Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(45) 30 Goals 10 (30)
(32) 19 Assists 12 (21)
(6.6) 6.7 Average Ratings 6.8 (6.7)
29.1 Average Age 30.1
181.3 Average Height (cm) 181.5
(0.9) 1.1 Shots pg 1 (1)
(47%) 48% Aerial Duel Success 48% (47%)
(0.6) 0.6 Dribbles pg 0.8 (1)
(1.7) 1.6 Tackles pg 1.7 (1.8)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Premier League.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Ben Watson Out 6.73
Antolin Alcaraz Out 7.03
Albert Crusat Out N/A
Iván Ramis Out 6.72
Shaun Maloney Out 7.01
Ryo Miyaichi Out 6.16
Maynor Figueroa Out 6.69
Gary Caldwell Out 6.48
Player Reason Status Rating
Andrew Johnson Out 6.08
Hogan Ephraim Out N/A
Bobby Zamora Out 6.41
Samba Diakité Doubtful 6.76
Stéphane Mbia Doubtful 6.88
Julio César Doubtful 6.82

Team News

  • Roberto Martinez has all manner of problems at the back, with both Figueroa and Caldwell suspended and Ramis and Alcaraz sidelined.
  • They may be forced to revert to a back four with Boyce starting at centre-back alongside Piscu, and Beausejour and Stam playing as full-backs.
  • There could, therefore, be a place in the midfield for James McArthur, while Gomez should keep his place with Maloney still set to miss out.
  • Stephane Mbia was down for some time before being stretchered off against Villa but his neck injury is not as bad as first feared and the Cameroonian could be fit for this weekend, along with Samba Diakite who also picked up a knock.
  • Park Ji-Sung will hope to start ahead of Esteban Granero, who was withdrawn at half-time against Villa.
  • Jamie Mackie should keep his place up front to allow Wright-Phillips to play on the wing, with Djibril Cisse missing out.

Prediction

  • Harry Redknapp will see this as the ideal chance to get his and QPR's first victory on the board this season with Wigan's defence hugely depleted, with the Latics having conceded the second most goals already this season (28).
  • If the visitors do not win it will be a Premier League record for the most games without a victory at the start of a season (16) and the Hoops will hope that their luck turns having hit the woodwork more than any other team thus far (12).
  • Martinez's side have lost 4 of their last 5 league games and could continue to slide back toward the drop zone due to the raft of first team players unavailable to the Spaniard.
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