Match to be played on Saturday 7th February 2015 at 15:00. Venue: Loftus Road Stadium, London.
Queens Park Rangers face a first match without Harry Redknapp this weekend and it will be interesting to see whether there is a change of approach.
QPR are a good side at home in front of their own fans. They play a good brand of attacking football and it’s on the road where their struggles have happened this season.
The job of the coaching staff at QPR in the build up to the game is to keep everyone motivated because the Saints represent a very difficult side for any team to play against and they will punish any indecision or negativity in QPR’s play.
The Saints will have plenty of determination going into the game because they conceded ground in the race for the top four when they lost 1-0 at home against Swansea last weekend.
It’s an opportunity for them to get back on track and to build momentum throughout the rest of the month. The big plus is that they stayed in the top four despite losing last weekend.
Here are the possible line-ups that each team could go with.
Queens Park Rangers: Green, Isla, Dunne, Onuoha, Hill, Henry, Vargas, Barton, Fer, Hoilett, Austin
Southampton: Forster, Clyne, Fonte, Yoshida, Targett, Davis, Mane, Tadic, Ward-Prowse, Elia, Pelle