The Hoops are unbeaten in their previous three home matches against the Sky Blues, while the visitors head to Loftus Road after failing to win any of their last six away games.
Queens Park Rangers reached the 50-point milestone for the fifth successive Championship season as they claimed a point away at playoff hopefuls Reading before the international break.
Mark Warburton's men have picked up 10 points from the last 15 available but despite this good run of form, the Hoops are 12 points behind the top six and a playoff push seems unlikely with just nine games left to play.
Only league leaders Norwich City and Watford (12) have won more Championship matches in 2021 than QPR (9).
The Hoops, who have won just two of their last nine league meetings against Coventry, could move into the top 10 with a victory on Friday.
Coventry City remain in a battle to avoid relegation as they played out a goalless draw at home to basement club Wycombe Wanderers before the international break.
Recent home victories against Brentford and Derby County have given Coventry hope of survival, however their away form must improve if they are to avoid an immediate return to League One.
Robins's side have the third worst away record in the division, after winning only two of their 18 matches on the road and accumulating just 11 points from a possible 54 available.
Five of their final nine fixtures this season, including Friday's encounter with QPR, are away from home, however four of their opponents are currently sitting in the bottom half of the table. With this schedule on the horizon, the Sky Blues may fancy their chances of claiming precious points in the weeks to come.
Victory for Coventry, who beat QPR 3-2 back in September, would see them record their first league double over the Hoops since the 2005-06 season under former boss Micky Adams.
Striker Dykes ended a 21-game goal drought when he found the net against the Royals, and the Scotsman will be hoping to keep his place in the starting lineup alongside Charlie Austin, who scored in both of his previous two matches against Coventry when playing for Burnley.
Robins has confirmed that striker Matt Godden could be in contention to start for the Sky Blues, after recovering from a serious foot injury that ruled him out for two months.
Queens Park Rangers possible starting lineup:
Dieng; Dickie, Cameron, Barbet; Kane, Johansen, Field, Wallace; Chair; Dykes, Austin
Coventry City possible starting lineup:
Wilson; Ostigard, McFadzean, Hyam; Dabo, Hamer, Sheaf, Kelly, McCallum; O'Hare; Biamou
We say: Queens Park Rangers 2-1 Coventry City
After beating QPR earlier this season, Coventry can take confidence into their encounter at Loftus Road, but will be wary of their recent run of form.
Mark Warburton's last seven home victories with the Hoops were all by a one-goal margin and we can see the hosts claiming another narrow victory on Friday.
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