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MATCH PREVIEW: Albion v QPR

PUBLISHED

14:08 5th October 2012

Stats and info for Saturday's game with QPR at The Hawthorns (ko 3pm)

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


PLDWDLFAGD
HOME19 
1063352015
AWAY1763819190
NEUTRAL200224-2
TOTAL3816913564313


Interesting facts

Albion have not won their opening four home fixtures in the top flight since the 1919/20 campaign. The Baggies were crowned champions of Division One that season after sealing victories in their opening six games at The Hawthorns.

The Baggies are the only club in all four divisions of the Football League yet to concede at home.

Ben Foster will be looking to seal his seventh consecutive league clean sheet at The Hawthorns in tomorrow's game. The 29-year-old keeper has not conceded a home league goal since the Baggies lost 3-1 to Newcastle on Sunday, March 25.

Mark Hughes has never managed a side to victory at The Hawthorns – despite travelling there with four different clubs he has played five, drawn one and lost four.  

The R's haven't won at The Hawthorns since October 1999, when Gerry Francis' side overcame the Baggies 1-0 in English football's second tier.

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


Last time out

HOME: Premier League, Saturday, April 14, 2012, Albion 1 (Dorrans) QPR 0 
AWAY: Premier League, Saturday, December 10, 2011, QPR 1 (Helguson 20) Albion 1 (Long 81)


Form guide (last six league matches)

ALBION: WDWLWD
QPR: LDLDLL


Last league match line-ups

ALBION (v Villa - away D 1-1): Foster; Jones (Tamas 45+2), McAuley, Olsson, Popov; Mulumbu, Yacob; Gera, Morrison, Brunt (Dorrans 40); Long (Lukaku 72). Subs not used: Daniels (gk), El Ghanassy, Rosenberg, Fortune.

QPR (v West Ham - home L 1-2): Cesar; Onuoha (Hoilett 84), Nelsen, Hill, Mbia; Wright-Phillips (Diakite 56), Park (Taarabt 56), Faurlin, Granero; Cisse Zamora. Subs not used: Green (gk); Ehmer, Ephraim, Mackie.   


QPR team news

Mark Hughes will be without Samba Diakite, who serves a one-game suspension following his red card against West Ham last week. While Jose Bosingwa and Anton Ferdinand (both hamstring) are both doubts, with Fabio and Armand Traore also out of contention due to injury. Andy Johnson is unlikely to feature before March with cruciate ligament injury. 


Ref watch

Mike Jones oversees tomorrow's game. The Cheshire official refereed Albion’s 3-2 defeat to Arsenal of the final day of last season. Jones has dished out 15 yellow and no red cards in six games this season.


Betting

Selected odds from Bet Butler:

Albion to win: 10/11
QPR to win: 17/5
Draw: 11/4

Shane Long to score the first goal: 11/2 
Djibril Cisse to score the first goal: 8/1 

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


Tickets

Tickets for the visit of QPR remain on general sale. For further information, click here.


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