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QPR v Blackpool - Match Preview

QPR
vs.
Blackpool

Loftus Road

29/03/14

15:00


QPR have lost only once in their last 14 league encounters with the Tangerines, winning nine (D4).

Blackpool have gone seven league games without a win at Loftus Road (D2 L5), last winning there in February 1972 (1-0).

19 different players have scored for QPR in the league this season; more than for any other Championship club.

Blackpool have scored a joint-league low 15 goals in the second half this term.

No Championship player has scored more goals in March 2014 than Ravel Morrison (5).

Blackpool are without an away win in 12 attempts in league competition, losing 10 (D2).

Junior Hoilett has made five assists for QPR this campaign; more than any other R`s player. Indeed, Hoilett only managed one league assist for QPR last season.

The R`s have won 13 points from losing positions this season, while Blackpool have recovered just four points.

Blackpool have dropped 25 points from leading situations in 2013/14, only Ipswich (28) and Yeovil (29) have surrendered more.

QPR have faced a league-low 126 shots on target this season; an average of 3.3 per game.

Only Charlton (26) have scored fewer goals in the Championship this term than Blackpool (32).

Harry Redknapp`s men have kept 17 clean sheets in league competition this season; no side has more.

The Tangerines have been shown 10 red cards in 2013/14; more than any other top four tier side.

QPR Team News:

QPR are without suspended Yossi Benayoun, while fellow Niko Kranjcar and Joey Barton are injury concerns.

Possible line up:

GREEN

SIMPSON - DUNNE - ONUOHA - HILL

HOILETT - CARROLL - O`NEILL - SWP

MORRISON

KEANE


Player to watch: -

Blackpool Team News:

Ricardo Fuller is out, while Robert Earnshaw is a doubt.

Possible line up:

GILKS

MCMAHON - MACKENZIE - CATHCART - ROBINSON

GRANDIN - BASHAM - PERKINS - FOLEY - HALLIDAY

VELLIOS


Player to watch: -

Match Facts



LAST FIVE

QPR: LWLWW
Blackpool: LWLWL

HEAD 2 HEAD

QPR: 14
Blackpool: 3
Draw: 9



LAST TIME OUT

Championship - 14/12/13
Bloomfield Road

Blackpool 0
QPR 2 (Phillips, Austin)

Team: Green, Simpson, Dunne, Hill (Onuoha), BAE, Phillips, Carroll, Jenas (Henry), Barton, O`Neill (Kranjcar), Austin.

Attendance: 13,822

Ref Watch:

Referee: Carl Boyeson
Assistants: Andrew Fox & David Rock
Fourth Official: Mathew Buonassisi

Carl Boyeson is the match official for tomorrow`s clash against the Seasiders. This season, Boyeson has issued 80 yellow cards and 2 red cards in 27 games.

Match Prediction:



1-0 QPR Win.

Next Fixture

Who: Bournemouth
Where: Dean Court
When: 05/04/14


Writer:JackSupple
Date:Friday March 28 2014
Time: 5:49PM

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