It’s a battle of the bottom two as Reading host QPR at the Madejski.
Venue Madejski Stadium, Sunday 1.30pm
Last season n/a
Referee Kevin Friend
This season’s matches 19 Y74, R1, 3.95 cards per game
Subs from Taylor, Pearce, Cummings, Leigertwood, Carriço, Le Fondre, Hunt, Harte, Robson-Kanu, Andersen, Shorey,
Injured Akpan (ankle, 4 May), Federici (ankle, 4 May), Kébé (groin, 4 May), Roberts (hip, unknown)
Form guide LDLLLL
Disciplinary record Y43 R1
Leading scorer Le Fondre 10
Queens Park Rangers
Subs from Green, Murphy, Onuoha, Traoré, Diakité, Derry, Granero, Mackie, Bothroyd, Ben Haim
Doubtful Taarabt (shoulder)
Injured Townsend (hamstring, 4 May), Campbell (foot, Aug), Johnson (knee, Aug), Wright-Phillips (ankle, Aug)
Suspended Zamora (last of three)
Form guide LLDLLW
Disciplinary record Y52 R3
Leading scorers Rémy, Taarabt 5
The loser of this match will be relegated. If it is a draw, both teams will be relegated if Wigan beat Tottenham on Saturday, or if Aston Villa avoid defeat against Sunderland on Monday.
Queens Park Rangers have only lost one of their last seven league games against Reading.
Their 1-1 draw in November was the first time they had ever met in the top flight despite 78 previous league encounters.
QPR have only managed seven wins in 39 visits to play Reading.
Reading have won only one point from a possible 27 in their last nine Premier League matches (D1, L8).
The Royals have kept only four clean sheets all season, three at home and one away.
In their defeat to Norwich last Saturday they didn’t have a shot on target until Garath McCleary’s goal on 72 minutes.
They are the only team to average less than 40% possession in the Premier League this season (39%). They managed 55% possession against Norwich – only the second time they have averaged more possession than an opponent this season.
Harry Redknapp has won just four of his 21 Premier League games in charge at Loftus Road, meaning that he has a lower win percentage (19%) than predecessors Mark Hughes and Neil Warnock (both 20%).
QPR have scored only 19 goals in Redknapp’s 21 matches in charge, failing to score in nine of them.
They have gone three hours and five minutes without scoring.