnell Furlong and Steven Caulker still sidelined.
Leeds midfielder Pablo Hernandez is hoping to recover from a hamstring strain in time to be included in Thomas Christiansen's squad. Hernandez was forced out of last week's home draw against Aston Villa, but Christiansen could have a fully-fit squad to choose from.
Striker Pierre-Michel Lasogga is expected to return to contention after missing the last four matches due to injury and illness. Midfielder Eunan O'Kane and winger Stuart Dallas are also hoping to be involved after missing out against Villa.
The Hoops are unbeaten in six league matches against Leeds (W3 D3) since a 2-1 defeat on the final day of the 2010/11 season.
Since a 6-1 win in November 2004 courtesy of four Brian Deane goals, Leeds have failed to score more than twice in any of their 13 league games against QPR, scoring just 12 goals.
Ian Holloway hasn't lost any of his last four home league meetings with Leeds (W3 D1) - he last tasted defeat in November 2006 as Plymouth boss, as Dennis Wise's Leeds won 2-1 at Home Park.
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Leeds haven't won an away league match in London since March 2015, a 3-0 win at Fulham; they've drawn four and lost six of their 10 matches in the capital since.
QPR full back Jake Bidwell has had more shots without any of them being on shot on target (14) in the Championship this season.
Leeds have conceded the first goal in seven Championship matches this season and lost all seven - they last avoided defeat in a Championship match when conceding first on the final day of last season against Wigan.
QPR could really do with a victory here. They've only picked up a point from their last five games and they could get dragged right into the relegation battle if they don't improve soon.
Leeds, meanwhile, would have been disappointed not to hold on and beat Aston Villa last week, but they look to have really turned a corner now and I imagine they'll be back up in or really challenging for a top-six spot soon. Away win.
David Prutton predicts: 1-2 (17/2 with Sky Bet)