UK time is: 03:00:33
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

The Stat Attack - Sheffield United

Lenny367 takes a look at the stats that matter as QPR host Sheffield United tomorrow afternoon.

Rangers play their second home game in a week when they welcome Sheffield United on Saturday afternoon for the 21st meeting between the sides at Loftus Road.

The first meeting between the sides was back on the 18 February 1950 in what was then the 2nd Division when Sheffield had the upper hand and recorded a 3-1 victory.

The R`s then were unbeaten in the next 13 meetings between the two teams until finally being beaten 2-1 in 1993. We have a very healthy record of winning 12, drawing 4 and only losing 4, scoring 31 goals and conceding 23 in the process.

We have only failed to score in only 2 of those 20 games, and only 1 has ended scoreless. The most occurring scoreline is a 1-0 win for the R`s which the Loftus Road faithful have seen 5 times over the years closely followed by 2-1 which has happened 4 times/

Our recent home form has dipped of late and in the last 6 games we have won 1 drawn 3 and lost our last two against the East Anglian duo of Ipswich, scoring and Norwich, scoring 5 and conceding 7.

Sheffield have been impressive on their travels in last 6 games winning 3 and drawing 3, scoring 9 and conceding 4 along the way. In fact they have gone 12 games without defeat away from home since they lost the derby game against Wednesday.

Our scoring stats show that we are most likely to score either between 15 and 30 minutes and in the last 15 minutes of the game, and we continue to be more vulnerable to conceding between the 60th and 75th minutes.

United like scoring their goals in the 15 minutes after the break but don`t appear to be vulnerable to conceding at any particular time in the game as the goals against are evenly spread..

Looking at this fixture historically, the odds point to a home win. However, looking at United`s impressive away record recently and adding to the mix our particularly bad recent home run the odds would appear to be stacked against us on Saturday.

It looks a very difficult game to call, but sadly I believe that, in view of United`s recent form they will leave us defeated for the 3rd game in a row after taking a two goal lead that is pegged back to 2-1 late in the game.

Lenny`s Prediction: 2-1 Rangers

We want to know YOUR thoughts!

To have your say you can comment in the space provided below, or chat about it on the forum.







For the very latest Championship odds

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The journalist

Writer: Boxer Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday March 6 2009

Time: 9:00AM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
Interesting again Lenny, that is a formidable away record.
Boxer
Report Abuse
06/03/2009 07:02:00

Interesting again Lenny, that is a formidable away record.
Boxer
Report Abuse
06/03/2009 07:02:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Queens Park Rangers Articles

The QPR Injury Table Situation (Friday March 27 2015)

Nail in the Coffin (Sunday March 22 2015)

One to Watch - John Stones (Sunday March 22 2015)

QPR v Everton - Match Preview (Sunday March 22 2015)

The Men in Black - QPR v Everton (Friday March 20 2015)

Youngster Joins Pompey (Friday March 20 2015)

Who R Ya - Everton (Friday March 20 2015)

Ramsey: Players Still Unified (Saturday March 14 2015)

Archived Queens Park Rangers Articles

List All Vital QPR Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

1. QPR4Me 31
2. Superhoop50 15
3. DMD_QPR 14
4. paulrangers 11
5. The Uncredibale Hulk 11
6. sandydl 8
7. danielqpr 6
8. jdqpr1882 6
9. jezza99 6
10. dustman 5

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Q.P.R. 1 - 2 Everton
Crystal Palace 3 - 1 Q.P.R.
Q.P.R. 1 - 2 Spurs
Q.P.R. 1 - 2 Arsenal
Hull City 2 - 1 Q.P.R.
Sunderland 0 - 2 Q.P.R.

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
14. WBA 30 8 9 13 -12 33
15. Hull City 30 6 10 14 -12 28
16. Aston Villa 30 7 7 16 -20 28
17. Sunderland 30 4 14 12 -21 26
18. Burnley 30 5 10 15 -23 25
19. Q.P.R. 30 6 4 20 -23 22
20. Leicester City 29 4 7 18 -21 19

Breaking League News

Trial By TV
Newcastle : 30/03/2015 22:04:01
Mind The Gap
Newcastle : 30/03/2015 21:24:00
Hasselbaink: 'Swansea City Have The Perfect Model'
Swansea : 30/03/2015 20:45:01
Wanyama - Don't Come Unstuck Against The Toffees
Southampton : 30/03/2015 19:57:01
Leicester Returning To Hong Kong
Leicester City : 30/03/2015 19:35:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

QPR v Everton
Suggested By:  Admin
QPR 50%
Everton 25%
Draw 25%