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.
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.
Referee: M Jones
Assistant Referees: R West & M Scholes
Fourth Official: P Gibbs
|QPR Wins||Draws||Palace Wins|
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.
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