Newcastle United vs QPR: Premier League match preview

A look ahead to this weekend's game at St. James' Park

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Newcastle will look to continue their winning streak against QPR this Saturday. Having won four out of their last five Premier League matches and knocking Manchester City out of the League Cup with an impressive 2-0 win, the Magpies are in the middle of a hot streak.

QPR are desperately looking for points if they want to leave the relegation zone before the new year. The club had been fined £20.000 after their last game against Man City when the club had failed to control their players. QPR who had twice led the game against the reigning champions were denied a second free kick by the referee after Joe Hart had a double touch to clear his penalty box after a free-kick.

Tony Fernandes, owner of QPR, announced that if the club wants to thrive, it should move to a bigger ground. The club who is struggling in the relegation zone has a stadium with a capacity for only 18,439 people, the lowest in the top league. The club is hoping to move to a bigger ground only three miles away. Fernandes said: “We need to move if we are to sustain a top-flight club,”  “Old Oak Common is the only realistic place for us to move. It is close to our fans and our roots, with great transport links.” 

 

It is yet unsure whether the club will make a move as other developers are in the run as well but Fernandes is confident , after an own conducted research into the project their findings say 88% of the community backs the project. “We are delighted that so many of our fans and members of the local community share our vision for the future of both QPR and Old Oak,” Fernandes added: “This is only the first stage of consultation and we will continue to work with the community as we develop our plans in more detail.”

KICK OFF:  Saturday, 3PM

PAST MEETINGS:

QPR  1 - 2  Newcastle (May, 2013)

Newcastle  1 - 0  QPR (Dec, 2012)

ODDS:

Newcastle to win 4/4

Draw 13/5 PR to win 17/5

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