The Canaries have lost both of their games since their promotion was confirmed and will be out to prove that they are not on the beaches of Norfolk just yet.
It followed a 3-1 defeat to Bournemouth last Saturday, the same day their return to the Premier League was confirmed by Brentford and Swansea City dropping points.
Norwich have not lost three Championship matches in a row since November 2017, but they are threatening to end a stellar season in disappointing fashion.
Daniel Farke's side still have a five point lead over Watford and will be confirmed as title winners if they claim victory at Loftus Road and the Hertfordshire side drop points against Millwall.
The leaders have won six of their last seven away matches and have not lost on the road since the beginning of February at Swansea.
However, they come up against a QPR side ending the season in good form; Mark Warburton's side have won four of their last six games and beat Swansea 1-0 on Tuesday night thanks to an 89th-minute Lyndon Dykes goal.
Warburton says that he is not content with "mid-table mediocrity" and wants his team to finish as high as possible; they moved up to eighth in midweek – the highest they have been all season apart from after the opening round of fixtures.
That is conceivably as high as they could finish with Reading six points ahead in seventh, but it would represent a superb second half of the season after the first half of the campaign was clouded by relegation fears.
Indeed, only Watford (48) and Norwich (46) have picked up more points in the Championship in 2021 than the White City side (41).
QPR have won their last two home games by three-goal margins against Coventry City and Sheffield Wednesday, but they have only beaten Norwich twice in their last 14 meetings with the Canaries.
QPR will have Seny Dieng back available after the goalkeeper was suspended for the trip to Swansea.
Lee Wallace missed the game in south Wales with a minor knock but should be back in contention at Loftus Road, while Warburton will also hope to have Geoff Cameron and Jordy de Wijs in the squad after recent injuries.
Dykes is on his hottest scoring streak of the season – with six goals in his last seven matches – and will hope to find the back of the net again.
In contrast to Dykes, Pukki has gone three games without a goal; if he draws a blank on Saturday, it will be his joint-longest drought of the season.
Despite two consecutive losses, Farke is unlikely to make drastic changes to the team that has performed so well for most of the season.
Queens Park Rangers possible starting lineup:
Dieng; Kakay, Dickie, Barbet; Adomah, Johansen, Field, Wallace; Chair; Dykes, Willock
Norwich City possible starting lineup:
Krul; Aarons, Omobamidele, Hanley, Quintilla; Skipp, McLean; Buendia, Dowell, Cantwell; Pukki
We say: Queens Park Rangers 0-1 Norwich City
Norwich's last two defeats have come against the two in-form sides in the Championship, but we expect them to get back to winning ways on Saturday. QPR are ending the season in great form themselves and will be full of confidence after beating Swansea, though, so it will certainly be a tight game at Loftus Road.