Both Hull City and QPR took huge victories in their previous games which could prove to be vital in relation to their Premier League survival.
The Hoops proudly took their first away points of the season against Sunderland a week-and-a-half ago whilst Hull City came out on top also with a 2-0 victory in their basement battle against Aston Villa.
Injuries have been a little kinder in recent weeks towards Steve Bruce, but the trio of Robert Snodgrass, Liam Rosenior and James Chester are all definite absentees with respective injuries.
The Tigers boss is expected to name the same eleven that started the game against Aston Villa in the 2-0 triumph.
However, things won't fall into place as perfectly for newly appointed temporary QPR manager Chris Ramsey as Leroy Fer, who scored against Sunderland, is a major doubt, and although Charlie Austin is likely to make a return that saw him miss that midweek tie, Mauricio Isla, Nedum Onuoha, Sandro, Alejandro Faurlin and Richard Dunne are all expected to miss out.
This stage of the season can become very disruptive to the irritation of these two sides, who are both in a frightful relegation scrap, which certainly raises the stakes ahead of this weekend's clash.
I was at the KC Stadium last week to witness the Tigers dismantle Aston Villa, and it has to be said that the partnership between deadline day signing Dame N'Doye and Nikica Jelavic was deadly.
The pair both found the net and caused constant havoc amongst the back-line of the visitors and if the same intensity can be injected by the duo against QPR then Bruce's side will have a great chance of picking up a positive result.
But the Hull defence should be on their toes, too, with a certain Charlie Austin set to feature. He's struggled of late, but will be determined to turn his form around and will see this game as a perfect opportunity.
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