Game between Aston Villa and QPR will be played a bit earlier than the rest of 33rd round, as the hosts play semifinal Cup game against Blackburn or Liverpool and will have more than busy schedule. They come from a 3:1 defeat against Manchester United, in a game where anyhow nobody expected them actually to take points.
And it came out to be complete truth, as the team simply wasn’t up to the level, as they couldn’t match opponent in any part of the game. They now have no choice but to get a victory over QPR in order to avoid huge problems near the end of the season when talking about safe staying in the league. They are currently two points above 18th placed Burnley and three points above QPR, which makes this game very important for both sides. With only two goals scored so far, they remain the team with worst attack, however the team has won all five matches against QPR in Premier League at home and will try to rely on good recent tradition against Londoners. Right back Hutton (26/1) has ankle problem and will be out, while absentees will also be midfielders Sinclair (7/1) and Westwood (22/0). Central defender Vlaar (13/0) is slowly recovering and might be used here, same as left midfielder Richardson.
QPR made a huge surprise last weekend when the team visited West Bromwich Albion and trashed them with a 4:1 result, showing that there is no average performance in their attitude. This was only their second victory away from home in the season, first one being in February against Sunderland, as the team counts thirteen defeats next to these two victories on the road.
Now they have to step up once again and show that the victory over WBA wasn’t a random coincidence, being currently three points away from the safely placed sides, their imperative for this game is another three points.
The truth is that with such appearances QPR can be saved. And it will not surprise us if he can walk away with “double” and the seat of the Villa. The difference at the moment of salvation are two points, who is the current opponent. Before the victory against WBA, the team counted nine defeats in last ten matches, so no doubt that this victory came with a huge morale boost in their locker room. Big blow for this game will be missing of important offensive player Vargas (21/3) who will lose the rest of the season due injury. Left back Suk-Young (18/0) will also be out after he suffered concussion against WBA. Visitors have couple more long term absentees.
QPR comes into this game with a boosted morale and having that in mind, everything is possible in this one. All in all, game should be much more open than the current odds suggest, as this match will be more important for both sides than plain three points.
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