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Queens Park Rangers vs Bolton Wanderers: Preview

Matt previews Bolton's trip to Loftus Road this Saturday.

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Queens Park Rangers vs Bolton Wanderers

Loftus Road

3rd October 2015

15:00

The Whites come in to this game after a not very impressive but then very impressive draw against top of the league Brighton & Hove Albion. We’re now away to early season favourites for that spot, Queens Park Rangers, who are currently sitting in 13th. They come off the back of a 4-0 home hammering by local rivals, Fulham and an injury to Charlie Austin. QPR will be massively demoralised but our away form is terrible and the ever incoming striker is yet to appear.

Team News:

Bolton Wanderers

Dorian Dervite is back in contention following his injury, as is the returning from suspension Derik Osede. Neil Danns remains a question mark after showing off his visibly battered leg, courtesy of Jamie Murphy, on Twitter but is expected to be fit. Darren Pratley still remains a few weeks away, question marks linger over Emile Heskey and Zach Clough remains a long term absentee.

QPR

Not Tim Ream because he turned their asses down. Besides the American hero QPR have lost their best player, talisman and saviour in Charlie Austin. They also lost prized twat, Jamie Mackie in the same Fulham game, which leaves them a little light in attacking areas.

Form:

Bolton: DWDLD

QPR: WLDDL

Top Scorers:

Bolton

Liam Feeney – 2

QPR

Charlie Austin- 7

Match Odds:

Bolton 2.50

Draw 2.40

QPR 1.05

One to watch:

Tjaronn Chery

The summer recruit started the season in sterling form, hitting in 3 goals in quick succession. He was recently injured and made a brief comeback in the 4-0 loss to Fulham. He’ll most likely be back to full fitness now and see a lot of the ball without Austin in the team. A more mobile CB would do better against the attacking midfielder but with David Wheater likely to retain his place, he could cause some damage.

Prediction:

QPR are coming off the back of a hammering, they’ve lost their best player and we’re fairly high in confidence. We have a serious chance of getting all the points here. It will ultimately rely on us shafting this away hoodoo we seem to have picked up. Can we do it? I want to be able to say yes with every fibre of my being; I’ll let heart rule head for once and say 2-1 to the Wanderers.