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Championship preview and odds: Queens Park Rangers vs Brighton and Hove Albion

Published on: 14/12/2015

Championship preview and odds: Queens Park Rangers vs Brighton and Hove Albion

December 15, 2015 19:45pm - Loftus Road


Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink will be looking for his second win as Queens Park Rangers boss when his team goes head-to-head with an unbeaten Brighton and Hove Albion side at Loftus Road on Tuesday night.

Dutchman in charge for third game

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink will take charge of QPR for the third time on Tuesday night when his team welcomes league leaders Brighton to West London. The former Chelsea striker has yet to lose a game since he was appointed on December 4, having won his opener away to Reading (0-1) and drawn at home to Burnley last weekend (0-0).

Rangers are currently stuck in mid-table but remain just four points away from the play-off positions. A win on Tuesday would give them a much-needed boost as they look to get their promotion campaign back on track. The Londoners have been beaten just once on home soil this season and a have scored 17 goals in their 10 home games so far.

Brighton undefeated this term

With 20 games played, Brighton and Hove Albion are still unbeaten having won 11 and drawn nine games so far this season. Four of those draws came in their last four away matches including a 2-2 stalemate at Derby County last time out. They remain just two points clear of second-ranked Middlesbrough after the northeast club also drew at the weekend.

The Seagulls looked like they were on course to claim all three points at the weekend until referee Lee Mason awarded a late penalty to the home side. The draw extended their record-breaking run to 20 games.

Team news

Charlie Austin is in line for a start for Rangers as he completes his recovery from a calf injury.

Meanwhile, Brighton have Andrew Crofts available but Liam Rosenior, Gaetan Bong, Kazenga LuaLua and Sam Baldock are all out injured.

Recent form (League)

Queens Park Rangers: DWWLD

Brighton and Hove Albion: DWWDW

Betting odds and tips

QPR have drawn four of their seven games at home in this campaign while Brighton have drawn four in a row on the road. The stalemate can be backed at 9/4 with Bet365.

By Neil Morris

Published on: 14/12/2015

Any odds displayed within this preview were correct at the time of publishing (14/12/2015 17:34:07) but are subject to change.