QPR v Sunderland match preview - Premier League

A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at Loftus Road

QPR will look to build on their vital 2-1 win over fellow relegation battlers Southampton, and according to striker Jay Bothroyd, who got the winner against the Saints, Harry Redknapp has made every player feel a part of the team.

The addition of Christopher Samba at the back has given the London side an advantage at free kicks and corners with his height, which could be the difference in the race for survival.

Sunderland have not won a game in their last five league matches and Martin O’Neill will look to put that right against QPR, as they still have Manchester United, Chelsea, Everton and Tottenham to play in their last 10 games.    

 

KICK-OFF: Saturday, 3pm

 

PAST THREE MEETINGS…

Sunderland 0 QPR 0, Premier League, November 2012

Sunderland 3 (Bendtner, McClean, Sessegnon) QPR 1 (Taiwo), Premier League, March 2012

QPR 2 (Helguson, Mackie) Sunderland 3 (Bendtner, Sessegnon, Brown), Premier League, December 2011

 

STATS…

Despite their win against Southampton last week, QPR have still only won once in front own their own fans.

Sunderland are 1 of 4 teams to not have a player pick up a red card so far this season.

QPR score most of their goals just after half time. Between 46-60 minutes QPR have scored six.

Stephane Sessegnon and Sebastian Larsson are the only outfield players to have played all 28 league games so far.

 

ODDS…

QPR to win: 2.3

Sunderland to win: 3.55

Draw: 3.4

 

TV: Highlights on BBC1 at 10.30pm.

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