Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(39) 29 Goals 12 (30)
(22) 19 Assists 15 (21)
(6.6) 6.8 Average Ratings 6.8 (6.7)
28 Average Age 30
180.3 Average Height (cm) 182.8
(0.8) 0.9 Shots pg 1.2 (1)
(45%) 43% Aerial Duel Success 46% (47%)
(0.6) 0.4 Dribbles pg 0.8 (0.9)
(1.5) 1.4 Tackles pg 1.7 (1.8)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Premier League.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Wes Brown Out N/A
John O'Shea Doubtful 6.91
Lee Cattermole Doubtful 6.7
James McFadden Doubtful 6.03
Player Reason Status Rating
Andrew Johnson Out 6.08
Hogan Ephraim Out N/A
Bobby Zamora Out 6.41
José Bosingwa Doubtful 6.82

Team News

  • Lee Cattermole and John O'Shea were withdrawn during the loss to West Brom at the weekend due to respective knee and calf injuries, and are severe doubts to face QPR.
  • Larsson will likely move in field to partner Colback in the middle, with Johnson moving to the right and James McClean returning in on the left.
  • Titus Bramble will come in if O'Shea isn't available, while otherwise, Martin O'Neill will likely stick with his usual team.
  • Harry Redknapp takes charge of his first game in charge of QPR with a tough trip to Sunderland, and it will be interesting to see how his team selection differs from that of Mark Hughes.
  • Park Ji-Sung could be back in contention after a while out with a knee injury. He missed the chance to return to Old Trafford at the weekend but is thought to be back and has a chance of playing.
  • Jose Bosingwa sat out at the weekend due to illness but should be available.
  • There is little knowing what surprises Redknapp will spring, but Ryan Nelsen may be favoured at the back. Redknapp signed the New Zealander at Spurs and is known to rate him, while it is unclear whether the manager will play Adel Taarabt, after falling out with him at Tottenham.

Prediction

  • Harry Redknapp takes to the dugout for the first time as manager of Queens Park Rangers, with the club rooted to the bottom of the Premier League with only 4 points from a possible 39 so far this season, already 7 points adrift of safety.
  • Sunderland, fifth from bottom in the table, are only 2 points above the relegation zone and in need of a win as well. After having only 22 shots on target in their opening 12 games this season, they had 10 in the loss to West Brom at the weekend, and looked to have more of a creative spark. However, they left themselves open at the back and went on to concede 4 goals as a result.
  • The last 6 games between these sides include 4 meetings in the Championship, but the recurring theme has been plenty of goals. There have been 23 goals in those 6 matches, and with Harry Redknapp likely to tell his side to attack, and Sunderland opening up against West Brom, more could be on the cards here. Redknapp's presence could be enough to spur the hoops on to a point.
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