QPR v West Ham – Match Preview

Queens Park Rangers striker Bobby Zamora

Mark Hughes will be desperate to pick up a first league win of the season as Sam Allardyce brings his West Ham side to Loftus Road on Monday night.

QPR have endured a miserable start to the season, further compounded by a home defeat to Reading in the Capital One Cup in midweek.

West Ham have been typically inconsistent, and suffered a humiliating home defeat to Wigan in the same competition, losing 4-1.

West Ham will remain without Andy Carroll, still suffering with the hamstring injury he picked up on his debut. Jack Collison is another absentee, suffering with a knee injury.

Mark Hughes has a long injury list to contend with. He will be without  Jose Bosingwa, Fabio, Adel Taarabt and Anton Ferdinand (all hamstring)Andrew Johnson (knee), Stephane M’Bia (knock) and Armand Traore (knock) for the London derby.

West Ham have failed to find the net in their two previous away matches this season, whilst QPR’s former Hammers striker Bobby Zamora has scored all three of Rangers Premier League goals this season, from just four shots on target.

Prediction: QPR 2-1 West Ham