Newcastle United and Queens Park Rangers meet at St. James’ Park in a match for the 29th round of the Championship. Newcastle United won out by (0-6) the last time they faced each other in this edition of the league, on 09-13-2016. The record of recent direct matches favors the home team, who in the last 4 games won 3 and lost 1. The home / away condition deserves special attention, since although this is a game between 2nd and 17th of the overall standings, it is actually A confrontation between the 7th place in home games and the 12th as a visitor.
Newcastle United Analysis
The home team is currently in 2nd place with 58 points, after 19 wins, 1 draw and 7 losses. In the penultimate game, he won out against Brentford by (1-2). In the latter, they won at home against Rotherham by (4-0). This is a team that normally achieves more positive results as a visitor than at home, having won 31 points with 24 goals scored and 8 conceded, and 27 points at home with 30 goals scored and 13 goals conceded. In the last game that disputed, for the FA Cup, lost with Oxford outside by (3-0). In the last 10 home games for the league Newcastle United have 7 wins and 3 losses, so they have 21 points out of 30. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point as he has conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 games but his attack has regularly scored as he has scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their home games there is a tendency to score goals, as 9 of their last 13 matches for this competition have finished with over 2.5 goals. This is a team that does not usually feel difficult to open the scoring: it scored the first goal in 21 of the last 27 matches for Championship, of those 21 reached the interval in advantage in 16 and managed to maintain the advantage until the end of the game in 19. In 27 games played in this competition, he has never managed to score the score in the 6 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Newcastle start for this very confident day, as they are in second place in the league and in the last game they added a great victory over Rotherham. Undoubtedly the main goal of the home team is to return to the English first division, ie to do so needs to score points at home. The pupils of Rafael Benítez present several qualities in their style of game, both in the offensive process and in the defensive. However, it is important to note that the Spanish coach can not count on his big star due to injury: striker Dwight Gayle is the great scorer of this championship with 20 goals scored. In addition to this player, Anita, Aarons and Colback are injured, in addition to Christian Atsu who continues to dispute CAN.
Review of Queens Park Rangers
The visiting team faces Newcastle United in a 29 game loss after 9 wins, 6 draws and 13 defeats in the league matches so far. This is a team that normally achieves more positive results as a visitor than at home, having won 17 points and 16 at home with 14 goals scored and 22 goals conceded at home against 13 goals scored and 17 conceded. The last visiting game for this competition ended with a win (0-1) against Reading. In the last 10 away games for the championship Queens Park Rangers has recorded 3 wins, 2 draws and 5 losses, which has earned 11 points out of 30. In the matches played out for the championship, the most frequent result at the end of the first 45 ‘was 1-0, which occurred in 7 of his 15 matches. The team conceded goals to their opponents in 9 of the last 10 games for this competition, so they have not been very strong defensively. In 28 games in this event, he suffered the first goal 16 times and never managed to come back to the result. In the last 13 away games for this competition there is a period that stands out: scored 6 of his 13 goals in the minutes (76’-90 ‘).
After losing ground, Queens Park Rangers have consistently missed access to the English Premier League, and this year they must once again fight to stay in this competition: at this point the visiting team has 8 points more than Wigan, the first Relegation zone team. Despite the poor results, the team led by Ian Holloway owns great quality on the counterattack and on the offensive offsets, but he misses a lot in the finals. Yet we note that the 40 Idrissa Sylla jersey is Queens Park Rangers finest finisher with 6 goals scored. Out of this game due to physical problems are Perch, Robinson, Hall, Caulker and Cousins.