Match Preview – Queens Park Rangers (A)

Tottenham travel to Loftus Road this Saturday in the only Premier League fixture of the weekend. Spurs will be facing many familiar faces at QPR, with former assistant manager Chris Ramsey currently in charge of the Hoops, as well as many other members of personnel formerly calling White Hart Lane their home.

Tottenham could move within just a point of Liverpool in fifth place should they get a result at QPR. A win could also move them within just three points of the top four.

Venue: Loftus Road

Kick-Off: 3pm

Television Coverage: Not televised

Stats (via BBC Sport)

Tottenham have won five and lost only one of the last seven Premier League meetings. Spurs scored four goals from just five shots on target when they beat QPR 4-0 in the reverse fixture in August.

Tottenham earned their first win in six league and cup games on Wednesday. They have scored a league-high 20 goals in 2015. Spurs have kept just one clean sheet in their last 11 Premier League away matches. Tottenham have picked up 16 points from losing positions this season, more than any other Premier League side. Harry Kane has scored in each of his last five Premier League away matches, the first Spurs player ever to do so.

Opposition Focus

They have lost six of their last seven league games, winning just once in 10 attempts since Christmas Day. QPR and Everton are the only clubs yet to record a Premier League win at home in 2015. Rangers are winless in their last five league matches at Loftus Road, losing the last three. The Hoops have failed to win any of their last 10 Premier League London derbies (D3, L7).

Team News

Tottenham head coach Mauricio Pochettino heads into another week of games with a clean bill of health. It is clear that his fitness regime and double training sessions earlier in the campaign are benefiting his squad in the long-term.

Predictions

Starting XI – LLoris, Walker, Dier, Vertonghen, Rose, Mason, Bentaleb, Chadli, Eriksen, Townsend, Kane

Score – Queens Park Rangers 0-2 Tottenham Hotspur

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