Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(30) 13 Goals 37 (45)
(20) 11 Assists 17 (24)
(6.7) 6.9 Average Ratings 6.9 (6.6)
28.8 Average Age 26.1
182.7 Average Height (cm) 182.8
(0.9) 0.8 Shots pg 1.1 (1)
(47%) 44% Aerial Duel Success 50% (50%)
(0.9) 0.8 Dribbles pg 0.5 (0.5)
(1.7) 1.7 Tackles pg 1.4 (1.8)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Premier League.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Fabio Out 6.73190476190476
Andrew Johnson Out 6.08
Hogan Ephraim Out N/A
Stéphane Mbia Out 6.91034482758621
Ryan Nelsen Doubtful 7.33809523809524
Kieron Dyer Doubtful 6.195
Jamie Mackie Doubtful 6.30448275862069
Park Ji-Sung Doubtful 6.622
Player Reason Status Rating
Frazer Richardson Out 6.412

Team News

  • Mark Hughes' side could have a problem in defence, with Ryan Nelsen pulling out of the New Zealand squad in midweek with knocks to his ankle and knee. He is a doubt for this bottom of the table clash, and could join the suspended Stephane Mbia and Fabio on the absent defenders list.
  • Jamie Mackie is a minor doubt after withdrawing from the Scotland squad this week with an ankle injury, but he should be fine to play.
  • Granero may play on the right with Faurlin and Diakite in the middle, as they lined up against Stoke last week, though the performance was disappointing, so Hughes could line up his side in a more attacking fashion for this must-win game.
  • Southampton threw away what was probably their best chance for a win this season with some terrible defending that resulted in a Swansea equaliser last week.
  • That goal came after the Saints tried to play their way out of defence and were closed down after Gazzaniga's clearance put Yoshida under unnecessary pressure. Artur Boruc could be back in contention in goal, though there is an ongoing investigation into his behaviour towards fans in the game against Tottenham.
  • Frazer Richardson is the away side's only injury problem.

Prediction

  • After only eleven league games it is rare to be able to call a match a relegation battle, but this most certainly is a six-pointer in that sense, with QPR and Southampton currently propping up the Premier League table with four and five points respectively.
  • Mark Hughes' side are one of only two teams yet to have won a Premier League match this season, but have been playing better football than their results suggest. They have some brilliant players but the fact that they have only scored 8 goals in 11 games cannot be overlooked.
  • Southampton, meanwhile, have rippled the net enough times, but have simply conceded far too many goals, particularly on their travels. They have let in 18 goals in 5 away games so far and have to change that if they are to have any chance of survival. This game will probably be quite scrappy with both teams desperate for the win, but the home side should just about edge it.
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Comments (5)

 
  • Mark Hughes - your time is up

  • Hughes out! Hughes out! Hughes out!

  • QPR to finally get their first win. soton are so bad

  • this will be the match that will decide Mark Hughes' fate

  • This is the time for the first win for Quenns P.R. This will be one of the three free tips from bet-tipsters.com next Saturday.

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