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  • December 22, 2012
  • • 23:00
  • • St. James' Park, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
  • Referee: K. Friend
  • • Attendance: 50180
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Newcastle - QPR Preview: Magpies hoping to end their dismal league form

Newcastle - QPR Preview: Magpies hoping to end their dismal league form

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Alan Pardew will want to put an end to the run which as seen his side lose six out of their last seven while the visitors look to continue their unbeaten start under Harry Redknapp

  PROBABLE LINEUPS

NEWCASTLE
Newcastle United
Krul
Simpson, Coloccini, Williamson, Santon
Anita, Tiote
Cisse, Marveaux, Gutierrez
Ba
  QPR
 
Green
Onuoha, Hill, Nelsen, Traore
M'Bia, Faurlin
Mackie, Taarabt, Wright-Phillips
Cisse

Alan Pardew will be once again without midfielder Hatem Ben Arfa (hamstring), with the Frenchman likely to miss the entirety of Newcastle's festive schedule.

Sylvain Marveaux returns from injury and could provide an option for Newcastle going forward, but Yohan Cabaye (groin) and Steven Taylor (hamstring) remain long-term absentees.

Joining Bobby Zamora (thigh) and Andy Johnson (thigh) on the sidelines for QPR is Park Ji-Sung (knee).

Jose Bosingwa is fit after missing his side's first win of the season against Fulham, but Nedum Onuoha could continue at right-back after a solid performance.

  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Newcastle have conceded twice in five of their last six league games.
  • Demba Ba (pictured) has scored six goals in his last seven Premier League appearances at St James' Park.

  • The Magpies have lost six out of their last seven Premier League fixtures.

  • The Magpies have won just two of their 12 Premier League games since Alan Pardew was rewarded with a new eight-year contract at the club.
  • QPR are without a single victory in their last 22 away matches in the Premier League

  • No side have managed more than QPR's five goals from outside the box in open play.

  • Harry Redknapp's side last tasted victory against Newcastle in February 1995.

  • The west London side are above their opponents in the form table, having picked up seven points from their last eight games, compared with the Magpies four from eight.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Newcastle United

Queens Park Rangers

Wins
4
1
0
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Newcastle United FC NEW
Newcastle United FC Newcastle United
Draw
Queens Park Rangers FC QPR
Queens Park Rangers FC Queens Park Rangers
43%
16%
41%

Top 3 Predictions

Newcastle United FC NEW
1 - 2
Queens Park Rangers FC QPR
Newcastle United FC NEW
2 - 1
Queens Park Rangers FC QPR
Newcastle United FC NEW
3 - 1
Queens Park Rangers FC QPR

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