West Brom vs QPR – Match Preview

West Brom striker Romelu Lukaku

Surprise package West Brom welcome bottom of the table QPR to the Hawthorns this Saturday.

Steve Clarke has made a great start to life as a manager, and saw his side record a satisfactory 1-1 draw at Villa Park in the Midlands derby last time out.

They currently sit sixth in the table, just a point outside the top four. Whilst big spending QPR sit bottom of the table having failed to win a game so far this season.

Mark Hughes saw his side crash to another defeat on Monday, losing 2-1 at home to London rivals West Ham.

However West Brom have a host of injury problems to contend with, after Chris Brunt and and full back Billy Jones both suffered hamstring injuries during the game at Villa Park last week.

They are set to join the likes of Steven Reid and Liam Ridgwell on the sidelines for this one, whilst Shane Long and Romelu Lukaku will battle it out for the lone striker role.

QPR also have injury problems to contend with, and will be without five players to the trip to the Hawthorns.

Anton Ferdinand is one of four defenders unavailable, while Samba Diakite will also miss out through suspension following the red card he picked up during a substitute appearance against West Ham United on Monday night.

Adele Tarrabt could start for Rangers following his wonder goal against the Hammers on Monday night nearly bought QPR back into the game.

Prediction: West Brom 2-1 QPR