QPR vs Arsenal Live Stream and Highlights
QPR vs Arsenal Preview:
Date: May 4, 2013; Time: 5:30 PM BST;
Venue: Loftus Road Stadium — London.
QPR have already relegated from the EPL and have to play for pride against Champions League hunters. Arsene Wenger’s team is full of confidence to secure a top 4 place.
QPR stands 19th in the EPL table with 25 points from 35 games, winning 4, drawing 13 an losing 18 so far this season. There is nothing left to fight for this season cause thay are already relegated. But Arsenal are still in a hard fight for a top 4 spots. Their present form has seen 3 losses and 2 draws from last five games. Last five home matches QPR have finished with 1 win, 2 draws and 2 defeats. Harry Redknapp confirmed that he will keep his manager seat next season, but he worries about QPR’s squad. Probably a large number of players will leave even for reduced fees. QPR lost the reverse fixture 1-0.
Arsenal goes 4th in the Premier League table with 64 points from 35 games, having 18 wins, 10 draws and 7 loses. The Gunners are still fighting hard for a top 4 spot and are just 2 points above 5th-placed Tottenham and 1 point behind 3rd-placed Chelsea with a game played more. Their present form has seen 3 wins and 2 draws from last five games. Last five away matches the Gunners have finished with 1 loss and 4 straight wins. They managed a 1-1 draw with Manchester United last week and now are favourites to finish 4th ahead of Tottenham. But, Arsenal cannot afford any mistake and even if they will win all their remaining matches it could not be as much as necessary if the Spurs win all their games.
QPR welcomes back Bobby Zamora from 1 match bun, so he will act alongside Loic Remy and Andros Townsend. The last one has recovered from a hamstring injury. Christopher Samba is under doubt due to a knee problem. Shaun Wright-Phillips has an ankle injury, while DJ Campbell is out with foot injury. Both are long-term absentees.
Arsenal will play without Olivier Giroud cause of suspension, so Lukas Podolski will replace him. Gervinho and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are also expected up-front. Jack Wilshere and Nacho Monreal could start ahead of Kieran Gibbs and Tomas Rosicky.
QPR line-up: Green, Fabio, Onuoha, Hill, Traore, Jenas, M’bia, Granero, Remy, Zamora, Townsend.
Last three matches:
Reading 0 – QPR 0;
QPR 0 – Stoke 2 ;
Everton 2 – QPR 0.
Arsenal line-up: Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Ramsey, Arteta, Rosicky, Walcott, Podolski, Cazorla.
Last three matches:
Arsenal 1 – Man Utd. 1;
Fulham 0 – Arsenal 1;
Arsenal 0 – Everton 0