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  • November 26, 2011
  • • 10:00 AM
  • • Carrow Road, Norwich, Norfolk
  • Referee: M. Clattenburg
  • • Attendance: 26781
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Premier League Preview: Norwich City - QPR

A pair of in form strikers in Steve Morison and Heidar Helguson go head-to-head as two sides from last year's Championship are set for a Premier League goal fest at Carrow Road.


PROBABLE LINEUPS

NORWICH CITY

Ruddy
Naughton, Martin, Barnett, Tierney
Bennett, Fox, Johnson, Pilkington
Hoolahan, Morison

QPR

 
Kenny
Young, Gabbidon, Ferdinand, Hill
Wright-Phillips, Buzsaky, Faurlin, Taarabt
Mackie, Helguson
Paul Lambert has no new injuries to worry about so will likely pick a similar, though not identical, lineup to that which lost to Arsenal last week. Elliott Bennett, somewhat unlucky to miss out against the Gunners, should return, with the defensive cover of Andrew Crofts most likely to be sacrificed. Captain Grant Holt will continue his super-sub duties with Steve Morison in such impressive form leading the line.

Neil Warnock will be without his captain Joey Barton this weekend, with the midfielder having picked up his fifth booking of the season against Stoke meaning Akos Buzsaky may fill in for the former Newcastle man. Adel Taarabt missed the 3-2 victory over Tony Pulis' men after reportedly losing his passport and suitcases during the international break, and QPR had performed well in his absence, but he most likely will be restored, potentially at the expense of Armand Traore.


 DID YOU KNOW?

  • Norwich City has exceed expectations so far this season to sit 11th at present, but the club is within three points' reach of 17th-placed Wolves.
  • The Canaries, having lost their last two games, have failed to win in four.
  • Striker Steve Morison has netted for Lambert's men in each of their last three games, taking his tally for the season to four and making him the club's joint top scorer along with Anthony Pilkington.
  • QPR hitman Heidar Helguson is in similar form, with four goals from his last four games, including a brace against Stoke - only Arsenal's Robin van Persie has scored more in the Premier League since Oct. 15.
  • Both sides have scored at least one goal in each of their last five matches.
  • Norwich has yet to record a single clean sheet in any competition in the 2011-12 season.
  • QPR is more than used to facing the Canaries, whom the team has played against in more Football League or Premier League matches than any other club - at a whopping 110 encounters through the years.

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Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Norwich City

Queens Park Rangers

Wins
2
2
1
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Norwich City FC NOR
Norwich City FC Norwich City
Draw
Queens Park Rangers FC QPR
Queens Park Rangers FC Queens Park Rangers
31%
30%
39%

Top 3 Predictions

Norwich City FC NOR
1 - 2
Queens Park Rangers FC QPR
Norwich City FC NOR
0 - 0
Queens Park Rangers FC QPR
Norwich City FC NOR
1 - 1
Queens Park Rangers FC QPR

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