Cardiff v Q.P.R. Match Preview

Last updated : 03 November 2021 By Michael Morris

Wednesday November 3rd, ko 7:45pm
Live on Sky Sports Football Red Button


Cardiff City have no new injury concerns, however they will have Marlon Pack back available as he returns from suspension.

It means Joe Ralls, Tom Sang, Sam Bowen, Isaac Vassell and James Collins are all still unavailable for the hosts.

For the visitors, in-form striker Lyndon Dukes is a doubt for the clash, having injured his ankle in the dying minutes of the 1-1 draw against Nottingham Forest at the weekend.

Meanwhile, Sam McCallum and Jordy de Wijs have been ruled out of the game with hamstring and calf injuries respectively.

Cardiff City caretaker manager Steve Morison: "Hopefully now, getting that monkey off your back, scoring goals when you’re not scoring goals, your three front players, three Welsh lads, stepping up and scoring the goals.

"People questioned the players, but that right there, the pictures and the celebrations that came out afterwards, it was there for them to see.

"Anyone who questioned their fight, that showed that they are."

QPR manager Mark Warburton: "They are hurting in there [after the draw with Forest]. They are professional athletes that want to win. Words are cheap at this moment in time.

"They are hurting in there because they wanted all three points. We have taken a point against a very tough opponent and there are lots of positives to take which we must take into two tough away trips at Cardiff and Blackpool.”

Match facts

  • Cardiff City have won just two of their last 12 league games against QPR (D3 L7), both home wins in 2017-18 and 2019-20.
  • Queens Park Rangers are looking to win consecutive away league matches against Cardiff for the first time since October 1932, having beaten them 1-0 last season.
  • After losing four consecutive league matches against Cardiff between 2015 and 2019, QPR manager Mark Warburton has since won each of his last three league meetings with them, winning 1-0 in this exact fixture in January earlier this year.
  • Cardiff came from 3-0 down to draw 3-3 with Stoke last time out, ending a run of eight straight Championship defeats.
  • After a run of five consecutive wins and one draw away from home, QPR have lost each of their last four league games on the road.

Match Officials:

Assistants: Michael George and Bhupinder Gill
Fourth Official : Stephen Martin