QPR continued their unbeaten run in the EFL Championship with a 2-0 victory over Coventry City. This victory meant that QPR remain in 3rd position and only 4 teams have not lost a match in the league this season.
One of the main reasons for their success is the number of goals scored by the team. They have managed to score at an average rate of 2.2 goals per game and sit 3rd in the list of most goals scored in the season with 11 in total.
But is their XG rate as high as the number of goals that they have scored? The answer is, no. QPR’s XG rate is just 6.07 for 5 matches but they have managed to score almost the double amount of goals.
The main reason behind their success is the shot on target accuracy rate. QPR are ranked joint 4th for the number of shots attempted at goal with 56. Their accuracy rate is 2nd highest with 46.4% which means that 26 shots have been on target. 6 players have opened their scoring account this season with Scottish forward Lyndon Dykes finding the back of the net 4 times.
Statistics show that QPR has played on the front foot this season and is ranked very highly in both of the above-mentioned departments. A total of 340 attacking actions have been attempted, which is the second-best in the league.
Their accuracy just nears 50% and 165 times the team has been successful.
Another reason why QPR has been good at the front is their offensive duels win rate. Out of the 371 offensive duels contested, the team has won 53.1% of the duels. The players have shown dominance in winning the ball in attacking areas. These types of duels can lead to a counterattack or can put pressure on the opposition.
QPR’s attacking ability is well supported by the midfield players as well as the defenders. There have been 2,348 passes amongst the team members and there is high accuracy in passing when it comes to passes into the final third. QPR players have passed the ball well in opposition territory and this has resulted into constant pressure on the opposition. Most of the passes attempted by the team members are forward passes which means that the play is direct. This is combined with their offensive duels winning ability. These factors have been crucial for QPR and they are able to score more goals than their XG rate.