Premier League Preview: Queens Park Rangers vs. Stoke City

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  • Stoke swept season series last season
  • QPR won both matches the previous season
  • R’s hold 17W-6D-10L all-time advantage

The Premier League weekend begins with two teams desperately seeking a win, as Stoke City rolls into Loftus Road to try and add to the woes of Harry Redknapp and Queens Park Rangers (Watch coverage at 7:45am ET on NBCSN and online via Live Extra).

Stoke is coming off a loss, but its last road match was a win at the Etihad Stadium against a Manchester City team that’s very difficult to top at home.

And QPR needs a win badly after getting trounced 4-0 by Manchester United. Redknapp has plenty of weapons at his disposal, but his team looks suspect. Just a point about the drop these early days, the seemingly indestructible Redknapp could use some good results.

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What they’re saying

Niko Kranjcar on facing Stoke City“They are an established Premier League team, I think we can say that. They have been in this division for a number of years and never really looked likely to be relegated. But we don’t really care about that, we care about our own performance, we care about what we have to do in order to win this game.”

Potters manager Mark Hughes promising road form: “We have done well on the road though by picking up four points from two very difficult games, so we can use that to our advantage and hopefully build upon that. We have a lot of weapons in our squad who can win games against any opposition, as was proven at the Etihad Stadium.”

Prediction

Both teams are struggling to find themselves as units, and it feels like the sort of game that will either be high-scoring or no-scoring. We’ll choose the former and a fun 3-3 draw.