Premier League Betting: QPR v Liverpool - Fan v Fan Preview



QPR perspective: Paul Finney, IndyRs.

Team news

We may still be without our most solid defender and our best goalkeeper, with Ryan Nelsen and Julio Cesar both struggling with injury. Full-back Nedum Onuoha (hamstring) and midfielder Park Ji-sung (knee) are also out.

Form

We're improving slowly under Harry Redknapp; we have at least won a game - something that never looked likely before he arrived. Hopefully some wheeling and dealing in January with further help our cause.

Head-to-head

We have only beaten Liverpool six times ever at home, but the side will be buoyed by the memory of last season's thrilling 3-2 victory. Hopefully we can produced a similar performance to kick-start our campaign.

Best bets

Djibril Cisse to score at 3.50. The striker's been looking sharp and will be keen to make an impression against his old club.

Over 3.5 goals at 3.30. I think there will be goals in this one, and these odds are attractive.

QPR to win at 4.00. We may still be bottom of the Premier League, but I think we can give Liverpool a run for their money.

Score prediction: QPR 3-2 Liverpool (36.00)

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Liverpool perspective: Antoine Zammit, Empire of the Kop.

Team news 

Luis Suarez should be fit to play despite receiving a couple of knocks against Stoke on Boxing Day. Martin Kelly is still injured, Fabio Borini is getting closer, while Oussama Assaidi is doubtful.

Form

The dismal performance against Stoke dampened Liverpool's holiday spirit. After the routing of Fulham on Saturday, the game at the Britannia showed that issues still exist. This lack of consistency is typical of our season; we go from a dismal performance to a brilliant one and then back to dismal. Hopefully the Reds can bounce back against QPR.

Head-to-head

Last season it seemed that Liverpool had victory at Loftus Road sealed, with goals coming from Kuyt and Coates giving us a 2-0 lead. However, QPR bounced back in the last 13 minutes and goals by Derry, Cisse and Mackie left Liverpool shocked.

Best bets

Both teams to score at 1.75. I think we'll see goals in this one, with neither side the most defensively sound at the moment.

Luis Suarez to score first at 5.00. The Uruguayan was a handfull against Stoke and should continue his fine form against QPR.

Liverpool win at 1.90. I think we'll bounce back from the disappointment of Boxing Day.

Score prediction: QPR 1-2 Liverpool (8.75)

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