Probable Lineups

4-4-2
© WhoScored.com

Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(33) 24 Goals 14 (30)
(20) 10 Assists 11 (21)
(6.6) 6.7 Average Ratings 6.8 (6.7)
29.2 Average Age 29.5
187.4 Average Height (cm) 181.1
(0.8) 0.9 Shots pg 1 (1)
(59%) 60% Aerial Duel Success 44% (47%)
(0.4) 0.3 Dribbles pg 0.8 (1)
(1.5) 1.5 Tackles pg 1.7 (1.5)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Premier League.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Marc Wilson Out 6.93
Mamady Sidibe Out N/A
Michael Owen Doubtful 6.14
Player Reason Status Rating
Fabio Out 6.72
Andrew Johnson Out 6.08
Stéphane Mbia Out 6.88
Park Ji-Sung Doubtful 6.6

Team News

  • Michael Owen missed the trip to Norwich last week and Tony Pulis has all but ruled him out of the QPR game.
  • He joins Marc Wilson (broken leg) and Mamady Sidibe (groin) on Stoke's short injury list.
  • Pulis could stick with the same team that he fielded last time out, but will consider reinstating Matthew Etherington on the left, with Kightly having failed to impress at Norwich.
  • Stephane Mbia remains suspended so Anton Ferdinand and Ryan Nelsen will continue together at centre-back.
  • Mark Hughes may stick with the same team as last time out, but might look to go slightly more defensive for a tough trip to Stoke.
  • That could mean Shaun Wright-Phillips comes in on the right, with Hoilett moving back in behind the striker, while Park remains a doubt but is another option in midfield.

Prediction

  • Stoke's performances have been rather indifferent this season, and that is reflected by their results and goal tally. They have won 1 and drawn 6 of their 10 games so far, scoring just 8 goals in the process. They base their set up on a solid defence rather than attacking flair and their slide towards the relegation zone could force them to change things sooner rather than later.
  • QPR have been even worse, having failed to win a single game so far, drawing last weekend at home to Reading, in arguably their most winnable game all season. With just 4 points so far, they absolutely have to start winning soon if they are to even stand a chance of staying up. If they continue to pick up points at the same rate all season, they will reach just 15 points.
  • Stoke are unbeaten at home, and have picked up positive results there in drawing with both Arsenal and Manchester City. Against an out of sorts QPR side, they should pick up all three points.
Prediction:
1
© WhoScored.com

Who do you think will be WhoScored's Man of the Match? Let us know in the comments below!

Comments (1)

 
  • QPR has been playing good football the last few games....worth a cheeky bet.

Data sources: Data Sources