QPR take on Wigan in a real relegation six pointer at Loftus Road.
Venue Loftus Road, Sunday 4.10pm
Last season QPR 3 Wigan 1
Referee Phil Dowd
This season’s matches 19 Y52, R3, 2.89 cards per game
Queens Park Rangers
Subs from Green, Murphy, Hill, Derry, Park, Granero, Da Silva, Diakité, Hoilett, Ben Haim, Bothroyd
Doubtful Da Silva (flu), Diakité (thigh)
Injured Johnson (knee, May), Wright-Phillips (ankle, Aug), Campbell (metatarsal, Aug)
Form guide LLWWLL
Disciplinary record Y46 R2
Leading scorer Taarabt 5
Subs from Habsi, Caldwell, Stam, McArthur, Di Santo, Miyaichi, Espinoza, Golobart, Redmond, López, Henríquez
Injured Ramis (knee, Aug), Pollitt (thigh, unknown), Watson (broken leg, unknown), Crusat (knee, unknown)
Form guide WWLWLD
Disciplinary record Y49 R2
Leading scorer Koné 10
This is only the 10th meeting between the clubs. Wigan have won twice and QPR three times, including the last two fixtures at Loftus Road.
Wigan’s James McCarthy scored twice in the reverse fixture to rescue a 2-2 draw and deny Harry Redknapp a first win as QPR manager. The result meant QPR set a new record for the longest winless start to a Premier League season (16 games).
Queens Park Rangers
QPR have earned 19 points in 18 games under Harry Redknapp.
However, they have the worst home record in the Premier League: two wins and 13 points from 15 games.
Only Stoke have scored fewer than QPR’s 28 goals.
According to Opta, QPR had 21 shots in each of their last two Premier League games – but lost both.
All three of their penalties in the league this season have been saved.
They have the worst first-half record in the top flight, having led at the interval in only two of their 31 matches.
Redknapp’s side have scored five own goals in the Premier League this season, the joint-most along with Southampton.
Wigan are five points and two places better off than at the same stage last season.
They have earned nine points from their last four games, having only accrued seven points from their previous 13 matches.
The Latics are attempting to win three successive league games for the first time since the final three fixtures of last season.
Roberto Martinez’s side have the best away record among teams currently in the bottom half of the table (W4, D2, L8).
They have only recovered five points from the 18 matches in which they have conceded the opening goal (W1, D2, L15).
Arouna Kone has scored six goals in his last eight Premier League appearances.