Fulham and Queens Park Rangers measure forces at Craven Cottage, in a match for the 17th round of the Championship. In this stage, the history of direct confrontations indicates total balance between these two teams, as there was 1 draw and 1 victory for each team in the last 3 games. In fact, the last time these two teams played a match at this stadium was on 17‑03-2018, for the Championship, which ended in a draw for (2-2). The goals of the match were scored by T. Cairney (32 ‘) and Lucas Piazon (45’), for Fulham, and M. Luongo (45 ‘) and P. Wszołek (81’), for Queens Park Rangers. In this match the home factor may be decisive, since the Queens Park Rangers presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor.
The home team is currently in 7th position, with 26 points won, after 7 wins, 5 draws and 4 losses. In the penultimate match, he lost at home against Hull City by (0‑3). In the last game, he won out against Birmingham City by (0-1). This is a team that presents similar results at home and abroad, so it is not usually affected by the home factor, since in the last 30 matches it records 4 wins, 4 draws and 7 losses as a visitor; against 7 wins, 2 draws and 6 losses in his stadium. In his last 8 home games for the championship Fulham won 4, drew 2 and lost 2, so he won 14 points in 24 possible. In their home league games the most frequent final result at the break was 0-1 (3 in 8 games). His defense has not been very solid, since he suffered goals in 7 of the last 10 games, but his attack has scored regularly, since he scored goals in 7 of the last 10 games for this competition. There is a tendency to have goals in their home matches, since 8 of the last 8 matches he played for this competition have ended with Over 1.5 goals. In 16 games in this competition, he never got the comeback in the 6 games in which he suffered the first goal. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 10 home matches for all competitions: he suffered 4 of his 11 goals between minutes (46′ ‑ 60 ‘).
Fulham comes to this game with a 0-1 victory against Birmingham, returning to the wins after two consecutive days without a victory in this competition: the team’s only goal was scored by Mitrovic. Playing at home, coach Scott Parker must act on the attack from the first minutes, also taking advantage of the weaknesses of the opponent. Aleksandar Mitrovic is one of the most dangerous players in the attack front, being one of Fulham’s top scorers, with 12 goals scored. Out of this game due to injury is Joe Bryan.
Queens Park Rangers :
After 7 wins, 3 draws and 6 losses, the visiting team is currently in 10th position, with 24 points won. In their last game, they drew with Middlesbrough at home by (2-2), after in the previous match they lost out, in a match against Leeds United, by (2‑0). This is a team that curiously has been stronger outside than at home, since in the last 30 games it records 6 wins, 2 draws and 7 losses as a visitor; against 4 wins, 4 draws and 7 losses in his stadium. For the championship, the Queens Park Rangers conquered 12 points in 21 possible, after 4 wins and 3 losses in the last 7 games he played as a visitor. In their home matches there are some frequent results: at the 1-0 break (3 in 7 games) and at the end of the 1-2 match (3 in 7 games). The team has not been very strong defensively, since it has always suffered goals in the last 10 games, but its attack has scored regularly, since it scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 16 games in this competition, he only got 3 comebacks in the 11 games in which he suffered the first goal.
The QPR comes to this game after a 2×2 draw at home with Middlesbrough, adding their fourth consecutive day without a victory in this second English division: Howson (own goal) and Wells scored the goals. In this match against Fulham, coach Mark Warburton must play in the usual 5-3-2, with Wells and Chair as the offensive references of the visiting team. On the other hand, Wells is the best gunner of this team, with 8 goals scored. All players are available for this game.