Fulham - Queens Park Rangers – On Monday night is the schedule the last match of the 31st round of the English Premiership, where at London’s Craven Cottage will play city rivals Fulham and QPR. However, the home team currently occupies a much better position on the table and ranks the 10th, while the Rangers are on the very bottom on the table, and have 13 points less than their next opponent. But in December last year, QPR at home against Fulham came to one of its rare victories this season, which broke a string of four consecutive defeats in their mutual matches. Begins: 01.04.2013 – 21:00 CET
Of course that home fans now again expect three safe points against Rangers, especially after they significantly improved its form in the last four rounds. The coach Jola’s players during this period scored two wins and same number of draws, despite the fact that they played away three times. But, exactly the last away game against city rival Tottenham brought the greatest victory, for which was for the umpteenth time responsible the experienced striker Berbatov who scored the only goal in that match. In this way they further strengthened its position in the middle of the table and now have nine points more than teams from the relegation zone, so this match against Rangers can play completely relaxed. And that in fact means that coach Jol shouldn’t make any changes from the previous match with the Spurs. It still needs to be said that out of the team are from before injured midfielders Diarra and Frimpong.
Probable lineups Fulham: Schwarzer – Riether, Senderos, Hangeland, Riise – Duff, Sidwell, Karagounis, Dejagah – Ruiz, Berbatov
Queens Park Rangers
Regarding the Rangers, they were defeated in the last round in an away game against the direct competitor in struggle for survival, Aston Villa, so the two previous victories over Southampton and Sunderland have already fallen into the background. They are now seven points behind the 17th- placed Villans, and by the end of the season they will need a lot of luck, and also knowledge to preserve the Premier league status. In fact, the calculus is very simple, in the remaining eight rounds they are not allowed to record a single lost, while on the other hand their three competitors should make as many blunders as possible in order that in the end all coincide with the wishes of the QPR. Of course, all that bordering to an impossible, but as long as there is a slightest chance we believe that the experienced coach Redknapp and his players will give maximum in order to achieve the best possible results. Therefore, in this duel with the city rival Fulham they are expected to play all-or-nothing, and it means that we can expect an extremely offensive Rangers’ lineup, where we will not see only the injured defender Traore and striker Johnson.
Probable lineups QPR: Julio Cesar – Bosingwa, Samba, Hill, Fabio –M’Bia, Jenas – Townsend, Taarabt, Hoilett – Remy
Fulham – Queens Park Rangers Pick
Given that for the last in the standing Rangers every game by the end of the season is of extreme importance in the fight for survival, they are in this match with the city rivals Fulham expected to play maximally risky from the first minute, which alongside great host strikers only guarantees that we should see a lot of goals here.
Tip: over 2.5 goals