Watford - QPR Preview - Away, December 10th
UK time is: 15:52:48
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

QPR Preview - Away, December 10th

Watford make their second live appearance of the season as they visit West London to take on Queens Park Rangers at the Loft.

The Hoops sit top of the league after 19 games, unbeaten, and just one game away from equalling the club's all-time record. If ever there was a time to upset the odds, live on the BBC, then surely this is it!

Of course at similar time last year the 'Orns were victorious live on Sky, answers on a postcard as to which popular one-club Hornet got the leveller that day! Another one is surely due Lloydinho?!

Queens Park Rangers Team News: Strikers Rob Hulse and Heidar Helguson recently returned to the side after injury whilst Martin Rowlands is recuperating after another knee injury and is not fit to be included.

Key Player - Adel Taraabt:The Moroccan international has been on fire this season having signed permanently for the West Londoners after a previous loan spell last season. Handed the captains armband in Fitz Hall's absence the diminutive former Spurs playmaker has nine in 19 this term. Midfielder Shaun Derry also recently returned to the side following injury.

Line-up Vs. Cardiff City: Kenny; Waler, Gorkss, Connolly, Hill; Smith, Faurlin, Derry, Mackie; Taraabt; Hulse.

Ex-Hornets: Heidar Helguson spent last season on loan at Vicarage Road from QPR having fallen out of favour with previous manager, Jim Magilton. Neil Warnock has stuck by the veteran Icelandic international who has rewarded his manager's faith with seven goals already.

Tommy Smith signed on-loan from Portsmouth until January when he will make his loan move permanent having been sold to the South Coast crisis club from WD18 last Summer.

Lee Cook made his football league breakthrough with the Hornets in 2003 before showing questionable integrity when he signed for QPR on a bosman having previously re-iterated his desire to stay at the Vic'. Cook did however give his signing on fee to Rangers when he left for an injury-plagued spell at Fulham.

Home Form: QPR 3-1 Reading, QPR 3-1 Preston North End, QPR 2-1 Cardiff City.

Head2Head: Watford 3-0 QPR, QPR 0-0 Watford (08/09), Watford 3-1 QPR, QPR 1-0 Watford (09/10)

Watford Team News: Malky Mackay has a fully fit squad to chose from so will likely go with the 4-5-1/4-3-3/4-1-3-1-1 used against Leicester City with Danny Graham the point man up top and Will Buckley playing wide left/up top with him/behind him - dependent on what you believe.

Likely Line-up: Loach; Doyley, Mariappa, M.Taylor, A.Taylor; Mutch, Eustace (c), McGinn; Cowie, Graham, Buckley.

Away Form: Crystal Palace 3-2 Watford, Burnley 3-2 Watford, Barnsley 0-0 Watford.

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Tom Bodell Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday December 8 2010

Time: 11:44PM


Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Watford Articles

Match Day Officials v Aston Villa (Thursday November 26 2015)

Infographic - Most Fouled....Ighalo (Wednesday November 25 2015)

Audio - Flores On United Loss (Saturday November 21 2015)

Stats: Watford v Man Utd (Saturday November 21 2015)

Flores & Abdi Ahead Of United (Friday November 20 2015)

Watford To Mark Paris Tragedy (Thursday November 19 2015)

Match Day Officials v Manchester United (Thursday November 19 2015)

Archived Watford Articles

List All Vital Watford Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
10. Crystal Palace 13 6 1 6 1 19
11. Stoke 13 5 4 4 -1 19
12. WBA 13 5 2 6 -5 17
13. Watford 13 4 4 5 -2 16
14. Swansea 13 3 5 5 -4 14
15. Chelsea 13 4 2 7 -6 14
16. Norwich 13 3 3 7 -8 12

Watford Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Match Day Officials v Southampton
Man City : 26/11/2015 14:50:00
Match Day Officials v Manchester United
Leicester City : 26/11/2015 14:50:00
Match Day Officials v Crystal Palace
Newcastle : 26/11/2015 14:47:01
Match Day Officials v Newcastle
Crystal Palace : 26/11/2015 14:45:01
Match Day Officials v Manchester City
Southampton : 26/11/2015 14:40:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Man U MotM
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Gomes 1%
Nyom 0%
Cathcart 0%
Britos 0%
Anya 0%
Capoue 0%
Watson 11%
Abdi 0%
Deeney 22%
Jurado 0%
Ighalo 0%
Sub - Ake 66%
Sub - Paredes 0%