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Match Preview: Queens Park Rangers vs Brentford

All the info ahead of tonight's trip to the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium

28 October 2019

It's Derby Day in West London as we prepare to take on Queens Park Rangers at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium. We head to W12 off the back of a 3-0 victory over Swansea City while Rangers will go second with victory. Below you will find all the info ahead of a mouth-watering Sky Bet Championship affair.

MATCH FACTS

  • QPR have lost five of their last seven against us in all competitions (W1 D1 L5), but won this exact fixture last season 3-2 in November 2018.
  • We have scored at least twice in each of our last seven games against QPR in all competitions, most recently winning 3-0 at Griffin Park back in March.
  • QPR have won their last two home league London derbies - they've not won three such games in a row since April 1995 when they were in the Premier League.
  • We have scored six goals in our last three away league games (W2 D0 L1), as many as we had in our previous 12 on the road (W3 D2 L7).
  • This will be only Mark Warburton's second match in any competition against us, winning 4-3 with Nottingham Forest in August 2017.
  • Nahki Wells has scored seven goals in his 11 league games for QPR this season - the same number he scored in 40 appearances last term.

THE OPPOSITION

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One of the pre-season favourites for the drop, Queens Park Rangers have surprised many by occupying a Play-Off spot for much of the opening quarter of the season. 

With Parachute Payments from the Premier League now a thing of the past, Mark Warburton's first job was to further trim The R's bloated squad. Experienced professionals Jake Bidwell, Joel Lynch, Matt Smith, Luke Freeman, and Alex Baptiste were among 11 players to leave permanently with just five heading the other way. Geoff Cameron [Stoke City] and Marc Pugh [AFC Bournemouth] provided the experience alongside youngsters Dominic Ball [Rotherham United], Conor Masterson [Liverpool], and Dillon Barnes [Colchester United]. 

The final couple of weeks of the Transfer Window also saw Jordan Hugill [West Ham] and Nahki Wells [Burnley], pictured above, come in on loan with the pair forming a lethal partnership in the early weeks of the season. The duo have seven goals each to their name, with much sought-after Ebere Eze chipping in with six in the early stages of the campaign. 

Never one to abandon his attacking principles, every Sky Bet Championship game including Warburton's R's this term has seen at least 1.5 goals with the 3.86 average goals in each home game the third highest figure in the second tier. With Rangers heading into tonight's game having conceded at least twice in their last five matches, while we arrive with six goals in two games to our name, it promises to be an enthralling evening in W12. 

THE MANAGER

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A man well known to the Brentford faithful, Mark Warburton became QPR's eighth different manager in just over four years when he took charge in the summer.  

After a successful non-league career with the likes of Enfield Town and Boreham Wood, Warburton got into coaching in the early 2000's, combining Academy roles with his job as a trader. He spent a number of years at Watford, before joining The Bees as a coach alongside Nicky Forster in February 2011. He became Sporting Director that summer before returning to coaching, this time as Head Coach in December 2013. 

Six months later he led us to promotion as runners-up from Sky Bet League One and the following season saw a fifth-place finish in the second tier. Warburton moved to Rangers in the summer of 2015, spending two years north of the border. After winning both the Scottish Championship title and the Scottish Challenge Cup, he came back to England but lasted just nine months in charge of Nottingham Forest in 2017.  

TEAM NEWS

We will be without Sergi Canos and Nikos Karelis for tonight's encounter while Luka Racic and Mads Bech Sorensen are pushing for inclusion after returning to full fitness.

For QPR, joint-top scorer Jordan Hugill is suspended, Bright Osayi-Samuel his likely replacement. Luke Amos and Lee Wallace are back in contention but the game will come too early for Grant Hall. 

THOMAS' PRE-MATCH THOUGHTS

PRE-MATCH BUILD UP

🆚 Hot off the Press: Tony Incenzo looks ahead to tonight's action

Andy Woolmer takes charge in W12

LAST MEETING

TICKET INFO

Tickets will be available tonight in W12 from the away turnstiles.   

  Adults
(24-60)
Seniors
(over 60)
Young Persons
(18-23)*
Juniors
(U18)
Juniors
(U8)
School End Upper Tier Gold 
Restricted View
£37 £28 £28 £21 NA

*Supporters who buy U23 tickets must have proof of age.

HOW TO FOLLOW

iFollow Brentford will be live from 7.15pm with Mark Burridge, Mick Cabble and Ciaran Brett bringing you all the action as we look to make it nine Sky Bet Championship points in nine days. 

Click below to find out more about how you can follow the game wherever you are!

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Match Reports

Queens Park Rangers 1 Brentford 3

Your Queens Park Rangers v Brentford match report, powered by Utilita

28 October 2019

Ollie Watkins scored two more as Brentford picked up their third win in a week – and claimed West London bragging rights – by beating Queens Park Rangers. The striker headed in the opener in the first half and then sealed the win in stoppage time. In between, Saïd Benrahma lashed in a penalty to restore Brentford’s lead after QPR had levelled early in the second but The Bees deserved their win and 3-1 was not flattering.

Brentford had been in control for most of the first half, scoring once and creating almost all the good chances. But QPR started the second half quickly and Grant Hall headed in a corner to level it up. A penalty, hotly disputed by the home side, gave Brentford the chance to restore their lead and The Bees did not really look like giving it up. The different between the teams was shown as Brentford ruthlessly exploited the space afforded to grab a third while QPR tried a series of pot shots to no avail.

While the atmosphere around the stadium in the early exchanges was highly charged, the game started at a more sedate pace than might have been expected. Both teams were happy to maintain possession in their own half and while there were always attempts to look forward, there was a calmness among most of the players. Brentford had more of the ball in the first ten minutes but QPR had the first shot when Bright Osayi-Samuel darted in to space on the left and let fly but his effort was gathered low down by David Raya.

Much of the opening quarter of the contest was played in a congested central third of the pitch. Both teams started with a plethora of players looking to occupy the middle of the pitch and the ball was not on the flanks as much as either team would have liked. Bryan Mbeumo looked to provide the width on the right for The Bees while Osayi-Samuel did so on the QPR left but most of the play was in the midfield area. The tempo was, however, starting to rise and much of the first half was played at high pace.

Mbeumo was looking the man most likely to create something for Brentford and should have scored 16 minutes in. The home side failed to deal with the second phase of a corner and Josh Dasilva wriggled free in the centre of the pitch before threading a ball through to Mbeumo, he only had Liam Kelly to beat but the goalkeeper got down well to save the first time shot to his left. The ball looped up and Watkins met it, but his header lacked power and Kelly recovered to save.

Dasilva had a shot blocked for The Bees after good work by Watkins and Mbeumo and Benrahma curled a shot in to the arms of Kelly from 22 yards as Brentford pressed. But The Bees almost gave QPR a goal 18 minutes in when a poor Watkins pass put Kamohelo Mokotjo under too much pressure and he was robbed. Ilias Chair had most of the Brentford half to run in to and players in support, but he dragged a shot wide.

Midway through the half the goal Brentford had been threatening arrived, and in exactly the way it was being telegraphed. After Benrahma had created the initial space a delightful sleight of foot from Christian Nørgaard gave him space in midfield, Mbeumo waited for the ball and then delivered a cross for Watkins to head in. The Brentford striker got between the defenders and his powerful header beat Kelly to give The Bees the lead.

It could have been two when Benrahma, who was becoming increasingly influential, got away on the left but Mbeumo couldn’t convert the cross and Mokotjo was unable to get a shot away. Mbeumo was then unable to find Watkins in the penalty area after Dasilva burst through the midfield. QPR tried to respond after the goal and had the ball in attacking areas but Brentford defended well and there was nothing clear cut for the hosts.

The home side had switched their wide players late in the first half and seen Osayi-Samuel get a little more joy on the right while Ebere Eze had drifted in off the left to good effect without being able to create an opening. But Eze drew a foul early in the second half from Nørgaard that saw the Brantford man booked – surprisingly the first of the night given some of the challenges in the first half from the home side that saw no further punishment from referee Andy Woolmer – and QPR penned Brentford in. Osayi-Samuel won a free kick that was delivered by Eze and met by Nahki Wells, but Raya made a great save to his left. Seconds later, however, he was beaten.

The resulting corner was taken by Eze, Hall got free at the near post and powered a header past Raya and in to the net. The delivery was inch perfect and Hall’s team mates created him the space for him to arrive and plant an unstoppable header in to the net. Brentford tried to respond immediately with Benrahma curling a shot just past the far post after cutting inside and the game was starting to stretch.

As the volume and temperature rose around the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium, the pace of the game increased. Both teams looked to attack and there were mistakes as the game became more frantic. One of those mistakes in possession, gave Brentford their second goal. Eze was robbed by Henrik Dalsgaard after a series of increasingly erratic passes and Watkins was released in the inside right channel, his shot beat Kelly but was blocked by Toni Leistner, only for it to fall to Mbeumo. As Mbeumo attempted to wriggle free, Josh Scowen came in with a tackle and Mr Woolmer adjudged a foul had been committed. Benrahma lashed the penalty high to Kelly’s right and Brentford were back in front.

It could have been three moments later when a Watkins backheel put Benrahma away, his first touch took the ball perfectly for a low left foot shot but Kelly was equal to it and saved superbly. Raya saved from Eze at the other end after Dasilva had been robbed by Chair, but Kelly was still the busier goalkeeper. Benrahma almost created a third when he robbed Osayi-Samuel and darted away from him, the ball reached Mbeumo and although the first shot was blocked, the follow-up from Dasilva needed to be well saved again by Kelly.

A great run on the left by Ryan Manning could have created a second QPR goal when Rico Henry made a mess of a headed clearance and nodded it against Wells, but the striker could not react and Raya gathered. The Brentford goalkeeper was well positioned to save from Chair after more good work by Eze, but Kelly was working harder. When Dalsgaard nodded a deep free kick in to Watkins, the QPR goalkeeper made a superb stop low down to his left to stop after the Brentford striker had spun quickly and let fly.

As the minutes ticked down, QPR became more frantic. The home fans jeered their displeasure whenever the ball went backwards, and Brentford dealt the almost everything that was thrown forward. When The Bees failed to clear one long ball, Chair set up Eze but his shot was saved by Raya. And that gave Brentford a chance to wrap it up. Nørgaard, still full of running deep in stoppage time, burst through midfield and set Mathias Jensen away, the ball was squared, Watkins tapped in and Brentford had the win.

Queens Park Rangers: Kelly; Rangel, Hall, Leistner, Manning; Cameron (sub Mlakar 72 mins), Scowen; Eze, Chair, Osayi-Samuel; Wells

Subs (not used): Lumley, Kane, Wallace, Pugh, Amos, Ball

Brentford: Raya; Dalsgaard, Jansson, Jeanvier, Henry; Dasilva (sub Jensen 81 mins), Nørgaard, Mokotjo; Mbeumo (sub Valencia 75 mins), Watkins, Benrahma

Subs (not used): Daniels, Roerslev, Thompson, Pinnock, Žambůrek

Bookings: Nørgaard (46 mins) (third of season), Henry (57 mins) (second of season), Watkins (90 mins) (second of season)

Attendance: 15,562 (2,482 Bees fans)

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Ticket News

Tickets available on turnstiles tonight

Supporters can also collect their tickets from the ‘Tickets for Collection’ Kiosk this evening

28 October 2019

The Bees face Queens Park Rangers this evening and it’s not too late to get behind Thomas and the team as we seek a third Sky Bet Championship win in nine days at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium. Only gold restricted views Tickets will be available on turnstiles (cash only) from 6.15pm but all prices have increased by £5 from advance sale cost and junior under-eight rate will not be available.

Supporters can collect any pre-purchased tickets from the ‘Tickets for Collection’ Kiosk which is on South Africa Road between the Main Box Office and the Superstore.

Matchday Prices

Please note, normal prices apply to restricted sight line tickets. For these seats, you may not be able to see the goal line. Restricted view means there is a stanchion in view of one of the goals.  

  Adults
(24-60)
Seniors
(over 60)
Young Persons
(18-23)*
Juniors
(U18)
Juniors
(U8)
School End Upper Tier Gold 
Restricted View
£37 £28 £28 £21 NA

*Supporters who buy U23 tickets must have proof of age.

Travel Information

No coach for this game - you can visit tfl website to plan your trip to Loftus Road. 

Customer Charter

More information can be found online here.

Note: All tickets are subject to the Terms and Conditions of issue. The purchase of a ticket constitutes acceptance of these Terms and Conditions and acceptance of the Ground Regulations. Members discount does not apply to away games.

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