Tottenham Hotspur vs QPR
Tottenham are keen to clinch a Champions League spot this seasonReuters

Harry Redknapp comes back to White Hart Lane for the first time since his sacking in 2012, when Queen Park Rangers take on Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League on Sunday.

Where to Watch Live

The game at White Hart Lane is set for an 1.30 pm BST (6.00 pm IST, 8.30 am ET) start with live coverage on TV on Star Sports 1 in India. The match can also be watched via live streaming online in India HERE. TV coverage in the UK will be on Sky Sports 1, with the option to live stream HERE. Viewers in the UK can also listen to the match via radio on Talksport or HERE.

Catch the action on TV in the US on NBC Sports Live Extra and CNBC, while the game can also be live streamed online HERE. Viewers in the Middle East and North Africa can watch the match via live streaming HERE, while South Africa and Sub Saharan Africa viewers can do the same HERE. Australia viewers can live stream the action HERE, while viewers in Canada can do the same HERE.


Redknapp was arguably one of the best managers Tottenham have had in recent years, helping them seal Champions League qualification for the first time ever in the 2009/10 season.

However, the 67-year-old was relieved of his duties in 2012 after he openly expressed his desire for the England manager job and Spurs failed to qualify for the Champions League, despite finishing fourth in the Premier League (as Chelsea clinched the spot by winning the 2012 Champions League, despite finishing sixth in the Premier League).

Tottenham have had some rough time since the departure of Redknapp in the 2011/12 season. His successor Andre Villas-Boas managed to lead the Spurs to a fifth place finish in the 2012/13 season but after the departure of talisman Gareth Bale to Real Madrid for a world record fee of £85 million and the club's heavy Premier League defeats to Manchester City (6-0) and Liverpool (5-0) in the 2013/14 season, the Portuguese manager was sacked.

Now, Spurs have put Mauricio Pochettino in charge, following his impressive spell at Southampton last season. And Redknapp feels the Argentine will be able to find success at White Hart Lane.

"I like the manager. He had good players at Southampton. I think he did a great job at Southampton and I'm sure he'll do a great job at Tottenham. I am hoping he does well," Redknapp told the Telegraph.

Despite not spending much on transfers this summer, Tottenham do possess some quality players, and Redknapp feels that Spurs' season will be a disappointment if they don't make a top four finish.

"They have got to be pushing for the top four. There's nothing else. If you don't finish in the top four, it's a disappointment for Tottenham. That's where they were for a couple of years when I was there. That's where they expect to be.

"They have got the players. They spent about £120 million last year in the transfer market so they are entitled to be a good team. They lost two wonderful, world-class players that you can't replace but they have bought a lot of players in."

Tottenham Hotspur vs QPR
QPR will be hoping to keep well out of the relegation zone this season.Reuters

Meanwhile, QPR, who struggled to get back into the Premier League despite doing very well in the early stages of the Championship last season, will be hoping to keep well out of the relegation zone this season.

Despite playing well against the Hull City in their opening Premier League fixture, they lost 1-0 at Loftus Road. 

Nevertheless, Redknapp, who has managed to get most of his transfer targets this summer, is positive that his side will do well in the Premier League this season.

"We are more or less there," said Redknapp. "There's no bad apples here at all. I think we are going to be OK this year."

Team News

Tottenham: Spurs will be without Kyle Naughton for this game as he is suspended, following a red card against West Ham.

Kyle Walker and Vlad Chiriches, who missed Spurs' opening game against the Hammers, will again be sidelined as they are still recovering from pelvis and back injuries respectively. Apart from that, Pochettino has a full squad to choose from.

Queens Park Rangers: Jermaine Jenas will not be available for this game as he is still recovering from a knee injury. Apart from that, Redknapp has no other fitness concerns.

While new signings Mauricio Isla and Leroy Fer could be handed their debuts against Spurs, Eduardo Vargas (on loan from Napoli) will be unavailable for this game as he is yet to receive work permit.

Expected Lineups

Tottenham: Lloris; Dier, Kaboul, Vertonghen, Rose; Capoue, Bentaleb; Eriksen, Lamela, Lennon; Adebayor

Queens Park Rangers: Green; Caulker, Ferdinand, Dunne; Isla, Fer, Barton, Traore; Mutch; Austin, Remy

Prediction: Spurs 2-1 QPR

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