It was QPR who triumphed when they squared off with Swansea last season in the Championship on Boxing Day, but now the duo are in the Premier League, it is the opposite result that can be expected.
Swansea are a far better outfit on their own patch and this is backed up by the fact that all of their four Premier League wins thus far have come at the Liberty Stadium.
Part of the reason for this is because they have only conceded two goals at home, which shows the challenge QPR face just in scoring, let alone winning.
Swansea are 11/10 to pick up the victory, which would give them a notable cushion from the relegation places heading into the new year.
Their chances of success are boosted by the recent poor form of QPR, who have lost three on the bounce.
However, while Swansea are better at home, QPR have been most impressive on their travels, winning three times in away fixtures.
It is 5/2 that QPR take a valuable three points, while the draw that would effectively help neither in their respective quests for survival is available at 23/10.
Punters to have backed under 2.5 goals in all of Swansea’s games at the Liberty this season must already be bordering on being rich and this seems another tussle that will be short on goals.
Only Wigan have scored less than Swansea in the top flight this season, while QPR are hardly blessed with a host of common scorers.
Odds of 8/11 are on offer for under 2.5 goals and it is hard to suggest a reason that three goals are more will be scored.
In terms of the first goalscorer, the value may lie with Swansea’s Scott Sinclair at 15/2, especially as he has the added advantage of taking penalties.