Premier League Preview: Manchester United vs. Queen Park Rangers

Updated: September 4, 2014
Manchester United - Falcao

Match Date: 14 September 2014 (local time)

Venue: Old Trafford


After 3 matches, the Red Devils is still on a desperate run to clinch its first victory. They were sports betting favorites during the battle against Burnley. But in a disappointing turn of events, the newly-promoted squad forced them to settle for a stalemate, which gave them a meager point.


The contenders

Manchester United

It seems that Louis van Gaal will need another year before he reaps the fruits of his hard-earned labor. Despite the presence of high-profile signings such as Juan Mata and just recently, Angel Di Maria, the Red Devils remained winless. And what was even more humiliating was the fact that a newly-promoted squad like Burnley made it difficult for them to score their first win.
Robin van Persie attempted to score, but to no avail. Burnley’s too resilient to waste such opportunity in snatching a point in the top-flight league.


Queen Park Rangers

QPR has finally ended its losing streak when it won against Sunderland. The said victory is crucial in the club’s upcoming encounter as it served as a major boost into the team’s morale.


Against Sunderland, QPR took advantage of their scoring opportunities. Some of their shots missed. Yet, Charlie Austin’s persistence ensured that they will be earning their first 3 points in the season.


Possible head turners

El Tigre Radamel Falcao is the newest addition in Manchester United’s ranks. The former AS Monaco striker is currently on a loan at Old Trafford. It will be exciting to see how his presence can affect the squad’s  performance. But perhaps, if there is anything worthy of one’s attention, it is how Falcao would battle it out against Van Persie and Wayne Rooney for a spot in the starting XI.


What the odds say

Odds for Manchester United are currently pegged at 1.27. However, in the event that the latter loses, QPR  gives a more profitable result as it is valued to win at 10.12.


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