Mark Warburton's side ended a run of four straight defeats in all competitions on Tuesday with their draw at Swansea, but questions remain over their form.
With just two goals scored in all competitions since they beat Leeds United in January, QPR are now just nine points clear of the bottom three.
The West London club have had mediocre home form all season too, winning just six of their 16 Championship matches at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium.
Stoke, on the other hand, have been resurgent in recent months under Michael O'Neill, even if defeats to Derby County and Preston take the shine off slightly.
However, with their first home defeat since November on Wednesday and rivals picking up points below them, the Potters need to be aware that they remain in a battle for survival.
These two sides last met on the opening day of the season, with QPR completing a 2-1 win over a listless Stoke team.
QPR Championship form: LWLLLD
QPR form (all competitions): WLLLLD
Stoke City Championship form: DWWLWL
Stoke faced a blow in midweek with James McClean ruled out for a number of weeks after picking up a knee injury.
In McClean's absence, Tyrese Campbell could move wide, with Sam Vokes pushing for a recall.
QPR possible starting lineup:
Kelly; Rangel, Barbet, Hall, Manning; Ball, Cameron; Osayi-Samuel, Eze, Chair; Hugill
Stoke City possible starting lineup:
Butland; Smith, Batth, Lindsay, Martins-Indi; Allen, Clucas, Powell; Ince, Vokes, Campbell
We say: QPR 1-1 Stoke City
Stoke have made an impressive recovery under O'Neill but that progress has been stunted in recent weeks with a few poor results. QPR have also been in poor form, so expect this to be a tight affair with neither side able to find the upper hand.
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