Match Previews

Matchday 36 | QPR v Albion Preview

QPR & WBA badges on the navy-blue-and-red away match preview graphic with an image of Grady Diangana in the navy-blue-and-red shirt looking at the camera

West Bromwich Albion travel to London to take on QPR in the Sky Bet Championship on Wednesday night (ko 8pm).

Both sides head into the encounter at MATRADE Loftus Road Stadium on the back of crucial victories at the weekend.

Albion claimed a 2-1 triumph at home to play-off rivals Coventry City, while Rangers secured an incredible 2-1 victory at leaders Leicester City - a result which gave their survival hopes a huge boost.

The Baggies won the reverse fixture 2-0 at The Hawthorns back in October. Brandon Thomas-Asante's penalty and Grady Diangana's close-range effort were enough to secure three points that night. 

A general view of Loftus Road Stadium at night
The Albion are on the hunt for an away win in the capital city in midweek

Follow the fixture live

Supporters can listen to live audio commentary of the Baggies' encounter with QPR.

Gez Mulholland and former Baggie Andy Johnson will provide live commentary from MATRADE Loftus Road Stadium, with coverage starting at 7.50pm.

Audio passes are available to purchase here.

Details for video streaming on WBA TV will be available here from Tuesday afternoon onwards.

Supporters are kindly asked to direct any questions or complaints about WBA TV or WBA Radio to

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Regular updates will also be posted across the club's social media channels throughout the night.


The opponents

QPR have shown they're well up for the survival fight in recent weeks.

Rangers, who were several points adrift of safety in the early stages of 2024, have won three games on the bounce for the first time since December to fire them back up into the mix with the sides above them in the division.

The Londoners head into Wednesday's clash outside the bottom three, but still in the thick of what looks like an incredible battle between more than half-a-dozen teams hoping to avoid dropping out of the second tier. 

Wednesday's hosts earned a terrific 2-1 triumph at leaders Leicester City at the weekend, while at home, Marti Cifuentes' men are unbeaten in their last four - last losing at MATRADE Loftus Road in the middle of January. 

Cifuentes, 41, was appointed boss at the very end of October and has given the Hoops every opportunity to stay in the division having looked in serious danger earlier on in the campaign.

The former AaB (Denmark) and Hammarby IF (Sweden) chief has won eight, lost eight and drawn 6 of his 22 games at the helm in all competitions. 

QPR players celebrate scoring a goal against Norwich City
Rangers' recent run has dragged them out of the bottom three

One to remember

Albion claimed a 2-0 win at Loftus Road during the promotion-winning campaign of 2019/20.

Matheus Pereira's free-kick gave the visitors a 1-0 lead at the break.

Nathan Ferguson's tremendous effort from distance in the second period then put the result beyond any doubt.

Supporters can watch the highlights below.

The last five

Albion 2-0 QPR

October 24 2023, Sky Bet Championship


Albion 2-2 QPR

April 10 2023, Sky Bet Championship


QPR 0-1 Albion

November 5 2022, Sky Bet Championship


QPR 1-0 Albion

January 15 2022, Sky Bet Championship


Albion 2-1 QPR 

September 24 2021, Sky Bet Championship

Kyle Bartley celebrates with Jed Wallace, Dara O'Shea and Brandon Thomas-Asante after scoring at Loftus Road in November 2022
Kyle Bartley's towering header won the game for Albion at QPR last season

Did you know?

The Baggies have scored exactly two goals in five of their last seven meetings with QPR.

Carlos Corberán's team won 2-0 at The Hawthorns in October 2023 and drew 2-2 at the same venue in April 2023. 

Albion have a strong recent record against Rangers, winning six, drawing two and losing one of their last nine meetings with Wednesday's opponents.

QPR's last victory in this fixture came in January 2022, with former Baggies forward Charlie Austin heading home the only goal of the game in the capital. 

Grady Diangana scores a goal against QPR at The Hawthorns
Grady Diangana has found the net for Albion on more than one occasion against QPR

Ticket details

Tickets are on general sale for Albion’s Sky Bet Championship game at QPR.

The Baggies have been handed an allocation of 1,709.

There are four ticket price categories, which can be found by clicking here.

Seats are available to purchase online, in person from the East Stand Ticket Office, or by calling 0121 227 2227.

Coach Travel

Coach travel is available for £22, departing Kidderminster at 2pm, Stourbridge & Lye at 2.15pm, and The Hawthorns at 3pm.

A ticket graphic displaying information for Albion's game at QPR

Travel colours

Albion will wear their navy-blue-and-red away kit in London on Wednesday night.

The Baggies have donned their traditional navy-blue-and-white stripes in their last five fixtures, but will switch back to navy-blue-and-red for the clash with Rangers. 

Carlos Corberán's men last sported those colours at Norwich City on Saturday, January 20. 

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Alex Mowatt wearing Albion's navy-blue-and-red away kit at Norwich City
Midfielder Alex Mowatt in the club's navy-blue-and-red away kit
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