Premier League: Everton v QPR match preview

A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at Goodison Park

QPR have reached must win territory as they head to Goodison. Last week Harry Redknapp spoke of the need for home wins before heading out. Unfortunately for Rangers, a draw with relegation rivals Wigan did nobody any favours and now they hit the road hoping to tip over a Toffees side that has beaten Stoke and City at home and were unlucky to plump for a draw with Spurs last weekend.

Loic Remy shoulders some burden with Bobby Zamora suspended while on the other side of the ball stands Kevin Miralles, a man who has dazzled in recent weeks. Tony Hibbert is out with a calf injury, but Everton have a relatively fit squad to play with for their expedition out of sixth place in the league, only four points behind Arsenal.

 

KICK-OFF: Saturday, 3pm

 

PAST THREE MEETINGS…

QPR 1 (Baines OG) Everton 1 (Cesar OG) Premier League, October 2012

QPR 1 (Zamora) Everton 1 (Drenthe) Premier League, Mar 2012

Everton 0 QPR 1 (Smith) Premier League, August 2011

 

STATS…

QPR only managed two shots on target last time out against Wigan.

Stephane M’Bia tops the indiscipline charts when the coefficients of his 8 yellows and 1 red are added together.

Leighton Baines has created 97 chances for Everton this season, including assists.

Everton and Manchester United have scored more headed goals than any other team in the Premier League this season, with both nodding in 13.

 

ODDS…

Everton to win: 1.45

QPR to win: 8.6

Draw: 5

 

TV: Highlights on BBC1 at 10.20pm

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