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Match Preview: QPR v Crystal Palace

27 December 2014




CLICK HERE to join the debate in the Queens Park Rangers v Crystal Palace fanzone ahead of this Premier League clash. 

ABOUT QPR

game and he will be looking for the impressive home record to continue in this one as both sides go into the game with just    two points separating each other.thThis fixture sees Harry Redknapp take charge of the west London side for his 100

 

QPR have lost one of their last eight matches at Loftus Road in the top flight with five wins helping to make up that impressive statistic.

 

The home form has seen 16 points taken in fixtures against sides currently in the wrong half of the table, this has helped Redknapp’s side move out of the bottom three.

Leading marksman for the home side is Charlie Austin, who has 12 goals to his name and he has scored in each of the last five league games in W12.

In contrast they continued their poor away form on Boxing Day at Arsenal with a 2-1 defeat at The Emirates but as the stats above suggest they will be pleased to be finishing one year and starting another with a game on their own turf. 


TEAM NEWS

 Harry Redknapp is Queens Park Rangers:expected to welcome back midfield duo Joey Barton and Leroy Fer for this second game of the holiday fixture programme. 

 

Barton missed the defeat at Arsenal with a hamstring injury, while Fer also missed the trip to north London.

 

Crystal Palace: Caretaker manager Keith Millen will name the starting eleven for this one and knows striker Marouane Chamakh will be unavailable due to a hamstring injury. Fraizer Campbell is hoping to recover from a knock that saw him leave the game against Southampton early on Boxing Day. Apart from that there are no other injury concerns for this game.

  

MATCH OFFICIALS


Referee: M Jones

Assistant Referees: R West & M Scholes

Fourth Official: P Gibbs


HEAD-TO-HEAD RECORD

QPR WinsDrawsPalace Wins
League332629
FA Cup430
League Cup100
Total382929

LAST MEETING AT LOFTUS ROAD

12th March 2011

Queens Park Rangers 2 Crystal Palace 1

Football League Championship 


Heidar Helguson scored two goals to help move Queens Park Rangers closer to promotion to the Premier League. Striker Helguson slid Adel Taarabt's cross in at the back post to give the dominant home side a deserved lead.


The visitors equalised against the run of play when James Vaughan slotted into the left corner from six yards.


Paddy McCarthy was sent off when he pulled back Taarabt in the box and Helguson stroked in the spot-kick.


The result was enough to take QPR 10 points clear of third-placed Norwich with nine games to play boasting the best home record in the league.


Watch highlights here on Palace Player.



TICKETS

Tickets for the visitors section for this game are now sold out. 

TRAVEL 

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BETTING


11/8Queens Park Rangers to win:

9/4Draw:

2/1Crystal Palace to win:


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LIVE COVERAGE

Live commentary of all 90 minutes from this game will be available on Palace Player. CLICK HERE to log in or sign up. 

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