QPR v Leeds United: Big match preview

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Check out our at-a-glance guide to Leeds United’s clash against QPR at Loftus Road.

Key Battle - Matt Phillips v Charlie Taylor

Charlie Austin.

Charlie Austin.

QPR have not scored for four consecutive games and they are seriously short of goals when Charlie Austin is either off colour or unfit. Solid defensive displays tend to pay off against Rangers and Leeds need a big performance from Taylor. The left-back is likely to start for the first time since early October after recovering from glandular fever and he will come up against a major threat in Phillips.

Key Man - Charlie Austin

Numerous clubs took an interest in Austin during the summer but against all expectation, he dropped down to the Championship and remained at Loftus Road. The striker has been bang in form again, scoring seven times in 11 league games, but he’s had trouble with a calf injury recently and is badly missed when he doesn’t play.

Last time at Loftus Road:

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Queens Park Rangers 1 Leeds United 1

Goals: QPR - Jenas 44. Leeds - McCormack 14.

Phil Hay’s Verdict:

Confidence in QPR’s camp will not be high. They’ve been slipping back from the play-offs and they don’t appear to have enough bite up front to get themselves into the top six. Leeds must take advantage of that shortcoming - limit the errors at the back, play the percentages and take their chances like they did at Huddersfield. It’s possible that tomorrow’s game might go the same way.

Match Odds:

Home win - 11/10

Draw - 5/2

Away win - 13/5