Premier League: West Ham v QPR Preview
look ahead to the weekend Premier League fixture at Upton Park
Friday 18 January 2013
Harry Redknapp and Anton Ferdinand both return to their boyhood clubs where they were a product of the West Ham youth academy. Redknapp went on to manager the Hammers for seven years. Rob Green also racked up a total of 241 appearances for West ham before a move to the west London.
Loic Remy could make his QPR debut after completing his £8m record transfer fee this week from Marseille. Redknapp will be hopeful his goals can drag the Hoops out of the relegation places by the end of the season. Joe Cole could face former boss Harry Redknapp, who handed him his first ever Premier League start at West ham. He rejected the chance to be re-united at QPR, opting for a move back to the Boleyn instead this transfer window.
This is the third successive London derby QPR will have faced, they beat Chelsea 1-0 and then drew 0-0 against Tottenham. They also booked a fourth round FA Cup tie, winning their replay against West Brom midweek, courtesy of a Jay Bothroyd winner. West Ham came unstuck against Manchester United on Wednesday, despite their best efforts they were beaten 1-0.
KICK-OFF: Saturday 3.00pm
PAST THREE MEETINGS...
QPR 1 (Taarabt) West Ham 2 (Jarvis, Vaz Te), Premier League, October 2012
West Ham 2 (Harewood 2) QPR 1 (McLeod), Championship, November 2004
QPR 1 (Rose) West Ham 0, Championship, October 2004
QPR have the lowest shots to goal ration in the league - 174 shots at goal, 17 Goals, at an average of 9.8% goals to shot ratio.
West ham have a 50% win ratio in this home fixture, having played 28 times, West ham have won 14, Drawn 8, with QPR winning 6.
QPR are joint worst scorers in the league, having only scored 17 goals in the League all year.
West ham have won once in their last eight games in all competitions.
QPR have won two games all season.
West Ham 2.14
TV: Highlights on BBC1, 10.30pm.
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