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QPR enjoy playing Palace but have woeful away record his term

| 14.03.2015

Crystal Palace (odds-on 3/4 favourites for victory with Coral) have won just one of their last seven Premier League home matches this season, while QPR (4/1) have not lost against the Eagles in their previous seven. Therefore, a draw at 12/5 could be the best shout here at Selhurst Park.

On top of that, four of their past seven meetings have resulted in a share of the spoils, with three of them being 0-0 scorelines. Back a goalless affair once more at an enticing 10/1 price.

While the Eagles have soared up the table to 12th (eight points above the drop zone) since Alan Pardew took over, they will need to be wary of the Hoops, who have won their last two away games against them.

QPR may be on a dreadful run, having lost seven of their previous eight top-flight matches, but can rely on Charlie Austin to help them go above Aston Villa in the table, and thus be outside the bottom three.

The England hopeful has netted 15 times this term, and has been one of the few Hoops to shine since they were promoted back to the promised land. Austin is a tempting 7/4 chance to score again anytime.

Palace, meanwhile, could be without forwards Marouane Chamakh and Yaya Sanogo, who have just returned to training after hamstring injuries. They can still rely on Dwight Gayle (6/5 in the anytime market) and Glenn Murray (5/4), who returns from suspension, though.

It could also mean a much-awaited first start for former Newcastle United clubman Shola Ameobi, who has been eased in by his former Toon boss Pardew, by making cameos in the last three games. The Nigeria international is 15/8 to net anytime.

But Pardew will be unable to call upon midfield duo Mile Jedinak (banned) and Jordon Mutch (injured). QPR skipper Joey Barton is also out, as he serves the last of his three-match suspension for lashing out at Tom Huddlestone against Hull City.

QPR will be hoping to bely their woeful away form this season so far this term, as they have lost 12 of their 13 games on the road. Their only win came recently against Sunderland, and another would be crucial to their survival hopes (they are 9/4 to stay up).

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Sam Barnard

Sam has been writing for Coral since January 2014, and is the assistant editor of the news site. As well as the main betting sports, football, tennis and cricket, he covers the likes of golf, F1 and darts too, the latter of which has become a particular favourite. Sam enjoys playing as much as writing about sports, but niggling injuries have limited his participation in recent years, so is happy to mainly watch the pros such as Manchester United, Yorkshire CCC, Raymond van Barneveld and even Gibraltar national football team instead.