Queens Park Rangers will be aiming to end their terrible recent run with victory at West Bromwich Albion, who have a terrific home record since Tony Pulis took charge at the beginning of the year.
Six wins and six clean sheets in seven Premier League matches at the Hawthorns ensures that Albion hold a reasonably secure position in the table, eight points above the bottom three and some 11 above their opponents, on whom they will be keen to gain revenge after squandering a 2-0 lead to lose in West London in December.
It was tough for the Baggies last time out, however, as their game-plan at Manchester City was severely hampered by an early sending off. The game turned into a procession for the champions as they rained shots in on Boaz Myhill’s goal, but back at home West Brom are set to adopt a more attack-minded approach.
Things are going so badly wrong for QPR at the worst possible time, as staying in the Premier League begins to look an increasingly tall order after nine defeats in 10 games. Boss Chris Ramsey has been unable to improve results, and defeat to Everton recently was a major setback.
Again, they seemed to have the momentum after levelling through Eduardo Vargas, but their leaky defence was caught out again. The lack of pace QPR have at the back will surely be seized upon by Saido Berahino, who will take on Charlie Austin in a battle of two England hopefuls.
Goalkeeper Ben Foster is still absent for West Brom, who are also likely to be without Callum McManaman. Defender Craig Dawson serves a one-match ban.
Darnell Furlong could return for QPR, but Richard Dunne, Alejandro Faurlin and Leroy Fer remain sidelined.
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