QPR midfielder Joey Barton has claimed that he expects England to beat Uruguay in the second group match at the World Cup 2014. After losing the opening match against Italy, Roy Hodgson’s men will be under pressure to perform against Oscar Tabarez’ men. As with Italy, England will be coming up against a top striker in the form of Luis Suarez. In Italy match, Mario Balotelli proved to be Italy’s catalyst towards a victory. Hodgson’s men will be aware that this is a must win match otherwise they risk elimination from the group stages.
Queens Park Rangers recently defeated Wigan Athletic as they locked horns and battled each other in the Championship semifinals and the team of Harry Redknapp came out on top with a scoreboard of 2-1.
Joey Barton believes that QPR deserved their victory as they now have to get ready for the finals against Derby County on May 24.
The 31-year-old told Sky Sports: ‘’we have had a lot of pointers about how hard it was going to be. Credit to Wigan they’re a very good side and its sad there has to be a loser but we roll on. Over the two legs I think we slightly shaded it’’.