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  • 19 November 2011
  • • 15:00
  • • Britannia Stadium, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire
  • Referee: M. Jones
  • • Attendance: 27618
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Stoke City - QPR Preview: Both teams aiming to bounce back after successive Premier League defeats

Tony Pulis' hosts have won only one of their last seven domestic games and lost 5-0 last time out, while Neil Warnock's newly promoted club have not picked up a point in two games


PROBABLE LINEUPS

STOKE CITY

Begovic
Wilkinson, Shawcross, Woodgate, Wilson
Pennant, Delap, Whelan, Etherington
Walters, Crouch

QUEENS PARK RANGERS

 
Kenny
Young, Gabbidon, Ferdinand, Traore
Barton, Derry, Faurlin, Wright-Phillips
Taarabt
Helguson
Stoke City manager Tony Pulis is expected to be without Ricardo Fuller (Achilles) and Mamady Sidibe (knee). Ryan Shawcross and Marc Wilson are doubts due to groin and hamstring problems respectively.

For Queens Park Rangers, Akos Buzsaky (ankle), DJ Campbell (foot), Kieron Dyer (foot), Fitz Hall (hamstring), Rob Hulse (knee) and Matthew Connolly are all out with injuries, while Martin Rowlands and Patrick Agyemang are unavailable as they duo have gone out on loan.

 DID YOU KNOW?

  • Stoke City are meeting QPR for the first time in the Premier League, with their previous recent clashes taking place in the Championship.
  • The last time these two sides met was in March 2008, when Tony Pulis' men were subject to a 3-0 defeat.
  • The hosts have hit a torrid patch of form in recent weeks, as they have won only one of their last seven league games. Five of those were defeats.
  • If all games ended at half-time, QPR would have slipped one place downwards to 12th while Stoke would be rock bottom.
  • Heidar Helguson (pictured right) has made four starts in the league, and has managed to score three goals.
  • The two teams have met 29 times through the course of their respective histories, and QPR have won 15 matches while Stoke have had to settle for eight wins. The remaining games were drawn.
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Editor's Prediction

Both teams have had their ups and downs in the league so far, and both are coming into this fixture having lost to another club in the previous round of games. They have both won three, drawn three and lost five matches so far, and the similar results point towards a draw.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Stoke City

Queens Park Rangers

Wins
3
1
1
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Stoke City FC STO
Stoke City FC Stoke City
Draw
Queens Park Rangers FC QPR
Queens Park Rangers FC Queens Park Rangers
49%
25%
26%

Top 3 Predictions

Stoke City FC STO
2 - 1
Queens Park Rangers FC QPR
Stoke City FC STO
1 - 1
Queens Park Rangers FC QPR
Stoke City FC STO
2 - 0
Queens Park Rangers FC QPR

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