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March 16, 2013 11:00 AM EDT
Villa Park — Birmingham
Referee:‬ K. Friend‎
Attendance:‬ 38594‎

Premier League Preview: Aston Villa - QPR

The Rs gained their first back-to-back wins of the season against Southampton and Sunderland and will now look to climb off the bottom with a victory over their relegation rivals.

By Jack Johnson

Brad Guzan - Aston Villa


Westwood, Vlaar, Baker, Clark, Lowton Bannan, N'Zogbia
Agbonlahor, Benteke, Wiemann


Bosingwa, Hill, Samba, Fabio
Hoillet, Park, M'Bia, Townsend
Remy, Zamora

Darren Bent (ankle) has been missing from the Aston Villa starting lineup for several weeks, but could be in line to make a return on the bench on Saturday. Mark Albrighton (ankle) and Richard Dunne (groin), meanwhile, are still unavailable for Paul Lambert.

QPR keeper Julio Cesar (hip) is unlikely to be fit, so Robert Green should continue in goal for the Rs. Andy Johnson (knee) is a long-term absentee but should be approaching full fitness over the coming weeks.

  • Aston Villa has lost just one of the last six Premier League games with Ron Vlaar in the starting lineup.
  • Last weekend's 2-1 win over Reading was the first time Villa had come from behind to win a league game since January 2012.
  • Christian Benteke (pictured right) has scored eight goals in 11 games in all competitions in 2013.
  • A home victory would send Paul Lambert's side seven points ahead of the Rs.
  • QPR's wins against Southampton and Sunderland marked the first time the club had won back-to-back games all season.
  • Striker Loic Remy has three goals from just 10 shots in the Premier League.
  • The Rs' four Premier League wins this season have all come from games they were drawing at halftime.

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Available Squads
1Bradley GuzanGoalkeeper
4Ron VlaarDefender
6Ciaran ClarkDefender
2Nathan BakerDefender
34Matthew LowtonDefender
15Ashley WestwoodMidfielder
18Yacouba SyllaMidfielder
46Barry BannanMidfielder
11Gabriel AgbonlahorStriker
20C. BentekeStriker
10Andreas WeimannStriker
31Shay GivenGoalkeeper
3Joseph BennettDefender
-Charles N'ZogbiaMidfielder
14Brett HolmanMidfielder
40Samir CarruthersMidfielder
21Jordan Nathaniel BoweryStriker
-Simon DawkinsStriker
30Julio CésarGoalkeeper
22Christopher SambaDefender
6Clint HillDefender
3José BosingwaDefender
35Fabio Da SilvaDefender
13Ji-Sung ParkMidfielder
8Jermaine JenasMidfielder
17Andros TownsendMidfielder
17Stéphane M'BiaMidfielder
14Loïc RemyStriker
25B. ZamoraStriker
26Brian MurphyGoalkeeper
15Nedum OnuohaDefender
7Adel TaarabtMidfielder
11Shaun Wright-PhillipsMidfielder
25Esteban GraneroMidfielder
12Jamie MackieStriker
23Junior HoilettStriker
Probable Lineups
Bradley Guzan 1
Ron Vlaar 4
Ciaran Clark 6
Nathan Baker 2
Matthew Lowton 34
Ashley Westwood 15
Yacouba Sylla 18
Barry Bannan 46
Gabriel Agbonlahor 11
C. Benteke 20
Andreas Weimann 10
Julio César 30
Christopher Samba 22
Clint Hill 6
José Bosingwa 3
Fabio Da Silva 35
Ji-Sung Park 13
Jermaine Jenas 8
Andros Townsend 17
Stéphane M'Bia 17
Loïc Remy 14
B. Zamora 25
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