QPR vs Manchester City preview

By Ric Turner, Fri 07 November 2014 13:55

QPR vs Manchester City previewKompany missing with calf injury

Queens Park Rangers vs Manchester City

Date: 17.30pm, Saturday 8th November 2014

Venue: Loftus Road, London

Referee: Mike Dean Assistants: J Brooks, L Betts Fourth Official: M Atkinson

Odds: QPR 6/1, Draw 15/4, Manchester City 1/2

Tickets: Sold out

TV: Sky Sports 1

Queens Park Rangers

Manager: Harry Redknapp

Squad (from): Green, McCarthy, Murphy, Caulker, Dunne, Ehmer, Hill, Isla, Onuoha, Traore, Yun, Barton, Fer, Henry, Hoilett, Kranjcar, Mutch, Phillips, Sandro, Wright-Phillips, Austin, Taarabt, Vargas, Zamora.

Injured: None

Doubtful: Barton

Suspended: Ferdinand

Form guide: LWLLLD

Manchester City

Manager: Manuel Pellegrini

Squad (from): Caballero, Hart, Wright, Boyata, Clichy, Demichelis, Mangala, Nastasic, Sagna, Zabaleta, Fernandinho, Fernando, Lampard, Milner, Nasri, Navas, Sinclair, Toure, Aguero, Dzeko, Jovetic.

Injured: Silva, Kolarov, Kompany

Doubtful: None

Suspended: None

Form guide: WLWWWD

Captain Vincent Kompany joins David Silva and Aleksandar Kolarov on the sidelines, after sustaining a calf injury in Wednesday's defeat to CSKA Moscow. The injury is not thought to be too serious, and Eliaquim Mangala is likely to deputise.

On a brighter note, Frank Lampard is available for selection once again and manager Manuel Pellegrini hopes the midfielder can pick up where he left off.

"He is just coming back from injury. I hope he will return the same way he was before his injury", he said.

Pellegrini also remained bullish about City's Premier League prospects, and dismissed the suggestion that he was under pressure after three defeats in the last four games.

"In my 25 years as a manager, the only pressure I have is managing this team. I never feel external pressure.

"It’s important to continue in the Premier League as we are – adding points We will continue fighting."

City's last away league game at Loftus Road ended in a 0-0 draw in January 2013. Overall City have won 22 of the 50 games played against QPR, with 16 draws and 12 defeats.

Read the views from QPR fans from the WeAreTheRangersBoys.com forum here.

Prediction: QPR 2 Manchester City 1