QPR vs Tottenham Preview, Team News, Likely Line-ups & Predicted Score

By on January 11, 2013

Andre Villas-Boas

Tottenham will take on a familiar face as they travel across London to play Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road on Saturday lunchtime.

The game will see Harry Redknapp take on his former employers for the first time since he was sacked from the White Hart Lane hot-seat in the summer and he will no doubt be looking to put one over his former side with a win this weekend.

However, it’s not going to be easy against a Spurs side that are in excellent form and currently sit third in the table having won seven of their last nine games. But Redknapp will be given hope as Tottenham have shown they can be vulnerable on the road having lost four from 10 away from home this season.

Bottom-placed QPR are desperate for points but head into the game off the back of last weeks shock 1-0 win over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge which moved them to within five points of safety.

Team News

Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas has no fresh injury worries ahead of the game. Defenders William Gallas and Younes Kaboul are the only players on the sidelines.

The biggest decision for AVB may be who to pick at the heart of his defence, with Michael Dawson favourite to partner Jan Vertonghen with Assou-Ekotto returning at left back.

Striker Emmanuel Adebayor is likely to play his final game before linking up with the Togo squad for the African Cup of Nations, although reports today suggest he may be set to pull out of the tournament after a fresh bust-up with the Togo Football Federation.

QPR are expected to be without midfielder Esteban Granero after he was forced off in the FA Cup draw with West Brom last weekend with a hamstring problem, while Junior Hoilett is also struggling with a similar injury.

Defender Tal Ben Haim is in contention to be in the squad after making his debut in the Cup last week, but may have to make do with a place on the bench.

Likely Line-ups

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Predicted Score

Tottenham should be favourites to win this one as they face the league’s bottom side. Spurs have conceded just twice in their last six games in all competitions while QPR have struggled to find the net, scoring just nine in their last 10. So despite the shock win at Chelsea and the ‘Redknapp-factor’, we think Tottenham will take home all three points. QPR 1-2 Tottenham

What would your line up be and what’s your score prediction for the game? Get involved in the comments section below.

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