Ian Holloway says fantastic Diame will score v QPR, backs Hull win

The Sky Sports pundit has been previewing Hull City - Queens Park Rangers.

Ian Holloway says QPR face a tough challenge at Hull this weekend when they travel to the KC Stadium on Saturday afternoon, according to his regular Sky Sports predictions column.

Indeed, the former manager feels Charlie Austin won't be able to penetrate the Hull back line and has praised the 'fantastic' Mohamed Diame. Holloway is also impressed by the 'frightening' strength in depth available to boss Steve Bruce.

As such, the pundit is predicting a 2-0 win for Hull and is backing Diame to net against the R's.

Holloway told Sky: "I'm going against protocol here but Hull are going to be a major force this season and although it hurts to say it, they'll be too strong at home against QPR. The strength in depth Hull have got is frightening.

"Steve Bruce has got the ability to switch his formations and Curtis Davies, Michael Dawson and Alex Bruce are a quality defensive unit. I think Charlie Austin might have issues getting much out of them.

"Mo Diame picked up a goal the other day and I think he'll get another one. He's fantastic player."

Interestingly, only two points separate Hull City and QPR, although the Tigers' Championship position looks far better on paper, with Bruce's men in the play-off places.

Hull's 2-0 win over Cardiff City will have been a big confidence booster for them, although QPR are now without a win in two having won three on the bounce before surrendering a lead against Nottingham Forest.

Home advantage works in Hull's favour but both sides have, overall, made good starts to their league campaigns. Is Holloway right or can the R's spoil the party?

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