Queens Park Rangers made a decent start to the season by winning ten matches, drawing four, and losing ten matches. They collected 34 points in the first 23 games of the season. The team was heading towards safety in the EFL Championship 2022–23. However, things have not gone in their favour in the last 12 matches, and the team is winless in their last 12 matches. They have drawn five and lost seven matches. These results have pushed them down in the league standings, and the team is close to relegation. The defence and the attack have let the team down. We now look at some of the stats from the last 12 games that show Queens Park Rangers’ struggles.
Failures to convert chances
Queens Park Rangers average 30.14 positional attacks and 1.77 counterattacks per match this season. Overall, the team takes 11.69 shots and has an accuracy rate of 32.2%. From these shots, they have scored 36 goals with an average xG rate of 1.3.
In the last 12 matches, the team has scored nine goals. The above xG map shows all the attempts taken by the team in the last 12 matches. Queens Park Rangers have attempted 123 shots and average just above ten shots per match. Their accuracy rate has gone down to 26.01% in these matches. The above map shows that QPR players have missed most of their chances from inside the penalty box. They have been off target, and that hasn’t helped their cause in this poor run.
The shot assist map also shows the same. QPR players have delivered plenty of shot assists in the last 12 matches, but only three have been converted. A lot of these passes have been delivered in dangerous areas, but these passes haven’t gotten the finish that they deserved. The manager will hope that his side will be more clinical with their finishing in the coming matches.
Struggles to keep the ball out
Queens Park Rangers’ defence has been leaky this season. They have conceded 52 goals in the current season. In the last 12 matches, the team has conceded 25 goals and averages just above two goals per match.
In this poor run of results, QPR conceded three goals each against Rotherham United, Blackburn Rovers, Middlesbrough, Sunderland, Hull City, and Luton Town. Of these six teams, two were struggling alongside them.
The above defensive territory chart shows that QPR have conceded two penalties. They have committed silly fouls all over the field and taken 27 bookings in the period. These defensive errors have also contributed to their poor run in the EFL Championship.
Due to this poor run, the odds rate for Queens Park Rangers will raise. Their inability to score goals and concede more than two per match will surely have an effect on the over lines rate.
Queens Park Rangers are seven points clear from the relegation zone. They are on a poor run and could slip down if the run doesn’t end. The EFL Championship will get interesting towards the end of the season. Some teams are fighting for promotion, while others want to stay in the league. QPR needs to up their game in order to survive.
Visuals via TFA data viz engine