Probable Lineups

  • Krul
  • 6.80791666666667
  • Ba
  • 7.1175
  • Hill
  • 7.00161290322581
  • Mbia
  • 6.91034482758621

Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(43) 24 Goals 12 (30)
(21) 8 Assists 11 (20)
(6.6) 6.8 Average Ratings 6.8 (6.7)
28 Average Age 30
182.3 Average Height (cm) 181.9
(1.1) 1.1 Shots pg 1 (0.9)
(49%) 48% Aerial Duel Success 49% (47%)
(0.6) 0.8 Dribbles pg 0.8 (0.7)
(1.5) 1.3 Tackles pg 1.7 (1.8)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Premier League.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Hatem Ben Arfa Out 7.0778947368421
Yohan Cabaye Out 7.21038461538462
Haris Vuckic Out N/A
Steven Taylor Out 6.6624
Ryan Taylor Out 6.54
Dan Gosling Out 6.1
Gabriel Obertan Doubtful 6.33285714285714
Player Reason Status Rating
Andrew Johnson Out 6.08
Hogan Ephraim Out N/A
Bobby Zamora Out 6.44476190476191
Park Ji-Sung Out 6.622
José Bosingwa Doubtful 6.84521739130435

Team News

  • Hatem Ben Arfa has suffered yet another injury, this time to his hamstring, and is set to miss the whole Christmas schedule as a result.
  • Newcastle could thus continue in a 4-4-2 formation with Ba and Cisse playing up front together, with Vurnon Anita on the right side of midfield again.
  • The fit again Sylvain Marveaux provides another option out wide, though.
  • Having remained unbeaten in the four games since he took charge and gaining QPR's first win of the season last time out, Harry Redknapp may stick with the same starting XI that overcame Fulham last week.
  • Mbia and Faurlin played extremely well in central midfield together and will hope to continue.
  • Jose Bosingwa missed out last time around and so Nedum Onuoha could continue at right-back.


  • Newcastle's terrible run of form has seen them lose 6 of their last 7 Premier League games, with their only win the fortunate one over Wigan that was helped by some dodgy early refereeing decisions. They are struggling to cope without the presence of Yohan Cabaye in midfield and the loss of Ben Arfa to another injury is only going to make things worse.
  • Things are looking up a little for QPR, after last week's first win of the season over Fulham took them off the bottom of the table and within 5 points of moving out of the relegation zone. However, with only 10 points from 17 matches they are far from out of trouble and Harry Redknapp will be the first to acknowledge that.
  • QPR failed to score a goal either at home or away against the Magpies last season, but Newcastle's fragile defence is unlikely to remain watertight this time around. This is a close one to call, but with the home team struggling and the Hoops on the up, a draw could well be on the cards.

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Comments (2)

  • No reason why it can't happen, generally you back up a prediction with why it will happen though.

  • 3-1 to qpr, why not?

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