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Manchester City vs Queens Park Rangers: Premier League Preview and Prediction
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9/01 17:30 CET, Manchester City vs QPR – Stats
Week three of Premier League competition kicks of this Saturday. Ambitious Queens Park Rangers travel to Ethiad Stadium to take on league Champions Manchester City. While City have been relatively inactive in the transfer market, QPR have made several big signings over the summer. Last year’s matches between the two sides were high goal scoring affairs so we can only hope for another thriller.
Manager Roberto Manchini has admitted his side needs some new installments if they are to defend their title. Manchester City came away with an undeserved point at Anfield last weekend, only scoring from Liverpool mistakes in defense. On the bright side, City is looking like they are becoming a team that can grind out points even when playing poorly and perhaps, that is more dangerous than anything.
The absence of Sergio Aguero was apparent as Mario Balotelli and Tevez failed to click. Conceding two goals in each of their first two league attempts, defense is another issue. City however, are next to unstoppable when playing at home. The citizens are unbeaten at home in an astonishing two calendar years and have only lost two points in their last 25 games at the Ethiad.
Queens Park Rangers are looking to put the poor start to their 2012-13 campaign behind with a shock victory over the giants of Manchester. Swansea City; thrashed the Rangers in the 5-0 season opener and only managed a 1-1 draw against Norwich City. Summer signings however, have added depth to the squad and experienced manager Mark Hughes will look to those new signings to lead by example. New QPR Captain Park Ji-sung was acquired from Manchester United while another shocking transfer was made in Julio Cesar from Inter Milan. Months after signing Rob Green, owner Tony Fernandez hopped at the chance to sign the Brazilian when he became available. Hoillett, Boswinga, and Fabio (the other Rafael) will all prove to be influential additions. QPR is also in talks with a quality midfielder in Real Madrid’s Esteban Granero. Hughes would give Esteban authority in the midfield and it should be a pleasure to watch the youngster finally find his rhythm in first team football.
Manchester City have not had an ideal start to their season, but five goals in two matches have shown that they are a threat in attack. Queens Park Rangers will favor the other side of the stat in that City has conceded four. Nonetheless, City are dominant at home. Neither has looked their best, but who will come to play Saturday? City’s firepower should prove too much for a struggling and unfamiliar QPR. City by the way, won both of last year’s meetings by a 3-2 margin of victory.
Manchester City 3 – 1 QPR