The Stat Attack - Crystal Palace
On Saturday QPR return to Loftus road after the international break to take on South East London rivals Crystal Palace. This will be the 42nd time we have done battle with the Selhurst park team at home since the first meeting on the 18th December 1920 when the R`s ran out 3-0 winners.
HEAD TO HEAD
Overall : Rangers wins 20, Palace wins 14, Drawn 7: R`s Goals 72 : Palace Goals 52
1 games has ended goal less
Rangers have failed to score 6 times : Palace have failed to score 13 times
Highest Win: Rangers 6-0 (May 1999) : Palace 3-0 (Sep 1955)
Most frequent Rangers win: 1-0 (6 times)
Most frequent Rangers loss: 1-2: 1-3 (4 times)
Most frequent draw: 1-1 (4 times)
RANGERS AT HOME THIS SEASON
At Loftus Road this season Rangers record reads:
Won 11 Drawn 5 Lost 4 Goals For 25 Goals Against 17
In the last 6 games:
Won 2 Drawn 2 Lost 2 Goals For 4 Goals Against 5
Of our 20 games at home we have kept 8 clean sheets but failed to score in 5 of the games.
Best win : 4-1 v Southampton
Worst defeat: 1-3 v Ipswich
Most frequent score: 1-0 (4 times)
PALACE AWAY THIS SEASON
Won 6 Drawn 3 Lost 11 Goals For 26 Goals Against 33
In the last 6 games:
Won 2 Drawn 0 Lost 4 Goals For 9 Goals Against 13
In their 20 games away from home Palace have kept 2 clean sheets but failed to find the net in 6 games.
Best Win : 3-1 at Plymouth and Swansea
Worst defeat: 2-4 at Reading and Burnley
Most frequent score: 0-1, 0-2 (3 times)
TIMES OF GOALS
Rangers have scored 25 goals at home : 11 before half time and 14 after.
We have conceded 17 goals : 6 before half time and 11 after.
Most goals scored : 76 to 90 mins (8) or 16 to 30 mins (6)
Most Goals Conceded : 61 to 75 mins; 76 to 90 mins (both 4)
Palace have scored 26 goals away : 16 before half time and 10 after
They have conceded 33 goals: 11 before half time and 22 after
Most goals scored : 16 to 30 mins and 31 to 45 mins (6)
Most Goals Conceded : 76 to 90 mins (9) or 61 to 75 mins (8)
Rangers leading scorers at Loftus Road: Blackstock (9)
Palace leading scorers away: Kuqi (5)
Rangers` home form against teams currently in the middle 8 this season is:
Won 2 Drawn 2 and lost 1 Goals For 6 Goals Against 5
Palace`s away form against mid table teams this season is:
Won 1 Drawn 1 and lost 3 Goals For 3 Goals Against 6
Rangers at home: 27 Yellow - Leigertwood (4)
1 Red - Leigertwood
Palace away: 31 Yellow - Carle, Kuqi, Lawrence, Watson (3)
1 Red - Lawrence
Looking at Rangers home form and Palace`s away form this season, combined with the history of games between the two this looks certain to be a home win, and I will take Rangers to win scoring at least two goals, scored in the last half hour of the game.
LENNY`S PREDICTION: 2-0 Rangers
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