QPR vs Leicester City: Premier League match preview

A look ahead to this weekend’s game at Loftus Road

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The Independent Football

QPR will host Leicester City in what will be a big game for two of the Premier League’s strugglers.

Harry Redknapp saw his side draw 2-2 against Manchester City two weeks ago but are stilll bottom of the table, having collected only eight points in 12 matches.

Both teams, promoted to the Premier League this season, are firmly in a battle to stave off relegation.

It will be the first time since 2004 that the teams will play each other in the Premier League, while last year’s games in the Championship were both won by Leicester City.

QPR chairman Tony Fernandes recently argued the only way the club’s results will improve is if they move to a new ground. The club has had more grounds than any other professional club in England, 16, and are now planning to leave Loftus Road where they have been since 1963. Their current stadium only has a capacity of 18,439, the lowest in the Premier League.

Leicester City, who haven’t had a win since their impressive 5-3 victory over Man United in September, losing 5 of their last seven games, will be keen to take the full amount of points home on Saturday so they can leave the relegation zone behind.

Kick-off: Saturday 3pm

PAST MEETINGS...

Leicester 1 (Nugent) QPR 0 - Sat 19 April 2014 English Championship

QPR 0 Leicester 1 (Vardy) - Sat 21 Dec 2013 English Championship

QPR 1 (Miller)  Leicester 0 - Sat 05 March 2011

STATS...

First time QPR and Leicester will play each other in the Premier League since 2004

QPR and Leicester City have played each other 57 times. QPR winning 25, drawing 10 and Leicester winning 22 times.

Both teams got promoted to the Premier League last year but are facing relegation

ODDS...

QOR to win 2.3 Draw 3.25 Leicester to win 3.1

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