QPR – Wigan 07.04.2013
A classic relegation six-pointer will see Queens Park Rangers and Wigan square off at Loftus Road
, desperately looking for points needed to survive. With both teams likely to adopt attack-minded approach, there is every chance we will see goals galore in London.
Following an awful start to the season under Mark Hughes, Queens Park Rangers have shown a considerable improvement since Harry Redknapp took over the reigns. Nevertheless, QPR haven’t been able to find a form that could help them climb the standings and stay clear of the relegation zone. The Hoops now look to be heading to Championship, although things could change if they manage to defeat their next opponents. Harry Redknapp’s men produced another impressive attacking display last week in the local derby against Fulham, even if they ended up losing the match 3:2. The Hoops are currently second bottom in the Premier League standings and this is probably the last chance for them to try and close the gap behind safety and revive their survival bid. Given that the hosts have nothing to lose in this game, they are likely to go all guns blazing at their opponents.
Match: QPR – Wigan 17.00h
League: England Premier League
Our prediction: over 2.5 goals Odds: 1.85
Over the last few years, Wigan have done well to survive in the Premier League and Roberto Martínez’s men are on the same mission this season. The team have been struggling since key players Victor Moses, Momo Diame and Hugo Rodallega left the club in the summer and currently occupy 17th position in the standings. Nevertheless, the Latics have been on a three-match winning streak in all competitions and they are eager to continue the rich vein of form when they visit Loftus Road this Sunday. Wigan have scored no less than ten goals in last three away fixtures, meaning there is a good chance the run is going to continue in London. With this being a relegation six-pointer, the visitors have no choice but to try and win this game and attack will surely be the way to go after several impressive performances. Wigan have already beaten Tottenham, Chelsea and Everton away this season, so that can give the Latics plenty of reason for optimism ahead of the Sunday’s relegation battle at Loftus Road.