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Newcastle v QPR - Match Preview

Newcastle
vs.
QPR

St James' Park

01/02/2017

19:45

On Sky

Newcastle have won five of their last six home league games against QPR (D1).

QPR have lost eight of their last 11 league games against the Magpies (W1 D2), including a 6-0 defeat at Loftus Road earlier this season.

Newcastle are the highest scoring home team in the Championship this season, plundering 30 goals so far including four in a game on four separate occasions, doing so last time out at St. James` Park against Rotherham.

The Hoops, who have won their last two away league games, haven`t won three on the trot since September 2013.

QPR have kept only one clean sheet in their last 15 league matches (1-0 v Reading).

QPR have already won more Championship away games this season (5) than they did in 2015/16 (4).

New signing Luke Freeman provided 30 assists for Bristol City, more than any other player during his time at the club, but in 2016/17 has 0 in 21 apps.

Newcastle Team News:

Dwight Gayle is expected to miss out because of a hamstring problem.

Possible line up:

DARLOW

YEDLIN - LASCELLES - CLARK - DUMMETT

RITCHIE - HAYDEN - SHELVEY - GOUFRANN

PEREZ - MURPHY


Player to watch: -

QPR Team News:

New signings Sean Goss and Luke Freeman could be in the squad but Matt Smith is ineligible.

Possible line up:

SMITHIES

FURLONG - ONUOHA - LYNCH - BIDWELL

MANNING - GOSS - LUONGO

WSZOLEK - WASHINGTON - MACKIE


Player to watch: -

Match Facts & Stats

HEAD 2 HEAD

Newcastle: 24
QPR : 17
Draws: 8



LAST TIME OUT

Championship - 13/09/16
Loftus Road

QPR 0
Newcastle 6 (Shelvey x2, Perez, Clark, Mitrovic, Hanley)

Team: Smithies, Bidwell, Hall, Onuoha, Caulker (Lynch), Perch (Wszolek), Cousins, Chery, Henry, Washington, Ngbakoto (Sylla).

Attendance: 17,404

Ref Watch:

Referee: Tim Robinson
Assistants: David Avent and Christopher Akers
Fourth Official: Peter Bankes

Tim Robinson is the match official for tonight`s clash with the Magpies. This season, Robinson has issued 118 yellow cards and 7 red cards in 25 games.

Match Prediction:


2-0 Newcastle win

Next Fixture

Who: Blackburn
Where: Ewood Park
When: 04/02/2017


Writer:JackSupple
Date:Wednesday February 1 2017
Time: 12:03PM

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