Queens Park Rangers v Ipswich Town

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David Wheeler scored for Exeter in last season’s play-off final defeat by Blackpool at Wembley
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QPR could include new signings David Wheeler and Bright Osayi-Samuel in their squad for the home game against second-placed Ipswich.

Injured defenders James Perch, Joel Lynch and Grant Hall and midfielder Jordan Cousins are set to miss out.

Full-back Callum Connolly is in line for his Ipswich debut after arriving on loan from Everton.

Midfielder Tom Adeyemi could feature for the first time this season after recovering from a calf problem.

SAM’s prediction
Home win 49% Draw 27% Away win 24%

SAM, the Sports Analytics Machine, is a super-computer built by @ProfIanMcHale of the University of Liverpool.

Match facts

  • QPR have won their last four home league games against Ipswich, winning this exact fixture last season 2-1 in January.
  • Ipswich haven’t kept a clean sheet in their last 12 away league games against the Hoops since Richard Wright recorded one on the opening day of the 1997-98 season.
  • Ian Holloway has won seven of his last eight home league meetings with Ipswich (L1), winning those games with five different clubs (Leicester, Blackpool, Crystal Palace, Millwall and QPR).
  • Ipswich have never won their opening three away games in a Football League season in their history.
  • The Hoops haven’t won any of their last 13 matches in September in all competitions (D6 L7) since a 2-0 win over Middlesbrough at the end of September 2013.
  • Martyn Waghorn has netted four goals in his first four league appearances for Ipswich, with three of those goals coming away from home.


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