Premier League: QPR v West Ham match preview
A look ahead to Monday's Premier League fixture at Loftus Road
Friday 28 September 2012
Queens Park Rangers are preparing for their third consecutive
London derby when they welcome West Ham to Loftus Road on Monday.
The Hammers have found the net in each of their home clashes this season; however they’ve failed to register an away goal in their two trips so far this term.
And if they break the away 'drought' of sorts, it won't be done by the head/foot of Andy Carroll, who is still out injured (hamstring) while midfielder Jack Collison is also missing (knee).
QPR have a flurry of injury concerns, namely Jose Bosingwa, Fabio and Anton Ferdinand (all hamstring). Adel Taarabt, who also had a hamstring injury, could return to face their London rivals. Andrew Johnson (knee), Stephane M'Bia (knock) and Armand Traore (knock) will also be out of the matchday squad.
KICK OFF: Monday, 8pm
PAST THREE MEETINGS…
West Ham 2 (Harewood 2) QPR 1 (McLeod), Championship, November 2004
QPR 1 (Rose) West Ham 0, Championship, October 2004
QPR 3 (Ready, Gallen 2) West Ham 0, Premier League, April 1996
There is a small prize up for grabs for the winner on Monday, as they will edge the historical head-to-head tally which sits at 10 wins each, and 14 draws.
West Ham have failed to score in five of their last six visits to Loftus Road.
QPR have won six and lost none of the last eight home games against West Ham in all competitions.
Former Hammer Bobby Zamora has scored all three of Rangers’ Premier League goals this season and from just four shots on target.
QPR to win: 2.05
West Ham to win: 3.50
TV: Live on Sky Sports 1 at 8pm
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