Queens Park Rangers won’t be 7/10 third-favourites for top-flight relegation much longer as they batten down the Loftus Road hatches ahead of a home fixture storm.
Harry Redknapp’s side have harvested all 19 of their Premier League points to date from games in front of their own fans.
Yet the R’s form on home turf could be about to take a major nosedive as they face five members of last season’s top eight across the next five games.
Southampton are first up, followed by Tottenham, Everton, Arsenal and Chelsea, before West Ham and Newcastle round out the Loftus Road schedule.
Redknapp’s men have so far gleaned a worthy yet moderate four points from the five sides they’ve hosted who reside within the current top ten.
QPR seem destined for relegation as a result, even if they can glean the odd draw here and there along the way.
Their away form is nothing less than apocalyptic, with 11 straight losses to show for their road, train and air miles this term.
Naturally the west Londoners can expect an upturn in the amount of winnable games on their travelling horizon, having already visited those they are still to host.
However, shaking off the kind of terminal road form they have been suffering from is unlikely to be a matter of simply playing sides of a lesser quality.
Not least when the R’s, who have the division’s sixth most error-prone defence according to squawka.com, continue to shoot themselves in their collective luminous foot on a regular basis.
Even their nine remaining road trips aren’t all the kind that they can enter with real hope of plundering points, with Liverpool and Manchester City on the menu.
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