QPR take on a resurgent Rotherham United this weekend and pundit Ian Holloway has told SkySports he believes the west London side will taste defeat.
The R's came into the season as promotion hopefuls while Rotherham's target is and remains to avoid relegation.
Both teams have changed managers, with QPR swapping Chris Ramsey for Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, and Rotherham bringing in Neil Redfearn after Steve Evans' departure.
QPR have disappointed this season, are in 17th place, now just three above Rotherham - although seven points separate the two teams.
"There are too many similar players in the QPR midfield. A lot of players want to go forward but switch off without the ball. I think it'll get worse before it gets better for Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink - the pressure is already on him.
"Rotherham are flying having won the last three home games without conceding. Neil Redfearn's team never stop running and never stop trying. They will be buoyant."
QPR have not won any of their last seven games in the division, drawing five and losing two, and their chances of winning promotion this season appear to be evaporating, already 13 points off a play-off spot.
They cannot afford to lose more ground, and this means they must avoid defeat at Rotherham, who are now three points above the relegation zone.