This weekend’s clash between Aston Villa and Queens Park Rangers looks set to one of those games that will have a significant bearing on the final league positions of both clubs as they both try and avoid the drop.
Heading into the weekend Villa find themselves three points clear of the drop zone in 17th and a win on Saturday could potentially seem them up into 15th place should results go their way.
Having beaten Reading last time out 2-1 Christian Benteke was once again on hand to find a goal to help Paul Lamberts side to those much needed three points and the Villa manager will be hoping for more of the same from the Belgian international when the R’s come t town this weekend.
Benteke has been without doubt the one shinning star in a rather dull season for the Birmingham based club and with 12 goals and 4 assists to his credit this season I think it is fair to say that without him their current predicament could have a lot worse.
While QPR themselves are beginning to show signs of finding form this one is sure to have goals at both ends with both defences susceptible to conceding soft goals at times. The R’s have only managed five clean sheets all season, but with only one of those coming on the road, Harry and co will have cause for concern heading to Villa Park.
This one like I said is going to have huge implications for both sides whether they win or lose but with Benteke in such fine form having notched up seven goals in nine games it’s hard to see him drawing a blank come Saturday.