Premier League Preview and Prediction: Manchester City vs QPR

Competition: Premier League – Manchester City vs. Queens Park Rangers

Venue: Etihad Stadium – Sunday, May 10th – 13:00 BST (08:30 ET)

Match Odds: Man City 2/9 – Draw 11/2 – QPR 10/1

Match Preview

Manchester City host QPR in the Sunday afternoon kickoff in a game that could be a make or break clash for the West London club as they are currently seven points off safety and will be relegated from the Premier League if they lose.

With Manchester City seemingly left with nothing to play for but Champions League security, it looks there will be a summer of change at last year’s champions.

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City have the benefit of playing at home as they have won their last five at the Etihad and are strong favourites to make it six as they have the best attack in the league, with 71 goals scored this term.

Manchester City’s home record: P17 – W12 – D3 – L2

QPR have looked certain for the drop for much of the season, and boss Chris Ramsey’s efforts look all but lost as he has battled to keep a weak QPR side in the top flight for several weeks.

With the worst defense in the league, QPR have leaked an incredible 61 goals this term, and could be in trouble at City this weekend.

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A long season for QPR could all be over come the end of the weekend, as they need three wins to even have a hope of staying up.

QPR’s away record: P17 – W2 – D1 – L14

Team News

Manchester City: Steven Jovetic, Vincent Kompany and Yaya Toure are all out. Samir Nasri and Jesus Navas are both doubts and aren’t expected to start. Fernando, Fernandinho and Frank Lampard are expected to make the midfield trio.

QPR: Alejandro Faurlin, Eduardo Vargas and Mauro Zarate are all out, Nedum Onuoha is suspended and Steven Caulker and Armand Traore are doubts. Charlie Austin and Bobby Zamora are expected to start up front.

Key Points

Manchester City’s last five: LLWWW

QPR’s last five: W/D/L/D/L

Key Stat: QPR haven’t won away to City in the Premier League since May 1995.

Key Player: Sergio Aguero – The star striker has been the shining light in a fading team and has kept them ticking over this term with 22 goals.

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Score Prediction

Manchester City 3-1 QPR – The Citizens look far too strong for QPR and should win the game with relative ease to spell the end of the R’s survival chances as they prepare for next year in the Championship.


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