Premier League: QPR v Norwich match preview
A look ahead to the Premier League clash at Loftus Road
Friday 01 February 2013
Unbeaten in their last four league games, although drawing three in that period, QPR will be looking for a victory to maintain their fight against relegation.
In contrast, Norwich have not won in their past seven Premier League fixtures and could do with a second away of the season to keep some distance between themselves and the teams in the relegation zone.
New singings Yoon Suk-Young and Andros Townsend and could make their QPR debuts after finalising their deals mid-week. On loan Tottenham midfielder Jermaine Jenas and club record signing Chris Samba are rated doubtful due to injuries.
New signing Luciano Becchio could make his debut for Norwich after completing his transfer deal with Leeds on deadline day.
PAST THREE MEETINGS…
Norwich 1 (Jackson) QPR 1 (Zamora) Premier League, August 2012
QPR 1 (Barton) Norwich 1 (Pilkington, Morison) Premier League, January 2012
Norwich 2 (Martin, Holt) QPR 1 (Young) Premier League, November 2011
QPR come into this fixture not having won any of the last six against the Canaries.
Despite feeling the need to splash out on Samba, Rangers have only conceded one in their last four Premier league games.
Norwich have played three London clubs (Chelsea, West Ham & Tottenham) in their last six, this will mark the fourth time in seven games.
QPR to win: 1.9
Norwich to win: 4.2
In October 2006, the two teams played a pulsating 3-3 draw at Loftus Road, with Martin Rowlands scoring a brace for QPR, whilst Dion Dublin was on the scoresheet for Norwich.
TV: Live On Sky Sports 2 - 12.45 pm
Latest in Sport
Chelsea players allowed 20 minutes to celebrate, says Jose Mourinho after Capital One Cup victory
Diego Costa keeps coin thrown at him during Capital One Cup final
Liverpool vs Manchester City match report: Stunners from Philippe Coutinho and Jordan Henderson sink Manuel Pellegrini's side
Arsenal 2 Everton 0 player ratings: Who scored highest at the Emirates?
Eden Hazard didn't like the champagne on offer in the Chelsea dressing room
- 1 End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded
- 2 This restaurant has misunderstood the concept of 'cheese and biscuits'
- 3 Raif Badawi, the Saudi Arabian blogger sentenced to 1,000 lashes, may now face death penalty
- 4 Delhi bus rapist blames dead victim for attack because 'girls are responsible for rape'
- 5 PornHub turns masturbation into energy in bid to save the planet
New theory could prove how life began and disprove God
This is what it's like to be dead, according to a guy who died for a bit
'Jihadi John': CAGE representative storms off Sky News accusing Kay Burley of Islamophobia
End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded
Ukip would cut billions from Scottish budget to fund English tax cuts
Nearly 100,000 of Britain's poorest children go hungry after parents' benefits are cut