Expectedly, QPR played a very tough clash last time out at home when they welcomed Blackburn and recorded a 1:0 victory.
After a goalless first part when both sides had several decent opportunities, it was the hosts that were able to be effective in the 54th minute over Barbet, but it had to be said that the visitors had complete control over the game, and it was truly unlucky for them of not scoring at least one.
QPR occupies the 17th position in the rankings, having only five points more than relegation placed Sheffield Wednesday.
The hosts will miss defender de Wijs (7/0), midfielders Amos (5/0), and Carroll (22/0) due to injuries. Forward Dykes (24/5) is doubtful.
Brentford ended their four matches winning streak in the Championship last Sunday afternoon when they suffered an unexpected home loss to Barnsley with a 0:2 result.
They risked from the very start, approached the clash more openly, and had the misfortune of conceding their first one early in the 13th minute. Even though the hosts did their best, they simply lacked the ideas on how to be more concrete at the finishing, and with another one scored by the guests at the beginning of the second part, it was clear that their appearance in this match wouldn’t bring them points.
Brentford is positioned at 2nd place in the general rankings, being only one point in deficit compared to the leaders from Norwich.
The guests keep missing injured central defender Jansson (14/0), midfielder Baptiste (1/0), forwards Marcondes (18/0), and Norgaard (4/0).
Two styles collide
It is clear that Brentford prefers an open match, with an accent on their front line, and I’m sure they’ll manage to break the opponents in this one. On the other side, they have an opponent that preferably stays in the back, and wait for the perfect chance via counters.
Opting for goals in this clash is seeming like a reasonable choice in my opinion, as even though the hosts are a less quality side, I am positive that they have the means to make this clash as interesting as it can get.