Norwich – QPR 25.08.2012
The 5-0 defeats in their opening games proved that Norwich and QPR are probably two teams with the worst defences in the Premiership and with both sides looking to make amends for the dismal losses, we could see goals galore at Carrow Road.
The Canaries have done brilliantly to finish the last league campaign in 12th place, but they did it by scoring plenty of goals and not be keeping their net intact. Together with QPR, Norwich have conceded most goals in the last Premiership campaign if we disregard the three relegated sides and that speaks volumes about their defence. To add insult to injury, Norwich conceded five to average Fulham side in their opening game this season, so their attackers will have to be at their best if Chris Hughton’s side are to win this game. The attacking department could be even more dangerous than last season now that Robert Snodgrass has been added to the squad, but we are yet to see if Norwich can score enough to win this game.
Match: Norwich – QPR 16.00h
League: England Premier League
Our prediction: over 2.5 goals Odds: 1.75
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After surviving last season despite the famous defeat to Manchester City on the final day of the season, QPR chiefs have invested a lot of money to make sure the team avoid the relegation struggle this term. Rangers decided to splash the cash on attacking players Park, Hoilett and Johnson, while they did sign three players who could be regarded as defensive reinforcements. These include calamitous keeper Rob Green, attack-minded full-back Fabio and veteran centre-back Ryan Nelsen. Do you still wonder why QPR conceded five at home to Swansea? I guess not. Despite all the problems at the back, QPR have a good chance of picking up points from Carrow Road, even if the likes of Taarabt, Mackie, Cisse and Zamora play below their potential.
As for this match I recommend game on goals as this is the most realistic option as far as this match.