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MATCH PREVIEW: QPR v Albion

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06:30 4th January 2013

Stats and info for Baggies' FA Cup clash with R's (ko 3pm)

All-time results record (League, FA Cup and League Cup)


PLDWDLFAGD
HOME
20
11
6338 
22
 
16

AWAY18382120

1

NEUTRAL200224
-2

TOTAL40189136146

15



Interesting facts


The Baggies have lost only one of their last ten meetings with Rangers – winning six and drawing three.

The R’s will be desperate to avoid a third-round exit for an eighth time in nine years, bowing out to top flight opposition in each of the last two seasons.

The two sides have met twice before in the FA Cup with both sides claiming one victory apiece. Rangers overcame the Baggies 1-0 in the 1982 semi-final at Highbury. Albion recorded a 3-2 third-round triumph over QPR in January, 1983 thanks to a Gary Owen brace and a Peter Eastoe strike.

The Baggies have won this competition on five occasions (1888, 1892, 1931, 1954, 1968).

The two sides did not meet in any competition until Saturday, November 6, 1948 when Jack Smith’s side overcame The R’s 2-0 at Loftus Road – some 70 years after Albion were founded in 1878 and 66 years after QPR were established. 


Last time out


HOME: Premier League, Saturday, October 6, 2012, Albion 3 (Morrison 5, Gera 22, Mulumbu 85) QPR 2 (Taarabt 35, Granero 90)
AWAY: Premier League, Wednesday, December 26, 2012, QPR 1 (Cisse 68) Albion 2 (Brunt 29, Green og 49)


Form guide (last six league matches)


ALBION: LDWWLL 
QPR: DWLLLW  


Last league match line-ups


ALBION (v Fulham - home L 1-2): Foster; Jones, McAuley, Tamas, Ridgewell; Mulumbu, Brunt (Thorne 84); Fortune (Odemwingie 65), Morrison, Gera (Long 65); Lukaku. Subs not used: Myhill (gk), Jara Reyes, Dawson, Rosenberg. 

QPR (v Chelsea – away W 0-1): Cesar; Onuoha, Nelsen, Hill, Fabio; Mbia, Derry; Hoilett (Wright-Phillips 15) Granero (Park 90), Taarabt (Dyer 90+2); Mackie. Subs not used: Green (gk), Ferdinand, Cisse, Faurlin.


QPR team news


The hosts look set to be without Junior Hoilett after the Canadian lasted just 15 minutes at Stamford Bridge before limping off with injury. Ji-Sung Park made a return off the bench in midweek and could earn a recall along with DJ Campbell after the striker returned this week from his loan spell at Ipswich Town. Jose Bosingwa (back) has missed QPR’s last five games with a back injury, while Andrew Johnson (knee) and Bobby Zamora (hip) remain long-term absentees.


Ref watch


Mark Clattenburg oversees tomorrow's game. The Tyne and Wear official refereed Albion’s 2-1 home defeat by Manchester City in October. Clattenburg has dished out 53 yellow and five red cards in 16 games this term. The last time he oversaw the Baggies in the FA Cup was their 5-1 quarter-final win at Bristol Rovers in 2008.


Betting


QPR to win: 8/5
Albion to win: 19/10
Draw: 5/2 

Djibril Cisse to score the first goal: 6/1  
Romelu Lukaku to score the first goal: 13/2  

If you fancy a flutter with the club's official online betting partner, click here.  


Tickets


The club’s remaining 150 seats, which are restricted view, will go on sale on the away turnstiles at Loftus Road tomorrow. For further details, click here. 


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