The Premier League's two lowest scoring teams lock horns with Mark Hughes determined to find his first victory as Ranger boss, while the Latics search for first win in six games.
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The home side will be without Armand Traore and Adel Taraabt as the duo are away on international duty, while Alejandro Faurlin has been ruled out for the season after damaging his cruciate ligaments.
Wigan Athletic boss Roberto Martinez will be able to call on a fully fit squad apart from long-term absentee Chris Kirkland. Dutch fullback Patrick van Aanholt has finished his unsuccessful loan spell at the club from Chelsea, while Mohamed Diame is away on international duty until at least the end of February.
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- Defeat last weekend to Newcastle means QPR has lost seven of its last nine games in the Premier League.
- This run means that the home side has gone without a win for nearly two months, with the team's last three-point outing coming in the form of a victory over Stoke City back in November.
- Throughout former boss Neil Warnock’s reign, QPR was out of the relegation zone, but following Mark Hughes’ first game defeat last week, the Hoops have slipped into the bottom three.
- Rangers have the second worst home record in the Premier League, having secured just one win all season – against a nine-man Chelsea team. Only Bolton Wanderers have had worse results in their own backyard.
- Only Fulham has scored less goals away from home in the Premier League this season than Wigan Athletic, which has hit the net just eight times.
- Roberto Martinez's side has not won in six games in the Premier League since a 2-1 victory over West Brom on Dec. 10.
- Wigan and Rangers are the two lowest scoring teams in the Premier League, with 18 and 19 goals respectively.