QPR vs Tottenham Preview: Team News, Likely Line-ups & Predicted Score
Tottenham face London rivals Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road on Saturday. Here’s a preview with team news, likely line-ups and predicted score for the game
Tottenham will look to boost their hopes of a top-four finish when they take on London rivals Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road on Saturday evening.
Mark Hughes’ men are in a relegation dog-fight, sitting just two points above 18th-placed Bolton, and are looking to their home fixtures as the key to their survival hopes.
Rangers have won their last three games at Loftus Road, including wins over Liverpool, Arsenal and Swansea, so will go into this game with high hopes of securing a positive result.
Spurs will be looking to put last weekends FA Cup disappointment behind them and concentrate on having a strong end to the season in the league.
Harry Redknapp’s men have come un-stuck in recent weeks and have won only once in their last eight games, which now leaves the once title-contenders in danger of missing out on a top-four place.
Mark Hughes will be able to call upon striker Djibril Cisse, with the Frenchman returning from a four-match suspension. Cisse is expected to come stright back in and start alongside Bobby Zamora up top.
Shaun Wright-Philips is hoping for a recall but may have to make do with a place on the bench once more.
Brad Friedel will return for Spurs after being left out of last weeks 5-1 defeat to Chelsea. Harry Redknapp will have to decide whether to keep faith with the side that crashed out the FA Cup or freshen things up.
Jermain Defoe and Sandro will both be pushing for a recall, but Tom Huddlestone and Michael Dawson remain on the sidelines through long-term injuries.
QPR’s recent home record is excellent and they are fighting for their lives at the bottom of the league. Tottenham are on a terrible run and come into the game off the back of a damaging 5-1 defeat in an FA Cup semi final. Therefore, we can see the home side getting something from this one. QPR 1-1 Tottenham.
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