Premier League: Queens Park Rangers v Reading match preview
A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at Loftus Road
Friday 02 November 2012
The only teams yet to win in the Premier League this season meet when Queens Park Rangers take on Reading on Sunday.
QPR are rooted to the bottom of the table with just three points from nine matches, while Reading occupy 18th on four points with a game in hand. Manager Mark Hughes has come under fire for Rangers' wretched start, which followed a lively spending spree in the transfer market.
Reading, who beat QPR in a Capital One Cup clash back in September, head to Loftus Road on the back of a remarkable 7-5 cup loss to Arsenal on Tuesday.
KICK-OFF: Sunday, 1.30pm
PAST THREE MEETINGS…
QPR 2 (Hoilett, Cisse) Reading 3 (Gorks, Shorey, Pogbrebnyak), Capital One Cup, September 2012
Reading 0-1 QPR (Routledge), Championship, February 2011
QPR 3 (Taarabt, Faurlin, Smith) Reading 1 (Long), Championship, November 2010
Despite meeting 84 times in their history, QPR and Reading have never played each other in English football's top division.
By beating QPR 2-1 on the final day of the 2005-06 season, Reading broke a Championship points record, amassing 106 as they eased to promotion to the top flight.
Both teams have been beaten by Arsenal in the past week; QPR losing 1-0 in the league, before Reading's frantic 7-5 extra time defeat in the Capital One Cup on Tuesday.
QPR to win: 1.80
Reading to win: 4.20
TV: Live on Sky Sports 1 at 1.30pm and highlights on BBC1 at 10.25pm
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