QPR versus Manchester City preview by Kevin Griffin
After what was a disgraceful result against League One side MK Dons, we will want a turn around. Quickly. We've reached that point in the season where we need to get the wins on the card. The defeat against MK Dons was our first in 2013, which is quite impressive seeing as we defeated Chelsea and drew against Spurs. I'm sure I speak for every QPR fan when I say January has gone very well. In December I would have said we wouldn't get a single point. However, after witnessing the victory at Chelsea (which is one of my best away days), I think we have what it takes to survive in this league despite the bitter disappointment this season has brought. It is our unpredictability against top sides that will come as an advantage for us, even if it is against the holders of the Premier League Title.
Buoyed by six wins in a row, City will prove to be very difficult to beat. Another statistic that may worry some QPR fans will be that they have not conceded a goal in the whole of January. Manchester City are on their way to catching up with rivals Manchester United. They currently lie 2nd in the League and 5 points behind a strong Manchester United side. The strong centre back Vincent Kompany has been ruled out with a calf injury as Nasri and Balotelli make returns for the club.
In light of the recent result against MK Dons, I would say it would be a 5-0 thrashing by City. However, there are a number of first team regulars who are making a return after the egos have been put in their place saying 'I deserve a first team place'. So, I predict this will be a close game as we are good against top sides. The half time result will be in our favour in a 1-0 Loic Remy strike. The full time result, to be realistic will be 2-1 to City with goals coming from Aguero and a substitutes impact goal from Edin Dzeko.
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