Queens Park Rangers and AFC Bournemouth cannot be split this weekend despite the former’s upturn in recent form, according to Sky Sports pundit David Prutton.
Mark Warburton had to deal with a torrid first half of the season, but since the turn of the year his team have been in top form in the league, losing just one of the six games played – winning the rest.
It has coincided with a change of tactics, switching from a 4-2-3-1 that Warburton has used for a lot of his career to a system that uses three centre-backs and two strikers – and so far it’s working wonders.
But QPR face a tough test this weekend in the form of AFC Bournemouth, who are still without a manager following the departure of Jason Tindall earlier in the month.
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There are reports that Thierry Henry is being lined-up for the job but Jonathan Woodgate will once again take temporary charge for this fixture – which Prutton believes will finish 2-2 at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium.
It would mean that QPR would draw a game of football for the first game since December 29, when the R’s went to Norwich City and managed to take a point from Carrow Road in a 1-1 draw.
Looking at the respective squads on paper, a draw would not be the worst result for either team.
Bournemouth have arguably the more talented starting line-up, but QPR’s spirit cannot be underestimated whatsoever.
Warburton has finally got them playing at their full potential and it wouldn’t be a shock to anyone if the Hoops were to run out as winners on home turf.