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FA Cup

  • 5 January 2013
  • • 15:00
  • • Loftus Road Stadium, London
  • Referee: M. Clattenburg
  • • Attendance: 8984
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QPR - West Brom Preview: Rangers look to build on Chelsea win in FA Cup clash

QPR - West Brom Preview: Rangers look to build on Chelsea win in FA Cup clash

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Harry Redknapp's side are out to at least match last season's effort by reaching the fourth round, but will have to better the result of the Premier League clash with the Baggies

  PROBABLE LINEUPS

QPR

Cesar
Onouha, Hill, Nelsen, Fabio
Wright-Phillips Granero, Mbia, Mackie
Taarabt
Cisse

West Brom

Foster
Jones, Tamas, McAuley, Ridgewell
Morrison, Gera, Mulumbu, Brunt
Lukaku, Long


Harry Redknapp may opt to stick with the same team that beat Chelsea on Wednesday, although goalscorer Shaun Wright-Phillips may come into starting contention to replace Junior Hoilett (hamstring). 

Djibril Cisse could also be recalled, but QPR are still without long-term absentees Bobby Zamora (thigh) and Andy Johnson (knee). Park Ji-Sung and Alejandro Faurlin are also available should Redknapp choose to rotate his team.

Steve Clarke may still be without Claudio Yacob (hamstring) and Jonas Olsson (groin) for the trip to Loftus Road. Zoltan Gera and Gabriel Tamas may again deputise in their absence, although youngster George Thorne could replace Yacob.

Clarke may choose to rotate his strikers again as Shane Long and Peter Odemwingie were left out of the starting line-up to play Fulham in favour of Romelu Lukaku and Marc Antoine-Fortune.


  DID YOU KNOW?
  • In the Premier League fixture between the two sides on Boxing Day, West Brom ran out 2-1 winners at Loftus Road.

  • QPR have won just twice at home all season in all competitions, with only victories against Fulham and Walsall so far this campaign.

  • In last season’s competition the Hoops reached the fourth round before they were knocked out by eventual winners Chelsea.

  • The two teams have met just once in the FA Cup, in 1983, with West Brom winning the game at the Hawthorns 3-2.

  • West Brom also reached the fourth round of the competition last season where they were knocked out by Norwich.

  • The Baggies have won the FA Cup five times in their history with their last triumph coming in 1968.

  • After a decent scoring start to this season, Shane Long (pictured right) hasn’t scored in his last seven games.

Players to watch

D. Cissé

Position: Attacker

Games: 0

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The Frenchman has struggled for goals of late but can still be a threat with his pace and finishing. After a confidence-building win over Chelsea, the striker might just start getting the support he needs to fire the goals in again - if he can oust others from the starting lineup.

R. Lukaku

Position: Attacker

Games: 0

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The on-loan striker has been excellent this season and is now starting to find the net on a regular basis with four goals in his last nine games. Lukaku possesses excellent strength and is able to hold up play effectively. If he’s firing on all cylinders and has the support of his midfield, the Baggies could dominate the game.

Editor's Prediction

Harry Redknapp’s side will have taken a lot of confidence from their victory at Chelsea and could it into this FA Cup clash. West Brom have been a bit inconsistent of late and may be a tad jaded following their busy festive period, despite a strong start to the season. The Baggies edged the first encounter in the Premier League but the Hoops may just have their number in the cup.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Queens Park Rangers

West Bromwich Albion

Wins
2
1
2
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Queens Park Rangers FC QPR
Queens Park Rangers FC Queens Park Rangers
Draw
West Bromwich Albion FC WBA
West Bromwich Albion FC West Bromwich Albion
52%
34%

Top 3 Predictions

Queens Park Rangers FC QPR
2 - 1
West Bromwich Albion FC WBA
Queens Park Rangers FC QPR
1 - 2
West Bromwich Albion FC WBA
Queens Park Rangers FC QPR
2 - 0
West Bromwich Albion FC WBA

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