Queens Park Rangers have endured a thoroughly miserable season, of that there can be little doubt and whilst they sit relatively safely some six points clear of the relegation zone as things stand, their lowly position is clearly far removed from what they will have hoped for at this late stage of the campaign.
Ian Holloway is still the man in charge at Loftus Road and the QPR boss will be hopeful of steering his side to a much-needed win at Brentford in this weekend's West London derby match, a result which would effectively secure for the side another stint in the Championship.
We're far from confident about the visitors' chances on Saturday afternoon however. Queens Park Rangers have been far from their best away from Loftus Road this season with just a solitary point collected from their last five matches on the road. They will be going head-to-head with a Brentford outfit which are particularly solid at Griffin Park and we can only envisage one outcome in this clash.
Indeed the Bees have been enjoying some excellent form of late with just one defeat in their last six Championship outings. This run included fine victories over the likes of Leeds United (2-0) and Derby County (4-0), therefore we have little hesitation in going for a home win on this occasion.
That said, QPR will almost certainly play their part by grabbing for themselves a consolation goal. Holloway's side may be languishing in the bottom half of the Championship table but they have been managing to find the net of late with goals in four of their last six outings. It won't be enough to claim the points at Griffin Park however and Rangers will need to hope for other results to go their way before breathing a collective sigh of relief.