Aston Villa vs QPR Betting TipsJake Cooper | 12 Oct 2016
Aston Villa vs QPR | Tuesday 7 April, 2015 | Villa Park | 19.45
Aston Villa will be hosting QPR on Tuesday for what could be the club’s biggest game in years.
With Villa in 17th place in the Premier League table and three points ahead of 19th-placed QPR, the clash at Villa Park could have a significant baring on the fight for survival.
After an impressive start at Villa Park, Tim Sherwood’s tenure as manager has hit rough ground after consecutive defeats to Swansea and Manchester United.
They have, however, a good home record against the Hoops, having won five and drawn one of their League games against them at Villa Park. A victory would see Villa move six points clear of their relegation rivals with just six games left to play.
Sherwood, who started his managerial career with Tottenham last season, said: “I think this is the biggest game that a lot of these players have ever played for this football club.
“This is without doubt the biggest game of the season for Villa and possibly one of the biggest in a number of years and this is the biggest of my managerial career.”
Chris Ramsey’s side will come into Tuesday’s game full of confidence having trashed West Brom with a 4-1 victory on Saturday.
They are yet to win two games in a row this season and, should they claim the three points, they will record their first back-to-back away win in the Premier League since September 1995. The win would lift them above Villa in the table and push them into the relegation zone.
Ramsey was Sherwood’s assistant at White Hart Lane last season and the two forged a close bond during their years working together. Ramsey admits that it will be “strange” facing a good friend in the opposite dugout, but friendship will be firmly on hold at Villa Park on Tuesday.
Aston Villa will be without eight first team players for the match against QPR, more absentees than any other side in the League.
Alan Hutton limped off in Saturday’s defeat at Old Trafford with an ankle problem and has been ruled out of Tuesday’s game, while Scott Sinclair and Ashley Westwood remain sidelined with hamstring problems.
QPR will be without Eduardo Vargas who will miss the rest of the season as well as left-back Yun Suk-young.
Aston Villa vs QPR Betting Tips
With both teams fighting for survival, this is bound to be a match that requires nerves of steel from both sides. However, Villa Park has not held much fear for visitors this season and, judging by QPR’s great performance at the weekend, they certainly have what it takes to cause an upset on Tuesday.