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Brentford v QPR - Match Preview

Brentford
vs.
QPR

Griffin Park

22/04/2017

15:00

Brentford haven`t won successive league games against rivals QPR since August 1965 (a run of three wins).

QPR have lost just two of their last 10 league meetings with Brentford (W4 D4), although both defeats have come in the last three games.

The Bees have scored more goals than any other Championship team in 2017 (41 in 19 games).

No player has been involved in more Championship goals than Lasse Vibe in 2017 (16 - 12 goals, 4 assists; level with Chris Wood).

Ian Holloway has never lost an away match at Griffin Park as a manager (W4 D3), although this will be his first trip there since February 2004. One of only two occasions Holloway has seen one of his sides notch six goals away from home came against Brentford in August 2000 when he was Bristol Rovers manager (a 6-2 win).

QPR have kept only two clean sheets in their last 30 league games.

QPR have lost their last five league matches in a row, all by a single-goal margin.

The R`s have won only one of their last eight away league games (D2 L5).

Brentford Team News:

Dean Smith has no fresh injury concerns ahead of the game.

Possible line up:

BENTLEY

CLARKE - DEAN - BARBET - HENRY

WOODS - MCCORMACK

JOTA - SAWYERS - CANOS

VIBE


Player to watch: -

QPR Team News:

Nedum Onuoha is closing on a return from concussion, while fellow centre-half Grant Hall is also in contention after injury.

Possible line up:

SMITHIES

PERCH - ONUOHA - LYNCH - BIDWELL

MANNING - HALL - LUONGO

WSZOLEK - SMITH - FREEMAN


Player to watch: -

Match Facts & Stats

HEAD 2 HEAD

Brentford: 23
QPR : 22
Draws: 23

BR>
LAST TIME OUT

Championship - 28/10/16
Loftus Road

QPR 0
Brentford 2 (Clarke, Sawyers)

Team: Smithies, Onuoha, Robinson (Wszolek), Caulker, Perch, Borysiuk (Gladwin), Cousins, Chery, Luongo, Washington (Polter), Sylla.

Attendance: 16,888

Ref Watch:

Referee: James Adcock
Assistants: Adam Matthews and Darren Blunden
Fourth Official: Tim Robinson

James Adcock is the match official for Saturday`s clash with the Bees. This season, Adcock issued 83 yellow cards and 2 red cards in 26 games.

Match Prediction:


1-0 Brentford win

Next Fixture

Who: Nottm Forest
Where: Loftus Road
When: 29/04/2017


Writer:JackSupple
Date:Friday April 21 2017
Time: 12:07PM

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