Mighty Millwall To Continue Play-Off Charge At Expense Of QPR



Millwall will be hoping to keep their playoff hopes alive when they make the short journey to Queens Park Rangers tomorrow.


Where and When

18th July 2020 Kick-off 3pm at The Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium.

The Lions sit just two points off sixth place Cardiff and will be looking to continue their impressive form since the restart and steal that last playoff spot.


Gary Rowett’s men have won three out of their last four games and, given that they’re playing the struggling QPR, they will go into Saturday’s game very confident.


Meanwhile, Mark Warburton’s team sit in 16th with nothing to play for apart from their own personal pride.


The Rs have only won one game in seven and recently drew 1-1 to relegation candidates Luton Town on Tuesday.


Millwall defeated Blackburn Rovers midweek, thanks to an early strike from Mason Bennett and will be expecting to make it back-to-back wins.


Team News

QPR may be without their experienced defender Angel Rangel; the 37-year-old was stretchered off midweek following an Achilles problem.


However, Warburton will be delighted with the return to fitness of striker Jordan Hugill who could feature on Saturday.


Millwall winger Aiden O’Brien has a slight knock but other than that, Rowett has a fully-fit squad going into this must-win clash.


Previous results

21/09/19 Millwall 1-2 QPR

10/08/19 Millwall 0-0 QPR

19/09/18 QPR 2-0 Millwall

29/11/17 Millwall 1-0 QPR

12/09/17 QPR 2-2 Millwall


Prediction

I expect Millwall to come away from their London neighbours with a vital three points and they will be going into the last game of the season with a strong chance of qualifying for the play-offs.


QPR have conceded 71 goals this season, which is the third-highest in the league, so I believe attackers Matt Smith (13 goals) and Jed Wallace (10 goals) will add to their tallies.


Eberechi Eze has been the R’s stand-out performer this season with 12 goals and eight assists but I can’t see him inspiring QPR on Saturday.



Match Preview written by Jon Bazley