please log in to view this image Aston Villa vs QPR 1st January 2019 3PM Villa Park, Birmingham please log in to view this image Previous meetings; Surprised to see we are actually winning in the 'games won' stat: v Aston Villa Games won: 25 Games drawn: 13 Games lost: 21 Ones to remember; 05 Sep 1967 Queens Park Rangers v Aston Villa W 3-0 League Division Two 23 Sep 1989 Aston Villa v Queens Park Rangers W 1-3 League Division One 13 Mar 2018 Aston Villa v Queens Park Rangers W 1-3 League Championship Ones to forget; 22 Feb 1977 Aston Villa v Queens Park Rangers L 3-0 League Cup 27 Apr 1985 Aston Villa v Queens Park Rangers L 5-2 League Division One 14 Aug 1993 Aston Villa v Queens Park Rangers L 4-1 Premier League Players who have played for both: Jimmy Stephenson; 1913–1921 Aston Villa 31 (2) 1927–1928 Queens Park Rangers 18 (0) Peter Crouch; 2000–2001 Queens Park Rangers 42 (10) 2002–2004 Aston Villa 37 (6) Wayne Routledge; 2008–2009 Aston Villa 2 (0) 2009–2010 Queens Park Rangers 44 (3) Travel; 1 h 59 min (120.2 mi) via M40 2 h 37 min on the underground from Shepherds Bush Market to Euston Square then Virgin Train from Euston to Birmingham New Street. Local train from there to Aston, then a 15 minute walk. 10 h 39 min (128.5 mi) via National Cycle Rte 6 QUEENS PARK RANGERS first mission of 2019 is to try and still be ahead of our opponents come 5:00 pm on Tuesday evening. The R’s are one place and one point in front of Aston Villa in the league as both teams are situated just outside the play-off positions. QPR began 2018 with a victory over Cardiff City and will be hoping for the same tomorrow afternoon, although come across a Villa side on the march. The West Midlands outfit had a slow start to the season, which resulted in the departure of former manager Steve Bruce. Lifelong Villa fan Dean Smith took over from Brentford and has so far done a fine job, although he will be well aware that reaching the playoffs will be the minimum that’s expected from a demanding Aston Villa fanbase. In truth, Villa are a Premier League outfit, with a wonderful stadium and decorated history but they have not enjoyed the best of times during the last three years. However, Smith seems to have reunited the fans and their passion for the club and his attractive style of football has already caught the eye this season. But QPR will be going into this one with confidence, having beaten the Villains in both recent fixtures and enjoying a better Head to Head record. With both teams competing so high up the table it should be a high-quality game to kick-start the new year.