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Norwich v QPR - Match Preview

Norwich
vs.
QPR

Carrow Road

07/05/2017

12:00

The Canaries have lost just one of their last 13 league matches against QPR at Carrow Road (W9 D3) - a 1-0 defeat in September 2008.

QPR - who won 2-1 against Norwich in this season`s reverse fixture - haven`t won both league fixtures in a season against them since the 1983/84 season.

This will be Ian Holloway`s first away league visit to Carrow Road since losing 6-1 as Millwall boss on Boxing Day 2014 - it`s one of only three occasions he`s seen one of his sides concede six goals in a league game (also Leeds 6-1 QPR in November 2004 and Arsenal 6-0 Blackpool in August 2010).

Norwich have scored 51 home league goals this season, their most in a season since 1985/86 (also 51); their record for a league season is 56, achieved in 1952/53 and 1955/56.

The Canaries have lost just one of their last 11 home league games (W7 D3).

Meanwhile, the Hoops have lost five of their last six on the road (D1), including each of the last four.

Only David Edwards (130) has made more tackles in the Championship this season than Massimo Luongo (119).

Only Jonathan Kodjia (6) has hit the woodwork more times in the Championship this season than Conor Washington (5).

Norwich Team News:

Steven Naismith is banned for the last game of the season after his red card in their draw at Leeds.

Possible line up:

RUDDY

PINTO - BENNETT - MARTIN - DIJKS

HOWSON - DORRANS

MURPHY - PRITCHARD - HOOLAHAN

OLIVEIRA


Player to watch: -

QPR Team News:

Grant Hall is a doubt, while defender Darnell Furlong and midfielder Michael Doughty could start.

Possible line up:

SMITHIES

FURLONG - ONUOHA - LYNCH - BIDWELL

LUONGO - DOUGHTY - FREEMAN

WSZOLEK - SMITH - WASHINGTON


Player to watch: -

Match Facts & Stats

HEAD 2 HEAD

Norwich: 45
QPR: 39
Draws: 35



LAST TIME OUT

Championship - 19/11/16
Loftus Road

QPR 2 (Washington, Polter)
Norwich 1 (Naismith)

Team: Smithies, Hall, Onuoha, Lynch, Robinson (Sandro), Perch, Cousins, Chery, Luongo (Shodipo), Washington, Polter (Sylla).

Attendance: 17,187

Ref Watch:

Referee: Tim Robinson
Assistants: Matthew McGrath and Nigel Lugg
Fourth Official: Gavin Ward

Tim Robinson is the match official for tomorrow`s clash with the Canaries. This season, Robinson has issued 185 yellow cards and 9 red cards in 43 games.

Match Prediction:


3-1 Home win

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Writer:JackSupple
Date:Saturday May 6 2017
Time: 7:10PM

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