The performance at Man City, and the result against Aston Villa went together like beer and curry, gin and tonic, Brown and Duffen. No, wait, scratch that last one. But you see the point, from a really difficult to watch period for City, whisper it quietly but a corner seems to have been turned.
QPR, what can you say about QPR? There’s not an awful lot to like about QPR is there? From the list of dislikeable managers… Colin, ‘Arry and even stretching back to John Gregory to name but three. Taarabt, Barton, Rio Ferdinand…they don’t have very likeable players either.
Although we’ve had some pretty enjoyable games against them in recent years, party poopers in 2011, Stuart Elliott’s last gasp brace in 2007 and the opening game of this season when Allan McGregor continued his 100% record of saving penalties for Hull City, not a bad stat after two seasons.
City are expected to be unchanged from the Villa game, with Mo Diamé not quite making a full recovery, while QPR are expecting to be able to name Charlie Austin in their starting XI, not our medical department’s finest hour in deciding his knee wasn’t up to scratch.
City are evens for the victory while QPR come in at 14/5, the draw at 23/10. I’d be an awful lot more nervy about this game if QPR hadn’t won at Sunderland last week, the ‘no away points’ monkey that was on their back has gone now so no need for any TypicalCity.
It’s another must-win fixture, with Stoke, Sunderland and Leicester to follow, the next three weeks will give us a massive hint as to which division City will be plying their trade in next season. C’mon City!