Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(30) 15 Goals 39 (64)
(21) 10 Assists 34 (44)
(6.7) 6.8 Average Ratings 7 (6.9)
30.5 Average Age 28.7
180.6 Average Height (cm) 178.6
(1) 1.1 Shots pg 1.2 (1.3)
(47%) 50% Aerial Duel Success 48% (51%)
(0.7) 0.8 Dribbles pg 0.6 (0.7)
(1.7) 1.7 Tackles pg 1.3 (1.4)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Premier League.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
José Bosingwa Out 6.82
Andrew Johnson Out 6.08
Hogan Ephraim Out N/A
Junior Hoilett Doubtful 6.51
Loïc Remy Doubtful 6.65
Shaun Wright-Phillips Doubtful 6.55
Samba Diakité Out 6.76
Player Reason Status Rating
Vincent Kompany Out 7.09
Maicon Out 6.85
Micah Richards Out 7.34
Matija Nastasic Doubtful 7.02
Yaya Touré Out 7.18
Kolo Touré Out 6.77
Abdul Razak Out 6

Team News

  • After resting a number of first teamers in the FA Cup, Harry Redknapp's side suffered a humiliating defeat that was masked slightly by two late goals having gone 4-0 down to MK Dons.
  • This is set to be Ryan Nelsen's last game for the club before he leaves to take charge of MLS outfit Toronto FC, with Redknapp keen to bring in reinforcements to cover for the loss of arguably their best defender this season.
  • Loic Remy, Shaun Wright-Phillips and Junior Hoilett should all be fit enough to feature against City, with Bobby Zamora also back fit.
  • Roberto Mancini has something of a defensive crisis on his hands with Joleon Lescott potentially the only fit centre-back available after Kompany limped off in the first half against Stoke.
  • With Nastasic a major doubt and Kolo Toure on international duty, Mancini must decide whether to opt for a back three with Clichy and Zabaleta either side of Lescott or to drop Javi Garcia back into the defence.
  • The return to fitness of Jack Rodwell could see the latter option preferred, with Sergio Aguero and Samir Nasri both likely to return to the starting XI.

Prediction

  • After bridging the gap at the top by two points last weekend City won't want to let United pull further away again, so defensive problems have come at the wrong time for the visitors and the right time if you're a QPR fan.
  • The hosts, however, were battered by lower-league opposition this weekend so confidence may be a little low and Redknapp is likely to play a defensive style, with Taarabt and Remy set to be given the only attacking roles.
  • City have scored 3 goals in each of their last 4 matches against QPR, including the title decider on the last day of the 2011/12 season, and should have enough to win again here, though it may not be straightforward once again.
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Comments (5)

 
  • True @homaru. Looks like he doesn't want us to be ahead of city. I'm glad they drew. QPR also need points because they're last place.

  • @shinethstar: why do u want city to win??? that doesnt help us (i also support united)

  • i i'm a man united fan i want city to win this match so that man united would be able to play well against soton and fulham on saturday

  • WS seems modest regarding Man City predictions. A loss against United, draw against decent teams at home, and conceding goals (or even an upset) against weaker teams.

  • MAN. CITY TO WIN 0-2.

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