England Premier League — 03 November 2012

The early kick-off in the Premier League on Sunday sees two of the leagues strugglers come head-to-head at Loftus Road, as QPR host Reading.

Both teams have yet to claim a Premier League this season.

QPR boss Mark Hughes brought in 12 players in the summer, but his side have struggled to come together as a unit. QPR were unlucky not to claim anything at Arsenal last weekend, despite going to ten men. The Hoops are currently bottom of the table.

Reading have struggled for points in the top flight, but still find themselves two places above their opponents in the Premier League table. The Royals may have the psychological advantage though after claiming a 3-2 victory at Loftus Road in the Capitol One earlier this season.

The late kick-off sees underachievers Liverpool and Newcastle meet at Anfield. Liverpool will count themselves unfortunate not to have won at Everton in the Merseyside derby at Everton last time out, but the Reds have underachieved in recent seasons. Brendan Rodgers’ side find themselves 12th in the Premier League.

Newcastle have had a topsy-turvy start to their league campaign. The Magpies are 10th in the Premier League table, just three points above their opponents. The visitor’s top scorer Demba Ba is an injury doubt for the visit to Merseyside.

Monday night’s fixture sees West Brom host Southampton at the Hawthorns. The Baggies have made a solid start under Steve Clarke this season. Clarke’s men are currently 8th in the Premier League table and have a strong home record.

The visitors have the worst defensive record in the top flight. The Saints have found life back in the Premier League a struggle and are second from bottom in the Premier League table. However Nigel Adkins side are dangerous going forward.

Can QPR or Reading get their first Premier League victory of the season?


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David Nugent

David is a 29 year-old football fan and journalist, who is passionate about the beautiful game. He is a lifelong supporter of Premier League Everton and likes nothing better than a healthy discussion about the world's favourite sport.

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