One of the biggest games of the Premier League weekend comes from Loftus Road on Sunday afternoon as Queens Park Rangers entertain Wigan Athletic.
QPR are sitting in 19th place at the moment and are seven points away from that all important 17th spot, which is occupied by Wigan, so this is a clash that can see the home side give themselves a chance of survival or have them staring at the Championship. It really is that big.
Rangers deserve to be where they are as they simply haven’t been good enough this campaign and for the money they have spent, it is criminal that they have so much to do between now and the end of the season.
Everyone has been expecting a bit of Harry Redknapp magic to kick-in recently and for the R’s to go on a long unbeaten run, but that simply hasn’t happened and in matches against Aston Villa and Fulham recently, they have taken nothing.
However, a win here gives QPR some hope, especially if other teams around them don’t pick up any points.
One man that is capable of providing that touch of quality in the final third is Loic Remy and he could hold the key to the home side’s chances of winning this one. Remy is a 5/1 shot score first and if QPR do take the lead, they cannot afford to let Wigan back into the game with silly defensive mistakes.
We are now in April, so unsurprisingly the Latics have started to perform in the Premier League and come here on the back of two straight wins in the top flight.
Their 1-0 victory over Norwich City on Saturday was far from pretty, but Roberto Martinez will be delighted that his men got the job done and with a game-in-hand over those around them, many now fancy Wigan to stay up.
No one knows what sort of performance we are going to see from the away side though as they can be one of the best passing teams in the league on their day, but do have the tendency to go missing for 90 minutes and put in an awful display.
Remy has been in decent form for QPR, but Arouna Kone’s goals have been huge for Martinez and he might have to add to his ten for the season on Sunday afternoon. He is at 12/5 to score at anytime here.
With so much at stake, this isn’t a game you want to be missing at the bottom of the Premier League.