Date: 4th April 2017 at 9:18am
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Aston Villa are the form side in the Championship across the last seven games, winning 18 points from a possible 21. Opponents QPR are joint-second.

The Villans have lost just one of their last eight league meetings with Queens Park Rangers, winning three (D4).

The R`s have gone seven league games without a win against Aston Villa at Villa Park (D2 L5); last winning there in league competition in March 1992, courtesy of a goal from Les Ferdinand.

However, Rangers did win away to Villa in the League Cup in September 2008 after Damion Stewart headed in a Dani Parejo cross.

Jonathan Kodjia has scored six goals in his last six Championship games for Aston Villa and has found the net in each of his previous three apps at Villa Park.


Aston Villa have won six of their last seven league games (L1), this after losing seven of their previous nine (D2).

QPR have won just once in their last six away games in the Championship (D2 L3), although it came in Birmingham at St. Andrew`s.

QPR have never lost against Aston Villa at Villa Park in league competition in the second tier (D1 L2).

The Villans have kept a clean sheet in each of their last four home league games; they last went five without conceding at Villa Park in April 1983.


Aston Villa Team News:

Gabby Agbonlahor (hamstring) and Rushian Hepburn-Murphy (ankle) remain out with injuries.

Possible line up:

JOHNSTONE

HUTTON – CHESTER – BAKER – TAYLOR

ADOMAH – LANSBURY – JEDINAK – HOURIHANE

HOGAN – KODJIA

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QPR Team News:

Massimo Luongo should return, while defender Jack Robinson has recovered from a hamstring problem.

Possible line up:

SMITHIES

FURLONG – ONUOHA – LYNCH – BIDWELL

LUONGO – HALL – FREEMAN

NGBAKOTO – SYLLA – MACKIE

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Match Facts & Stats

HEAD 2 HEAD

Aston Villa: 19
QPR: 23
Draws: 13



LAST TIME OUT

Championship – 18/12/16
Loftus Road

QPR 0
Aston Villa 1 (Kodjia)

Team: Smithies, Bidwell, Hall, Onuoha, Lynch, Perch, Chery (Mackie), Wszolek (Shodipo), Luongo, Washington (Sylla), Ngbakoto.

Attendance: 16,285

Ref Watch:

Referee: Peter Bankes
Assistants: Paul Hodskinson and Daniel Leach
Fourth Official: Darren Drysdale

Peter Bankes is the match official for tonight`s clash with the Villans. This season, Bankes has issued 119 yellow cards and 10 red cards in 34 games.

Match Prediction:


2-0 Home win

Next Fixture

Who: Brighton
Where: Loftus Road
When: 07/04/2017

 

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