Each day our exclusive MATCH OF THE DAQ service previews the big match of the day – usually a televised game.

As well as the preview we also bring you the head to head records of the two teams as well as a recommended bet on BETDAQ for the match.

Chelsea v QPR
Premier League
KO 13:30, Sky Sports 1



(Max last 10 only)
28 Jan 2012 FA Cup QPR 0-1 Chelsea
23 Oct 2011 Premier League QPR 1-0 Chelsea
23 Sep 2009 Carling Cup Chelsea 1-0 QPR
05 Jan 2008 FA Cup Chelsea 1-0 QPR
23 Mar 1996 Premier League Chelsea 1-1 QPR
29 Jan 1996 FA Cup QPR 1-2 Chelsea
02 Jan 1995 Premier League QPR 1-2 Chelsea
29 Apr 1995 Premier League Chelsea 1-1 QPR
22 Mar 1995 Premier League Chelsea 1-0 QPR
13 Apr 1994 Premier League QPR 1-1 Chelsea

The first meeting between these two clubs this season ended in controversy as John Terry was accused of racially abusing Anton Ferdinand. Amidst the accusations, QPR pulled off a terrific 1-0 victory as Heidar Helguson’s early penalty proved the difference. Chelsea were not helped by having to play the majority of the game with nine men after Jose Bosingwa and Didier Drogba were dismissed in the first half.

QPR continue to struggle on their travels and Mark Hughes’ side haven’t won an away game since the start of February. As it stands the Hoops are two points better off than Bolton and outside the relegation places, mainly on the back of some superb home victories.

With the FA Cup final and Champions League final on the horizon it looks as if the Premier League might take a backseat as we approach the end of the season. Roberto Di Matteo continues to work miracles at the club as the result in Catalonia can testify to. It’s likely that the manager will use the game to give his players a rest and that means that Fernando Torres is likely to be given a start.

Even with a much changed starting XI, the Blues are in excellent shape to take advantage of QPR’s problems on the road. It’s five defeats in six for QPR away from Loftus Road and I fancy another one here, so back the home win at around 1.47 on BETDAQ.

RECOMMENDATION: (1-10 points)
Back Chelsea at around 1.47: 7 points

Saturday’s Return: -10 points


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