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QPR v Fulham - Match Preview

QPR
vs.
Fulham

Loftus Road

21/01/2017

12:30

On Sky

QPR haven't won both league meetings with Fulham in a season since 1979/80 when managed by Tommy Docherty.

QPR have lost three of their lost four home league games against Fulham, winning the other 2-1 in a Premier League clash in December 2012.

Fulham have won seven of their last nine league games against the Hoops (L2), though lost the most recent encounter in October (1-2).

The Hoops have won every game in which midfielder Ryan Manning has started this season (three out of three).

Fulham, who won 2-0 away at Ipswich in their last away league game, haven`t won back to back away league games since December 2014.

QPR have managed just eight first half league goals this season, fewer than any other Championship side.

QPR Team News:

QPR are without defenders Jack Robinson (hamstring) and Steven Caulker (hip).

Possible line up:

SMITHIES

FURLONG - ONUOHA - LYNCH - BIDWELL

MANNING - HALL - LUONGO

WSZOLEK - SYLLA - MACKIE


Player to watch: -

Fulham Team News:

Floyd Ayite and Neeskens Kebano are away at the Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon.

Possible line up:

BUTTON

FREDERICKS - KALAS - REAM - MALONE

JOHANSEN - MCDONALD

ALUKO - CAIRNEY - PIAZON

MARTIN



Player to watch: -

Match Facts & Stats

HEAD 2 HEAD

QPR: 14
Fulham: 15
Draws: 5



LAST TIME OUT

Championship - 01/10/16
Craven Cottage

Fulham 1 (Ream)
QPR 2 (Washington, Sylla)

Team: Smithies, Hall, Onuoha, Lynch (Hamalainen), Caulker, Chery, Wszolek (Shodipo), Henry, Luongo, Washington, Polter (Sylla).

Attendance: 19,609

Ref Watch:

Referee: Keith Stroud
Assistants: Matt Foley and Mark Pottage
Fourth Official: Dean Whitestone

Keith Stroud is the match official for Saturday`s clash with the Cottagers. This season, Stroud has issued 136 yellow cards and 11 red cards in 28 games. Stroud has dismissed Karl Henry and Nedum Onuoha so far this season.

Match Prediction:


1-1 Score draw

Next Fixture

Who: Burton
Where: Loftus Road
When: 28/01/2017


Writer:JackSupple
Date:Friday January 20 2017
Time: 4:32PM

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