Date: 6th January 2017 at 4:11pm
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The Hoops have met Blackburn twice previously in the FA Cup, losing both games (0-3 in January 2006 and 0-1 in January 2011).

In all competitions, Blackburn have lost just once in their last 18 meetings with QPR (W9 D8), a 2-0 defeat at Ewood Park in October 1999.

Since the turn of the Millennium, QPR have won three out of 27 FA Cup proper games (D8 L15).

Indeed, of teams to play 10 or more games in the competition in that time, QPR have the worst win percentage (11.1%).

Only Plymouth (48) have been eliminated from the FA Cup third round more often than QPR (47) in the competition`s history.

Ben Marshall has netted four goals in his last three FA Cup appearances for Blackburn (three away and one at home).

QPR have yet to win an FA Cup game under Ian Holloway, drawing two and losing four. Indeed, the R`s failed to score in four of those six games under Holloway.

QPR Team News:

Idrissa Sylla is a doubt with concussion. Massimo Luongo (groin) will be assessed while Michael Doughty and Darnell Furlong are cup-tied.

Possible line up:

INGRAM

KAKAY – ONUOHA – LYNCH – BIDWELL

WSZOLEK – BORYSIUK – MANNING – SHODIPO

EZE – MACKIE

Player to watch: –

Blackburn Team News:

Blackburn will be without Corry Evans and Craig Conway through injury.

Possible line up:

STEELE

NYAMBE – GREER – MULGREW – WILLIAMS

FEENEY – LOWE – AKPAN – BENNETT

GRAHAM – STOKES

Player to watch: –

Match Facts & Stats

HEAD 2 HEAD

QPR: 14
Blackburn: 19
Draws: 12



LAST TIME OUT

Championship – 10/09/16
Loftus Road

QPR 1 (Chery)
Blackburn 1 (Gallagher)

Team: Smithies, Bidwell, Hall, Onuoha, Perch, Cousins, Chery, Henry, Polter (Washington), El Khayati (Sylla), Shodipo.

Attendance: 13,210

Ref Watch:

Referee: Simon Hooper
Assistants: Adam Crysell and Timothy Wood
Fourth Official: Lee Collins

Simon Hooper is the match official for Saturday`s clash with Blackburn. This season, Hooper issued 79 yellow cards and 1 red card in 23 games.

Match Prediction:


2-2 Score draw

Next Fixture

Who: Reading
Where: Madejski Stadium
When: 12/01/2017

 

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