Harry Redknapp’s team have lost all ten of their matches on the road
Queens Park Rangers have managed 19 points at Loftus Road this season, which is actually two more than 8th-placed Liverpool.
However, the Hoops are literally pointless away from home where they have been beaten by all ten opponents, with Burnley the latest team to put QPR to the sword.
Rumour has it that owner Tony Fernandes is getting restless with Harry Redknapp despite a recent vote of confidence being issued and the free betting bonuses at Bet365 continue to have the Rangers boss as firm favourite in the Sack Race market.
During the 2007/8 season, Derby County infamously failed to win on the road although the hapless Rams still picked up three draws away from home, with QPR’s miserable road form meaning they occupy a place in the bottom three of the Premier League.
The problems exist at both ends of the pitch, with just five goals being scored in these ten games, while twenty-four have been conceded at the other end.
There was trouble after a recent 2-1 reverse at Burnley, with supporters seething after more defensive mistakes led to defeat and Redknapp didn’t hold back when criticising his players after the match.
Redknapp said: ” I thought we were right in the game and that Burnley had lost their way a bit and then we have given an horrendous goal away. It was a shocking second goal, we have to defend better in that situation and it cost us dearly.
“The conditions weren’t easy but defenders have to defend. For the first goal we had three men around their guy – we’re not talking about Lionel Messi are we – and he’s gone past three of us far too easy.
“The second goal was poor defending too. The ball dropped between two of us [Richard Dunne and Steven Caulker] and you have got to clear the ball or get your body in the way, you’ve got to be stronger, you can’t give goals away like that.”
If QPR are to win on the road this season, then it might happen in their next few matches, with trips to Sunderland and Hull coming up after a visit to the Britannia Stadium.
Rangers travel to Leicester City for their final match of the season and perhaps they will need a first victory away from home in order to remain in the Premier League!