Queens Park Rangers will play host to Burnley in the EFL Championship. Burnley leads the league table by three points, with QPR in sixth place. The hosts will look to return to winning ways after a three-match losing streak before the international break.
Queens Park Rangers have a record of nine wins, four draws, and eight losses. They have gone on to score 26 goals and concede 24 in return. The team averages 1.38 xG and 1.29 xGA per match. One of the concerns for the manager will be the composition of the team. They are winless in their last five matches and have only collected one point in these matches.
Burnley are on a good run of form this season with 11 wins, eight draws, and two losses. They have scored the most goals (40) and conceded 23. The team averages 1.42 xG and 1.22 xGA per match. Vincent Kompany’s men won their previous match and will look to make it two wins in a row.
We now look at some of the stats that could predict the outcome of the match.
How have the teams performed so far?
QPR have made a decent start to the season. The team is ranked decently when they have the ball in hand. In the attacking department, the team has a high percentile rank for shot attempts and xG. One of the areas where the team lacks is in recovering the ball.
Burnley, on the other hand, have enjoyed great success in the league this season. Their passing stats have been excellent, and the team has an average possession rate of 64.16% this season. When it comes to scoring goals, the team is ranked at the top. Burnley have been one of the best teams in the league so far.
High efficiency in attack
Both teams have performed well on the attacking side. They have high efficiency in positional attacks and counterattacks. Queens Park Rangers average 31.19 positional attacks and 1.95 counterattacks. QPR is more effective on the counters. Burnley, on the other hand, averages 30.33 positional attacks and 1.62 counterattacks per match.
The home team takes 12.67 shots per match and has an accuracy rate of 34.6%. Burnley takes 12.05 shots per match and have an accuracy rate of 40.7%. These two teams will look to trouble the defence and break the deadlock early in the match.
The defence of these teams will have a busy day in the office. QPR allows the opposition to take 10.29 shots per match, and the opposition teams have an accuracy rate of 31.5%. The above viz shows the home team has blocked 69 shots this season, with most of the blocks coming inside the penalty box. They will have to do the same against an attacking Burnley side.
Burnley have allowed the opposition to take 9.05 shots per match, and they have an accuracy rate of 39.4%. The Clarets have leaked more than one goal per match this season. The players have made 48 crucial blocks this season, and a few of them were made just outside the 6-yard box. They will have to be at their best and look to extend their lead.
Ilias Chair will be the main threat to Burnley’s goal in this match. He has three goals and six assists to his name this season. The above viz shows the shot-assist map of the player. He is active on set-piece duties and has provided an assist from the corner. The other four assists in the above viz have come from different areas, with most of the passes ending on the edge of the six-yard box. He will look to show his creative side in this match.
Jay Rodriguez is in the form of his life and is looking to take Burnley back to the Premier League. The striker has already scored nine goals this season, with two coming from the penalty spot. Jay Rodriguez has scored seven goals from just around the six-yard box. This shows his positioning on the field, and he will look to make his mark in this game.
Tyler Robers is likely to miss the match for the home team. Ilais Chair is also on Jay Rodriguez remains a doubt for this match for Burnley.
Burnley will look to extend their lead at the top of the table when they face QPR away from home. QPR will look to break the heart of Burnley and rise up in the league table. This is one of the biggest matches of the weekend.
Visuals via TFA data viz engine