Both London clubs begun the campaign fighting for top flight survival, but the appointment of Alan Pardew in January has catalysed the home side’s rise to 12th in the table, an impressive eight points ahead of the relegation zone.
Meanwhile, QPR recorded their first Premier League win under new manager Chris Ramsey last month, a 2-0 victory over Sunderland, but are yet to claim a point since. With a three point gap emerging between themselves and 17th place Aston Villa, the Loftus Road outfit desperately need a win if they plan to escape the relegation rankings any time soon.
But with top flight survival and London bragging rites at stake, anything could happen at Selhurst Park this afternoon. Perhaps the starting line-ups, officially confirmed on Twitter, can shed some light on the potential result.
— Crystal Palace FC (@CPFC) March 14, 2015
— QPR FC (@QPRFC) March 14, 2015