Harry Redknapp’s Super Hoops travel to South Wales in search of three points.
When these two teams met on the opening day of the season it was the appointment of Swansea’s new manager, Michael Laudrup, that was under the microscope. But the Dane settled easily after the then unknown Michu scored twice in the 5-0 win at Loftus Road, and has guided the Swans to eighth place and a Wembley cup final. Life has not been quite so simple for QPR, who sacked Mark Hughes and made wholesale signings in August and January but remain bottom, as they will do even if they win on Saturday.
Venue Liberty Stadium, Saturday 3pm
Last season Swansea 1 QPR 1
Referee Neil Swarbrick
This season’s matches 10 Y34, R0, 3.40 cards per game
Subs from Tremmel, Bartley, Tate, Dyer, Lamah, Monk, Shechter, Moore, Tiendalli, Agustien, Gower
Doubtful Vorm (knee), Britton (ankle)
Injured Agustien (ankle, 24 Feb), Taylor (ankle, May)
Form guide LDWDDW
Disciplinary record Y43 R2
Leading scorer Michu 13
Queens Park Rangers
Subs from Green, Murphy, Ben Haim, Bosingwa, Yun, Granero, Jenas, Park, Zamora, Ephraim, Bothroyd, Rémy
Doubtful Rémy (groin)
Injured Onuoha (back, 16 Feb), Johnson (knee, Aug), Hoilett (hamstring, 16 Feb)
Suspended None International duty Diakité
Form guide DDDDWL
Disciplinary record Y37 R2
Leading scorer Taarabt 4
QPR have failed to win their last five league and cup games away to Swansea, although three of those matches ended in draws.
Rangers’ last win away to the Swans was a 2-1 victory in Division Two on 31 January 1981.
The Swans have conceded 18 of their 28 league goals at home this season.
They have only kept one clean sheet in their last 11 top-flight games at the Liberty Stadium.
Michael Laudrup’s men have failed to score in three of their last four league games. Top scorer Michu has gone six
Premier League games without a goal, a drought of nine and a half hours.
Swansea’s defeat to West Ham was their first loss in eight league games (W2, D5, L1).
Swans keeper Gerhard Tremmel has, on average, made a save every 21 minutes, making him the Premier League’s joint-busiest keeper along with QPR’s Julio Cesar.
Queens Park Rangers
Rangers have drawn their last four league games, with three of them goalless draws. If honours end even on Saturday it will be the first time the club have recorded five successive draws in the top flight.
They are unbeaten in five matches, their best run in the Premier League since March 1995.
Harry Redknapp has been involved in more 0-0 draws than any other manager in Premier League history (62).
The last three penalties taken by QPR players in the Premier League have all been saved.
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