Date: 12th March 2009 at 10:25am
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On Saturday QPR make the journey down to the South Coast to take on Southampton, a journey they have made 32 times for league encounters since the first match at the Dell back on the 6th November 1920 when they battled out a Division 3 match that ended in a 2-2 draw. Tuesday night saw both teams in action and Rangers travel hoping to gat back on track following the 2-0 defeat at Doncaster while Southampton will be disappointed at conceding another late goal in the 1-1 draw at home to Derby County.

HEAD TO HEAD

Overall : Rangers wins 9, Saints wins 13, Drawn 10: R`s Goals 40 : Saints Goals 58

At St Mary`s Stadium : R`s wins 2, Saints wins 0, Drawn 1: R`s goals 6 Saints Goals 4.

Rangers have won their last 2 visits to St Mary`s Stadium and the last defeat was at the Dell in the Premiership when they lost 2-0 in November 1995

PREVIOUS SCORES
Only 1 game has ended goal less , back in August 1983.
Rangers have failed to score 7 times : Saints have failed to score 4 times
Highest Win: Rangers 4-1 (Dec 1988) : Saints 5-0 (Sep 1957)
Most frequent Rangers win: 2-1 4 times
Most frequent Rangers loss: 2-1 3 times
Most frequent draw: 1-1 5 times

RANGERS AWAY THIS SEASON
On the road this season Rangers record reads:
Won 3 Drawn 8 Lost 8 Goals For 13 Goals Against 21

In the last 6 games:
Won 2 Drawn 2 Lost 2 Goals For 8 Goals Against 6

Of our 19 games away from home we have kept 7 clean sheets but failed to score in 11 of the games.

Best win : 3-0 at Blackpool
Worst defeat: 0-3 at Sheffield United and Watford

Most frequent score: 0-0 (4 times) : 0-1 (3 times)

SOUTHAMPTON AT HOME THIS SEASON
Won 3 Drawn 8 Lost 8 Goals For 18 Goals Against 24

In the last 6 games:
Won 2 Drawn 2 Lost 2 Goals For 9 Goals Against 8


In their 19 games at home Southampton have kept 4 clean sheets but failed to find the net in 6 games.

Best Win : 3-1 Preston
Worst defeat: 0-3 Watford

Most frequent score: 1-2 (4 times) : 1-1 (3 times)


TIMES OF GOALS

Rangers have scored 13 goals on the road : 9 before half time and 4 after.
We have conceded 21 goals : 13 before half time and 8 after.
Should you be late arriving don`t panic as we have yet to score away in the first 15 minutes of a game, but have conceded twice in that period.

Most goals scored : 16 to 30 mins (5) or 31 to 45 mins (4)
Most Goals Conceded : 16 to 30 mins (5) or 31 to 45 mins (5)

Southampton at St Mary`s:
Southampton have scored 18 goals at home : 10 before half time and 8 after
They have conceded 24 goals: 10 before half time and 14 after
Most goals scored : 16 to 30 mins (5) or 61 to 75 mins (4)
Most Goals Conceded : 31 to 45 mins (5) or 76 to 90 mins (6)

SCORERS
Rangers leading scorers on the road: Helgusson (3), Blackstock (2), Alberti (2)
Southampton leading scorers at St Mary`s: Saganowski (5), McGoldrick (4), Surman (3)

PERFORMANCES
Rangers` away form against teams currently at the foot of the table this season is:
Won 3 Drawn 3 and lost 1 Goals For 10 Goals Against 10

Southampton`s home form against mid table teams this season is:
Won 0 Drawn 3 and lost 3 Goals For 6 Goals Against 8


DISCIPLINE
Rangers away from home: 31 Yellow – Connolly, Cook, Delaney, Leigertwood (3)
2 Red – Connolly and Hall
Southampton at home: 32 Yellow – Surman (5)
2 Red – Euell and Molyneux

FORECAST
Both teams will score first half goals and go into the half time interval all square, but a late, late Rangers goal will see us back to winning ways.

LENNY`S PREDICTION: Rangers 2-1

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