Sky Sports pundit David Prutton has predicted QPR will hold fifth-placed Nottingham Forest to a 1-1 draw when the two sides meet at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium on Wednesday evening.
QPR enter the match following a 2-1 defeat to West London rivals Fulham on Friday evening, which means they are now without a win in five matches, but Prutton thinks they will provide a stern test for Forest in their midweek meeting,
Sabri Lamouchi’s side are currently occupying a Championship play-off spot after winning eight of their 16 matches this term, while they sealed an encouraging point during their trip to face Bristol City over the weekend.
The Reds will surely now be targeting a return to winning ways when they travel to London on Wednesday evening, but Prutton believes their inconsistency could see them held to a draw by Mark Warburton’s side.
“I quite like QPR, but they need to arrest this alarming slump in form sharpish,” he said in his Sky Sports column.
“They are gradually sliding down the table after five games without a win and cannot keep a clean sheet for love nor money. Forest are not the most consistent, so while Sabri Lamouchi has got them challenging this season and a win would do their promotion hopes the world of good, I will go for draw.”
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QPR have shown signs that they can challenge for a play-off place so far this season, but they are currently on a concerning run of form which means they are now without a win for well over a month.
This should make Forest favourites ahead of the clash in West London on Wednesday evening, but it is something of a difficult one to call given both sides have shown signs of inconsistency this season.
I think Forest are the most likely side to come out on top in this one, but there is every chance that QPR will be determined to put things right following their recent run, and they could be fired up for the meeting.