Manchester City vs Queens Park Rangers
City are expected to easily beat QPR on SundayReuters

Manchester City take on the bottom-placed Queens Park Rangers at Etihad Stadium as they look to finish the season in a respectable position in the Premier League.

The Citizens, after failing in their attempts to successfully defend the Premier League title, are now aiming to finish as runners up behind Chelsea.

Although the chances of them finishing second in the Premier League is dependent on Arsenal (who currently have the same points as City and have a game in hand) in their remaining fixtures, the Citizens will be looking to get nothing but wins in their final three fixtures.

And City boss Manuel Pellegrini insists that his team are looking to do exactly that.

"It is important to finish well. We have won three games in a row. We have three games more and it is important for our team to try and win all the games," the former Malaga boss told the Independent.

"It doesn't depend on our team if we are going to be second or not because if Arsenal win all their games they will be second. But it is important to finish as near to the top of the table as we can."

City are expected to easily beat Queens Park Rangers on Sunday, but Pellegrini insists that the game will not be easy as the Hoops desperately fighting to remain in the Premier League.

"Maybe in the position they are in the table, they need to win the three games," added the Chilean. "Maybe you can come here with two strikers, as they did against us in London with (Bobby) Zamora or (Charlie) Austin or they can speculate and try to win the game on the counter-attack."

"But it doesn't matter who is the team we must play against, they are always difficult teams with difficult players."

QPR, on the other hand, are very close to getting relegated as they are currently at the bottom of the Premier League with only 27 points from 35 games.

Even if they manage to win all their remaining fixtures, their survival in the Premier League is still not guaranteed as they will only be able to amass a maximum of 36 points.

This means that QPR will be relegated if Sunderland and Newcastle, who both have 36 points each, manage to record even a single draw in their remaining Premier League fixtures.

However, QPR boss Chris Ramsey insists that his side will be fighting until the very end.

"As long as there are points to be played for, you have to believe you can do it," Ramsey told the QPR's official website.

"The mood in the squad is very good, as it always has been. We understand we have a very big task ahead of us but we're going to go out with the same energy and enthusiasm that we have done in all the games we've played."

"We've got three games to save our season and I'm sure the players will be rolling their sleeves up to try to get that victory at the Etihad."

Expected Line-ups:

Manchester City: Hart; Zabaleta, Demichelis, Kompany, Clichy; Fernadinho, Toure, Milner, Silva; Aguero, Dzeko

Queens Park Rangers: Green; Yun, Dunne, Furlong; Henry, Sandro, Barton, Phillips, Kranjcar; Fer; Austin

Where to Watch Live:

The EPL match is scheduled for 1:30pm BST (6pm IST, 8:30am ET), starting with live coverage in India on Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD in India. The game can also be watched via live streaming online in India on

Catch the action live in the UK live on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 1 HD, while viewers can also watch the watch online via live streaming on Sky GO. Catch the game live in the US on NBC Universo and Westwood One Sports, while the action can also be live streamed online on NBC Sports Extra.

Audience in the Middle East and North Africa can watch the game via live streaming online on Bein Sports Connect, while South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa viewers can do the same on SuperSport online. Australia viewers can watch the game on Fox Sports 4 and live stream it on Foxtel Play.

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