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The Championship match at The Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium on Saturday sees home side QPR playing against Watford.
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Queens Park Rangers
QPR will be wanting a better result here after a 3-1 Championship loss in their previous game against Blackburn Rovers.
In that game, Queens Park Rangers managed 49% possession and 11 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Queens Park Rangers was Lyndon Dykes (61'). For their opponents, Blackburn Rovers had 17 attempts at goal with 9 on target. Ben Brereton (50') and Adam Armstrong (73', 96') scored for Blackburn Rovers.
Mark Warburton's Queens Park Rangers have managed to score 5 times in their last half-dozen outings. The number of goals that have been scored against them in those same games amounts to 10.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Queens Park Rangers:
- haven't lost in the league to Watford in their previous 3 matches.
- have not been beaten in their last 2 league matches at home.
Watford will go into the match following a 3-2 Championship win with the eclipse of Coventry City in their previous fixture.
In that match, Watford had 52% possession and 12 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. For Watford, the goalscorers were Andre Gray (53'), William Ekong (66') and Ismaïla Sarr (83'). For their opponents, Coventry City had 13 shots at goal with 3 on target. Gustavo Hamer (63') and Tyler Walker (64') scored for Coventry City.
Watford have regularly broken through opposing defences in the lead-up to this encounter, scoring 11 times in their last 6 matches. This doesn’t mask the fact that The Hornets have had their own issues at the back, also conceding in 6 of those same clashes. Even so, it remains to be seen if the trend will be maintained in this next match.
Heading into this contest, Watford are without an away win for the past 2 league matches.
Head to head
A look at their most recent head-to-head meetings dating back to 20/04/2010 shows that QPR have won 3 of these games & Watford 2, with the number of draws standing at 1.
An aggregate of 11 goals were yielded between them in this period, with 6 of them for The R's and 5 being from The Hornets. That’s an average goals per game figure of 1.83.
Team News: QPR
George Thomas (Thigh Problems), Charlie Owens (Knee Surgery) and Luke Amos (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) are unavailable for QPR gaffer Mark Warburton.
Team News: Watford
Watford boss Vladimir Ivić has to choose from a squad that has some fitness concerns. Stipe Perica (Arm Injury), Adam Masina (Tendon crack), Isaac Success (Achilles tendon rupture) and Tom Dele-Bashiru (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) will miss out on this game. Filip Stuparevic will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
We’ve got the feeling that QPR will have to perform well to be putting a goal past this Watford team who we think might end up scoring and possibly keep a clean sheet as well.
We’re therefore expecting a very even match with a 0-1 winning score for Watford at the end of this game.
Let’s see how this one goes.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: The Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium (18,439)
Captain: Yoann Barbet
Chairman: Amit Bhatia
Manager: Mark Warburton
Competitions: Championship position 18
🔑 Key Man: Macauley Bonne
Generally deployed in the Striker position, Macauley Bonne was born in Ipswich, England. After making a first senior appearance for Colchester United in the 2013 - 2014 season, the dangerous Forward has contributed 2 league goals in the Championship 2020 - 2021 season so far from a total of 8 appearances.