Written by billythekid
Both AFCB and Queens Park Rangers had home games on Wednesday night. The Cherries beat a Rotherham United side that previously had won their last three away games. In a windswept and not ‘pretty’ game at Dean Court, a very good counter-attacking move ended with Philip Billing scoring the only goal of the game. QPR beat local rivals Brentford 2-1, after falling behind to a 30th-minute goal scored by Ivan Toney, they came back and in a four-minute second-half period with goals by two January loan signings from West Brom, Sam Field with the first on 72 minutes and Charlie Austin with the winner in the 76th minute.
The Cherries make the relatively short trip up to London to play Queens Park Rangers (the Hoops) at Loftus Road with a normal Saturday 3 pm kickoff. Since we last played QPR at Dean Court they have had 4 wins, 3 draws and 5 defeats at home. They beat Cardiff City 3-2 and our recent opponents Rotherham United by the same score, they were all last year. Then a 1-0 victory against Blackburn Rovers earlier this month and the most recent win against Brentford (above). The draws were 0-0 against Birmingham City, 1-1 with Watford and 0-0 with Stoke City. The five defeats were 0-2 against Preston, 1-2 with Bristol City, 0-1 against Reading, 0-2 with Swansea City and this year 0-1 against Derby County. Away from home since our game they have had 4 wins, 4 draws and 4 defeats. They have been one of the form sides since the turn of the year, they have won their last three games.
The last time we played QPR at their ground in the league was in the Championship, December 2013, we lost 3-0. They had Charlie Austin playing for them and he scored their first goal, the others from Junior Hoilett and Matt Phillips. Austin rejoined QPR in January on loan until the end of the season from West Brom. Previous to that you have to go back 10 years to Division 2 when we last played the Hoops.
Our last win there was back in the old Division 3 in the 1958-59 season, the game ended 0-4.
In our league visits to their ground, AFCB have W 7, D 7, L 22.
All competitions, AFCB have W 27, D 15, L 33.
QPR v AFCB
QPR Team News
There have been no reports of any injuries after the Brentford game, so they have a strong squad to pick from.
QPR Player To Watch
Since the arrival of Charlie Austin in January, back at a club, he scored a lot of goals, but back on loan this time, they have seen an upturn in their form and results. They have won five out of their last six games, the other a defeat. Their fans seemed to have warmed to him and he has already found the net three times in six appearances. Known scorer and even at 31 coming up to 32 in July he will be one to watch.
AFCB Team News
Dominic Solanke and Steve Cook both miss this game again through injury. No new injuries reported.
AFCB Player To Watch
Difficult to pick out one player at the moment, be interesting to see if CCV and Lloyd Kelly can keep Austin off the score sheet again. We need Asmir Begovic to keep a third clean sheet in a row (4 including the cup).
Need to score at least 2 to win as Austin is bound to score.
Bad memories of when we lost 3-0 there in our first Championship season under Eddie Howe when he took the **** out of our fans when he scored. – Join the conversation, click here.