Leicester City | Preview: QPR vs Leicester
UK time is: 15:44:49
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Queens Park Rangers vs. Leicester City

Loftus Road


7.45 p.m.

On Sky

Preview: QPR vs Leicester

Two of the division's in-form sides take to the stage in front of the television cameras once again, as Leicester are the visitors to QPR's Loftus Road this evening.

Jim Magilton's side currently lead the way in the form table after five wins and just one defeat in their last eight Championship fixtures. Last Saturday's 4-2 victory at Derby was the third in a flurry of four goal hauls for Rangers, following comfortable victories against Reading and Preston.

Nigel Pearson's Leicester have gone about their work efficiently if unspectacularly this season, finding themselves in 5th place, three points off of leaders Newcastle.

This evening's game looks set to be a far cry from Monday's dismal tussle with Reading, as QPR's formidable home record comes up against Leicester's impressive away form.

The Foxes backline will have to be at their best if they are to contain QPR's devastating attack of Wayne Routledge, Akos Buzsaky, Adel Taarabt and Jay Simpson; a combination Championship defences simply haven't coped with this season.

Vital Quotes:

QPR's Gavin Mahon: 'Leicester are a very decent side. They're a well-drilled outfit, but we've got confidence in our own ability and we genuinely believe we're a match for anyone on our day.'

Leicester manager Nigel Pearson: 'They are winning and scoring a lot of goals. We will need to be at our best as they will be a considerable obstacle.'

Queens Park Rangers Team News:

Midfielder Ben Watson is definitely out through suspension, following his red card against Reading two weeks ago.

Mikele Leigertwood and Fitz Hall are both back in contention, but Hogan Ephraim and Angelo Balanta are sidelined through injury.

Player to watch: Akos Buzsaky

Well where do we start? The winger has already hit five goals for the R's this season, and together with the fearsome trio previously listed, has terrorised Champonship defences all season long.

QPR fans must have been thanking their lucky stars when Buzsaky was allowed to join the club on loan from Plymouth in 2007, with the R's making swift moves to tie him up permanently in January. Since then he has never looked back, as his dazzling displays have delighted both manager and fans alike.

Leicester City Team News:

Nigel Pearson has a relatively full-strength squad to select from, aside from previous casualty Aleksander Tunchev.

Bruno Berner and Michael Morrison are both pushing for recalls in the full-back positions, whilst Steve Howard could win his place back in the side.

Player to watch: Martyn Waghorn

A goal in his first start for the club on Monday night at Reading will almost certainly have provided Waghorn with another start this evening.

With three goals to his name so far this season, Waghorn has proved to be a useful weapon off of the bench for Pearson in the Championship campaign so far. With pace to burn and impressive strength, Waghorn could be a real handful for the QPR backline this evening.

Match Facts & Stats

- Leicester have not beaten QPR in their last four league meetings.

- Their record at Loftus Road is poor, winning just twice in their last 11 visits to West-London.

- QPR are currently second in goal charts, with 25 in 13 games this season.

- Similarly, only two teams lie above Leicester in the defensive charts, with just 11 goals conceded.

- Jay Simpson has scored six times in just nine starts for Rangers.

Ref Watch:

Jonathan Moss

Match Prediction:

QPR's attacking force is extremely worrying. QPR 2-0 Leicester.

Next Fixtures:

Tuesday 3rd November
QPR vs Crystal Palace

Saturday 7th November
Leicester vs West Brom

The Journalist

Writer: JBFox Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday October 30 2009

Time: 12:33PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
Nice preview, can't help but feel it'll be closer than you suggest though. If we get an early goal then hopefully that'll set us up and runnning. Should be a great atmosphere tonight with a good sizeable crowd!
Report Abuse
30/10/2009 14:01:00

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Leicester City Articles

Fuchs - We Fought For Every Inch (Wednesday October 26 2016)

Attacking Quality Pleases Ranieri (Wednesday October 26 2016)

After Game Player Interviews Explained (Wednesday October 26 2016)

2016 Ballon d'Or Shortlist Confirmed (Tuesday October 25 2016)

Palace Victory Delights Ranieri (Tuesday October 25 2016)

Trio In Team Of The Week (24/10/16) (Monday October 24 2016)

Stats: Leicester v Crystal Palace (Saturday October 22 2016)

Follow Leicester Live On Twitter (Saturday October 22 2016)

Archived Leicester City Articles

List All Vital Leicester  Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

League Results (view all)

Latest Results

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
9. Watford 9 3 3 3 0 12
10. AFC Bournemouth 9 3 3 3 0 12
11. Crystal Palace 9 3 2 4 0 11
12. Leicester City 9 3 2 4 -4 11
13. WBA 9 2 4 3 0 10
14. Burnley 9 3 1 5 -5 10
15. West Ham 9 3 1 5 -7 10

Leicester City Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

5 Lessons Chelsea Learned v West Ham
Chelsea : 27/10/2016 15:42:01
Bilic Delight At Chelsea Game Plan Execution
West Ham : 27/10/2016 15:41:01
More Trouble Overshadows Chelsea Win
West Ham : 27/10/2016 15:28:01
Match Day Officials v Bournemouth (29/10/16)
Middlesbrough : 27/10/2016 15:25:01
Jenkinson Ready To Battle Bellerin
Arsenal : 27/10/2016 15:15:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Palace MotM
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Schmeichel 20%
Simpson 0%
Morgan 0%
Huth 0%
Fuchs 0%
Mahrez 0%
Drinkwater 0%
King 0%
Musa 0%
Okazaki 60%
Slimani 0%
Sub - Vardy 0%
Sub - Gray 0%
Sub - Amartey 20%