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Match Preview: Brentford vs Queens Park Rangers

All the info ahead of tomorrow's West London derby

10 January 2020

Griffin Park plays host to its final West London derby in the Sky Bet Championship on Saturday as Queens Park Rangers make the visit to TW8. On the back of six straight home wins, here's all the info ahead of tomorrow's game.

MATCH FACTS

  • We have won our last four home league games against QPR, winning 3-0 at Griffin Park last season. We have never won five consecutive home league fixtures against the R's.
  • QPR have won just one of their last seven league games against us (W1 D1 L5), winning 3-2 at home in November 2018.
  • We have lost just one of our last 11 league matches at Griffin Park (W7 D3 L1), winning the last five in a row. We last won six consecutive home league games in May 2014 (a run of seven), en route to winning promotion to the Championship.
  • QPR have won five away league matches in 2019-20 (W5 D1 L6) - as many as they had won in the entire 2018-19 campaign (W5 D6 L12).
  • Ebere Eze is the first QPR player aged 21 or under to reach 10+ league goals in a season since Adel Taarabt in 2010-11.
  • Ollie Watkins has been directly involved in eight goals in his last eight Championship games (six goals, two assists).

THE OPPOSITION

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If you have wanted to see goals this season, then you could have done far worse than follow Queens Park Rangers' Sky Bet Championship campaign. 

The Rs opening 26 league games have produced as astounding 92 goals at well over 3.5 goals a game. Only West Bromwich Albion have scored more league goals than Mark Warburton's side but, on the flip side, only the bottom two of Barnsley and Luton Town have conceded more. It is that defensive fragility which means QPR go into tomorrow's game 15th in the second tier. 

In Ebere Eze and Bright Osayi-Samuel QPR have two of the EFL's most talked about youngsters. Eze has ten goals to his name in the second tier this term, one behind QPR's leading marksman, Nahki Wells (pictured above), while Osayi-Samuel has four goals and just as many assists from his 18 league outings this term. 

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 oversaw 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 tomorrow's encounter with Halil Dervisoglu in line to make his Championship debut at some stage and become our 1000th player to play in an EFL game.

For QPR, former Bee Yoann Barbet continues to be sidelined with an injury picked up back in October. 

THOMAS' PRE-MATCH THOUGHTS

PRE-MATCH BUILD UP

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

⚖ John Brooks to take charge at Griffin Park

LAST MEETING

TICKET INFO

Saturday's game is a sell out! However, the Ticket Exchange is open to pick up any seats returned by Season Ticket Holders unable to make the game.

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HOW TO FOLLOW

iFollow Brentford will be live from 12 noon with Mark Burridge, Marcus Gayle, and Mick Cabble bringing you all the action as we look to make it seven straight home wins in all competitions.  

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

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iFollow | International (other countries worldwide)

Due to broadcast regulations, this game will not be available to watch for international iFollow subscribers.

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