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Saturday, 23 February 2013

QPR v Man United: Do the R's have any hope against Fergie and RVP?


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QPR fans have witnessed just eight paltry goals from their team this season at Loftus Road. That's the fewest goals a home side has scored in the whole of the United Kingdom. Today they entertain runaway leaders and Treble contenders Manchester United, but can Harry Redknapp's men mastermind a way to stop the Red Devils in their tracks?

Despite their poor league position and form this season, QPR have managed to take points off the big boys under Redknapp. They beat Chelsea at the Bridge and held Spurs and Man City to a draw, but the way in which Swansea carved them open last time out would have alarmed the gaffer.

QPR have also found the back of the target just three times in their past seven games. That's an awful return for a team that needs to treat every game between now and the end of the season as cup finals.

Man United will enter Loftus Road full of confidence. The title already has their name etched into it and they will fancy their chances of seeing off Real Madrid in the Champions League. They may still be suspect defensively, but United pack more attacking threat than the US Army. Wayne Rooney may be ruled out for today's game but RVP should have either Danny Welbeck or Hernandez alongside him to trouble Julio Cesar's goal.

QPR have never defeated United in the Premier League and not many people will expect them to do so today. But then no-one gave them a hope of beating Chelsea or drawing with Spurs or City. The longer QPR can keep United at bay the more chance they have of creating history. Unfortunately the majority of our pundits expect this to end in an away win.

QPR v Man United; Kick Off 3pm February 23 2013

Prediction Panel

Arsenal

Josh Ben Moshe

0

V

3

Aston Villa

Frank Pattison

1

V

2

Chelsea

Apoorva Ankur

TBA

V

TBA

Everton

Chris Goodwin

1

V

4

Fulham

Neil Springate

0

V

4

Liverpool

Dave Disciascio

1

V

1

Man City

Callum Rothwell

1

V

0

Man United

Peter Johnstone

1

V

4

Newcastle

Greg Hall

TBA

V

TBA

Norwich

Sue Read

0

V

3

QPR

John Jaycock

0

V

2

Reading

Jon Keen

1

V

3

Southampton

Andy Saunders

2

V

2

Stoke City

Peter Holland

1

V

1

Sunderland

Tony Ratton

1

V

3

Swansea

Jim Barry

2

V

3

Spurs

Adam Crawford

TBA    

V

TBA

West Brom

Andy Wakeman

0

V

3

West Ham

Matt Beeby

1

V

4

Wigan

Jimmy Shine

1

V

2

 

 

 

 

 

OUR EXPERTS

 

 

 

 

Writer

Colin Illingworth

1

V

3

Writer

Steve Coulter

0

V

3

Writer

Hugh Larkin

0

V

3

Writer

Mitch Waddon

1

V

3

Writer

Chris Pettitt

0

V

1

Writer

Sarshar Hosseinnia    

0

V    

4

Blackburn fan

Terry Kennedy

1

V

2

Bolton fan

David Blackburn

1

V

3

Boro fan

Sue Gardener

1

V

4

Pompey fan

Dan Taylor

2

V

3

Pompey fan

Peter Rendle

0

V

3

West Ham fan

Nigel Telfer

0

V

1

Wolves fan

Chris Cox

0

V

3

Editor

Antony Melvin

0

V

3

Panel Verdict

Away win.

Home: 1; Draw: 2; Away: 28. TBA 3.

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