Match Previews

Match Preview: QPR v Albion

Matt Phillips wearing the green and yellow away kit

West Bromwich Albion will be hoping to secure back-to-back victories in the Sky Bet Championship for the first time this season when they travel to QPR on Saturday afternoon (ko 3pm).

Carlos Corberán's men earned a well-deserved and much-needed three points against Blackpool on Tuesday at The Hawthorns, a result which halted a three-game losing run.

Hosts QPR have enjoyed a successful first few months of season and sit towards the top end of the division. 

They drew 0-0 at Norwich City on Wednesday night, a result which left them fourth in the table and just two points off the automatic promotion places.

The Baggies are in the capital city this weekend

Follow the match live

Supporters can listen to live audio commentary of Albion's clash with QPR on Saturday afternoon on WBA Radio.

Gez Mulholland and Andy Johnson will bring you every kick from Loftus Road. Audio passes can be purchased for £2.50 here.

Albion fans outside the United Kingdom can watch the game live on WBA TV. A video match pass is available to purchase for £10 here.

Live updates will also be posted across the club's social media channels throughout the day.

WBA TV Matchday

Our opponents

QPR are hoping the 2022/23 campaign will bring about a return to English football's top table after an eight-season exodus from the Premier League.

The R's are flying high this term and are hunting down a spot in the top two of the Sky Bet Championship, with just two points and two places keeping them from that target as things stand ahead of this weekend's round of fixtures.

Michael Beale took the job, his first a manager after several stints as an assistant, in the summer and has already delivered some impressive results. Rangers have enjoyed eye-catching away victories over Watford, Millwall and Sheffield United, while at home, they've suffered just one league defeat in eight games.

Saturday's hosts have won three on the spin at Loftus Road, but they've only taken one point from their last two matches which have come away from the capital, losing 2-0 at Birmingham City and then drawing 0-0 at Norwich City.

Rangers have promotion hopes this season

From the Albion Archive 

Albion won a five-goal thriller at Loftus Road in February 2019.

The Baggies went ahead early through Jefferson Montero but QPR equalised before the break thanks to Luke Freeman.

Jacob Murphy made it 2-1 to the visitors after the interval but yet again Rangers equalised, this time courtesy of Tomer Hemed's penalty.

However, Albion weren't to be denied three points and won it late on when Jake Livermore slotted home from close range.

One for the stattos

Only one of the last nine encounters between QPR and West Bromwich Albion have ended level.

That game came on the final day of the 2019/20 campaign, when a 2-2 draw was enough to see the Baggies promoted to the Premier League.

Grady Diangana in action against QPR in July 2020

Colours for the road

The Baggies will wear their green and yellow away kit in London on Saturday.

You can order it here.

Albion's away shirt hanging up in the dressing room

Ticket details

Tickets are on general sale for Albion's Sky Bet Championship trip to QPR this weekend.

Click here for all the details and to order yours

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