Premier League: Queens Park Rangers v Southampton match preview
A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at Loftus Road.
Friday 16 November 2012
Queens Park Rangers and Southampton's fight for survival starts when the Premier League's bottom two do battle at Loftus Road on Saturday.
Lady luck has not looked kindly upon either side in the opening 11 fixtures of the season with lapses in concentration, defensive blunders and late goals leaving QPR winless and Southampton with just one victory so far this season.
QPR's 1-0 loss at Stoke coupled with Southampton's 1-1 draw at home with Swansea saw the London outfit slump to the bottom of the league with only four points.
KICK-OFF: Saturday, 3pm
PAST THREE MEETINGS…
Southampton 0 QPR 0, Championship, March 2009
QPR 4 (Blackstock 2, Stewart, Agyemang) Southampton 1 (Lallana), Championship, September 2008
Southampton 2 (Powell, John) QPR 3 (Rowlands, Agyemang 2), Championship, February 2008
There have been two or fewer goals scored in each of QPR’s last four games in the Premier League.
Southampton are the only team in the league without an away point having lost all five of their games on the road this season.
Forty per cent of the South Coast club’s goals this season have been headers, the highest proportion in the top flight.
Nigel Adkins’ side have conceded seven goals in the final 15 minutes of matches this season, more than any other Premier League side.
QPR to win: 1.90
Southampton to win: 3.75
TV: Highlights on BBC1 at 10.30pm
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