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  • November 19, 2011
  • • 10:00 AM
  • • Bet365 Stadium, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire
  • Referee: M. Jones
  • • Attendance: 27618
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Premier League Preview: Stoke City - QPR

Premier League Preview: Stoke City - QPR

Tony Pulis' home side has won only one of its last seven domestic games and lost 5-0 last time out, while Neil Warnock's club has 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 is meeting QPR for the first time in the Premier League, with their 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 home side has hit a torrid patch of form in recent weeks, as it has won only one of its last seven league games. Five of those were defeats.
  • If all games ended at halftime, 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 has won 15 matches while Stoke has had to settle for eight wins. The remaining games were drawn.
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Editor's Prediction

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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