QPR vs West Brom: Premier League match preview

A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at Loftus Road

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Queens Park Rangers welcome West Brom to Loftus Road on Saturday as two of the relegation favourites face off in the last fixture before Christmas.

Rangers top-scorer Charlie Austin returns after a one-game suspension where he missed his side's 3-1 away loss to Everton on Monday.

West Brom captain Chris Brunt is set to give the Baggies a boost as he returns to full training and is expected to feature after missing their last two games with a hamstring injury.

KICK-OFF: Saturday, 3pm


West Brom 0 QPR 1 (Bothroyd), FA Cup, January 2013

QPR 1 (Dyer) West Brom 1 (Long), FA Cup, January 2013

QPR 1 (Cisse) West Brom 2 (Brunt, Green), Premier League, December 2012


QPR have the unwanted record of having the worst defence in the Premier League – conceding 30 goals in 16 games this season.

QPR concede the most shots at their goal out of every team in the league  this season – averaging 15.4 shots at their goal per game.

West Brom have the joint-best defence on the road this season – conceding just seven goals away from home.

West Brom also have the worst attack away from home this season with just three goals – level with QPR.


QPR to win: 2.45

West Brom to win: 2.90

Draw: 3.25

TV: Highlights on BBC1 at 10.20pm