Premier League: QPR v Tottenham match preview
A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at Loftus Road
Friday 11 January 2013
Harry Redknapp faces Tottenham for the first time since being relieved of his duties at White Hart Lane in June. Redknapp spent nearly four years in charge there, steering them from the relegation zone to the Champions League.
QPR have the big name players of a side in the Champions League but are rooted to the bottom of the Premier League. Redknapp has made a difference, however. The players finally look interested in keeping QPR up, a cause aided by a shock 1-0 win at Chelsea in their last league match.
Redknapp’s successor at Tottenham, Andre Villas-Boas, finally looks to be settling in and his team have won four successive games. He will hope that a growing understanding between Gareth Bale and Clint Demsey can alleviate the disruption caused by Emmanuel Adebayor’s departure for the African Cup of Nations.
KICK-OFF: Saturday, 12.45pm
PAST THREE MEETINGS...
Tottenham 2 (Faurlin OG, Defoe) QPR 1 (Zamora), Premier League, September 2012
QPR 1 (Taarabt) Tottenham 0, Premier League, April 2012
Tottenham 3 (Bale 2, Van der Vaart) QPR 1 (Bothroyd), Premier League, October 2011
QPR have won just one of their 10 home games this season, losing seven.
The last meeting between these sides at Loftus Road (April 2012) saw Adel Taarabt score the matchwinner and also be sent off.
Tottenham have won five of the last 10 meetings, with QPR winning three.
Teddy Sheringham enjoyed playing versus QPR, as he scored against them eight times for Tottenham 1992-1995.
QPR to win: 4.7
Tottenham to win: 1.87
TV: Live on Sky Sports 2 at 12.45pm, highlights on BBC1 at 10.30pm.
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