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Watford vs. QPR

Vicarage Road

30.04.11

@15:00

QPR Preview - Home, April 30

WATFORD HOST Queens Park Rangers in their final home game of the season, looking to deny the West London side promotion back to the Premier League.

The Hoops need just a point to guarantee promotion and the title so the Hornet's will be hard-pressed to deny Warnock's men.

Vital Quotes:

'We've got Watford coming up - they beat us 3-1 at Loftus Road.

'We were glad to get away with that in the end.

'They could have doubled or trebled that on the night, but at least it's not on television!'

Source: QPR Official

Watford Team News:

Malky Mackay is without Stephen McGinn (knee), Andi Weiman (foot) and Ross Jenkins.

Matty Whichelow, Tom Aldred and Michael Bryan are all doubts.

Likely line-up: Loach; Hodson, Mariappa, Taylor, Doyley; Deeney, Eustace (c), Cowie, Buckley; Sordell and Graham.

Player to watch: Marvin Sordell

The England U20 cap roared back into the side with a bang at Leicester on Easter Monday scoring twice.

It's been an impressive breakthrough campaign for the pacey forward who suffered a lull in the New Year but has nevertheless impressed over the course of his first full season as a Vicarage Road regular.

QPR Team News:

QPR have doubts about defender Fitz Hall (hamstring) so Matt Connolly and Danny Shittu are in contention to replace him.

Line-up Vs. Hull City: Kenny; Orr, Hall, Gorkss, Hill; Derry, Faurlin; Routledge, Smith, Taraabt (c); Helguson.

Player to watch: Wayne Routledge

The Newcastle loanee has been in blistering form since his return to Loftus Road after an unproductive spell with the North East giants.

Sold last January to the Toon, Routledge returned roughly a year later on loan with a view to a permanent move and has struck

Match Facts & Stats

Watford Home Form: Lost Vs. Hull, Drew Vs. Norwich and Won Vs. Barnsley.

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

QPR Away Form: Lost @ Scunthorpe, Won @ Barnsley, Drew @ Cardiff.

Ref Watch:

Referee: Mr N SWARBRICK Assistants: Mr P Kelly & Miss S Massey Fourth Official: Mr O Saliy

Match Prediction:

Win - Hopefully anyway; I'd like to see us finish the home campaign in style and with the 3-1 rout at Loftus Road in our minds hopefully the 'Orns will find a good performance.

Match Odds

QPR: 7/5 (Victor Chandler)

raw: 12/5 (Bet365)

atford: 9/4 (BetFred)


The Journalist

Writer: Tom Bodell Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday April 30 2011

Time: 11:37AM

 

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