Leeds United look to reduce the gap between themselves and the Sky Bet Championship play-off spots when they travel to QPR on Saturday afternoon.

The Whites have won two of their previous six League games – a 2-1 win over Middlesbrough and a 2-0 win over Barnsley – and Thomas Christiansen’s side hope to move closer to the play-offs with a victory over their London opponents.

Meanwhile, it’s been a difficult season so far for Ian Holloway’s QPR side. The R’s have won just once in their previous six League fixtures – a 1-0 win over newly promoted Sheffield United late in October – and the West London side balance six points outside the relegation zone with just five wins to their name all season.

Head to head

A look at the head-to-head record suggests a close battle should be expected between the two sides on Saturday. The R’s have won on 18 occasions, while Leeds have won 20 meetings between the two sides. 16 meetings between the Hoops and the Whites have ended as a draw.

Team news

Leeds fans will be boosted by the news that trio Stuart Dallas, Pierre-Michel Lasogga and Eunan O’Kane – who all missed Friday’s draw with Aston Villa – could return to the matchday squad. Pablo Hernandez faces a late fitness test.

QPR striker Jamie Mackie and defender Alex Baptiste are both ruled out through suspension following red cards picked up in Saturday’s defeat at Preston North End. Kazenga LuaLua has had his loan spell ended early and has returned to Brighton, Luke Freeman is available again following the end of his one-match suspension.

Betting Odds

Ladbrokes have provided odds of QPR to win at 31/20, while a draw is a 9/4. Odds of Leeds United winning their tenth game of the season are 17/10.


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