On Tuesday QPR return to Loftus road when they entertain Swansea City, a journey the Welsh team have made 13 times for a league match since the first game back on the 30th October 1920 when they battled out a Division 3 match that ended in a 1-1 draw.
HEAD TO HEAD
Overall : Rangers wins 5, Swans wins 0, Drawn 8: R`s Goals 21 : Swans Goals 12
4 games have ended goal less
Rangers have failed to score 4 times : Swans have failed to score 5 times
Highest Win: Rangers 6-2 (Jan 1966) : Swansea have never won in this fixture
Most frequent Rangers win: All of the wins by a different score
Most frequent Rangers loss: No Games Lost
Most frequent draw: 0-0 (4 times)
RANGERS AT HOME THIS SEASON
At Loftus Road this season Rangers record reads:
Won 9 Drawn 5 Lost 4 Goals For 22 Goals Against 16
In the last 6 games:
Won 0 Drawn 4 Lost 2 Goals For 2 Goals Against 5
Of our 18 games at home we have kept 7 clean sheets but failed to score in 5 of the games, including 3 of the last 6 games.
Best win : 4-1 v Southampton
Worst defeat: 1-3 v Ipswich
Most frequent score: 0-0 ; 1-0; 2-1 (3 times)
SWANSEA AWAY THIS SEASON
Won 4 Drawn 9 Lost 5 Goals For 18 Goals Against 23
In the last 6 games:
Won 1 Drawn 4 Lost 1 Goals For 7 Goals Against 7
In their 18 games away from home Swansea have kept 6 clean sheets but failed to find the net in 7 games.
Best Win : 2-0 at Preston and Burnley
Worst defeat: 0-4 at Reading
Most frequent score: 0-0,1-1,0-2,2-2 (3 times)
TIMES OF GOALS
Rangers have scored 22 goals at home : 10 before half time and 12 after.
We have conceded 16 goals : 6 before half time and 10 after.
Most goals scored : 76 to 90 mins (7) or 16 to 30 mins (5)
Most Goals Conceded : 61 to 75 mins (4)
Swansea City on the road:
Swansea have scored 18 goals away : 5 before half time and 13 after
They have conceded 23 goals: 12 before half time and 11 after
Most goals scored : 46 to 60 mins (5) or 61 to 75 mins (5)
Most Goals Conceded : 15 to 30 mins (6) or 76 to 90 mins (6)
Rangers leading scorers at Loftus Road: Blackstock (7)
Swansea leading scorers away: Scotland (6)
Rangers` home form against teams currently in the top 8 this season is:
Won 4 Drawn 2 and lost 1 Goals For 7 Goals Against 4
In fact none of the top 4 have managed to find a way to score at Loftus Road.
Swansea`s away form against mid table teams this season is:
Won 0 Drawn 4 and lost 2 Goals For 3 Goals Against 7
Rangers at home: 25 Yellow – Ledesma, Helgusson, Delaney, Leigertwood (3)
Red – Leigertwood
Swansea away: 26 Yellow – Bodde (5), Britton (4)
Red – Monk
Given the well documented problems Rangers have in finding the net, and Swansea`s away form this game has 0-0 written all over it. However, I wouldn`t write off Rangers chances of getting a late, late winner.
LENNY`S PREDICTION: A bore draw 0-0
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