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Cardiff face QPR in the championship in what could be a tough game for the home team. Manager Neil Warnock has endured mixed results this season as he aims to return the club back to the EPL on first asking.

The veteran manager has options that he can turn to with Nathaniel Mendez-Laing and Callum Paterson available to start. In addition highly-rated shot-stopper Neil Etheridge could also make a return to the first team.

The Philippine international has not played since suffering a hamstring injury on the opening day defeat to Wigan. Etheridge has had to watch on the bench in the past two games with Alex Smithies the preferred option. Robert Glatzel could also retain his spot in the starting 11 after his goalscoring exploits in the last game against Hull City.

QPR meanwhile have some absentees with center-back Yoann Barbet the notable one following his red card against West Brom.

Grant Hall will be expected to fill in his place after missing the last two games through an injury he suffered in training. Josh Scowen could start in midfield as manager Mark Warburton freshens his team.

Looking at the historical statistic of both teams, this could be a tricky game to predict. Cardiff have a dire record against their English counterparts. The Bluebirds have picked up just one win in their last 8 league games against QPR.

Cardiff have been on an unbeaten run not losing in their last six matches in the Championship. Despite this, QPR are higher placed on the League table with the London club sitting 10th two points of the playoff spots. Cardiff meanwhile are three points behind and could go level on points with a win.

The game is one where we would expect both teams to go for the win to bolster their playoff hopes.