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History of the Queens Park Rangers v Stoke City fixture

Stoke City face a trip to Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road at lunchtime on Sunday, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Potters will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 8 and win only 2 of the 13 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in March 2006, with Stoke City inflicting a narrow 1 - 2 defeat upon the Rangers in a Championship match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sat 09 DecStoke City1 - 0Q.P.R.CHMP
2005/2006Wed 29 MarQ.P.R.1 - 2Stoke CityCHMP
2005/2006Sat 03 DecStoke City1 - 2Q.P.R.CHMP
2004/2005Fri 14 JanQ.P.R.1 - 0Stoke CityCHMP
2004/2005Sat 02 OctStoke City0 - 1Q.P.R.CHMP
2001/2002Sat 19 JanStoke City0 - 1Q.P.R.LGE1
2001/2002Sat 11 AugQ.P.R.1 - 0Stoke CityLGE1

Recent respective form guides

Queens Park Rangers have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 8 to 6.

Stoke City have an average recent record on the road, collecting 2 wins and 3 draws from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 9 goals for the Potters, and 7 goals against.

Q.P.R. are currently lying in 19th place in Coca-Cola Championship having mustered a points tally of 52 from their 45 matches played. Stoke City lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca-Cola Championship, picking up 72 from their 45 games so far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

Stoke City are not doing too bad on their travels, and I think they should continue by carving out a narrow victory at Q.P.R.. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Q.P.R. Won 3 successive home games.
5 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 8 .
Stoke City 7 games since last defeat.