ASTON VILLA VS QPR PREVIEW & PREDICTION
Aston Villa and Queens Park Rangers meet at Villa Park, in a match for the 35th round of the Championship. In the last head-to-head for this edition of the league, played on 18-11-2017, Aston Villa won away by (1-2). The history of direct confrontations disputed in this stadium is favorable to the home team, which in the last 3 matches won 2 and tied 1. Indeed, the last time these two teams played a match in this stadium, on 04-04- 2017, for the Championship, Aston Villa won by (1-0). J. Kodjia (5 ‘and 5’) scored the goals for Aston Villa. the Queens Park Rangers presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor, so in this game the home factor may be decisive.
The home team is currently in the 3 rd position, with 63 points won, after 18 wins, 9 draws and 7 losses. In the penultimate match, they tied in a home match against Preston North End, by (1-1). In the last match, they won in an away match against Sheffield Wednesday, by (2-4). This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 8 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses in away matches, with 21 goals scored and 13 conceded; against 9 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses at their stadium, with 27 goals scored and 16 conceded. For the league, Aston Villa won 21 points out of 30 possible points, after 6 wins, 3 draws and 1 loss in the last 10 home matches.
For this competition, he does not lose in his stadium 9 games ago. In their home league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 1-0 (6 out of 17 matches). Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 34 matches in this competition, they only got 2 comebacks in the 12 games in which they suffered the first goal.
The Aston Villa enters this game motivated, after a triumph outsider, by 2-4, in the visit to the land of Sheffield Wednesday: Grabban, Whelan, Hourihane and Snodgrass marked the goals of the victory. The home team usually acts in a 4-4-2, favoring a faster style of play, of constant offensive transitions. The two arrows pointing to the rival’s goal will be Hogan and Grabban. It is possible that Snodgrass, Whelan, Onomah and Hourihane act in the most central area of the terrain. The technician Steve Bruce will not be able to count on Jonathan Kodjia, to be injured.
Queens Park Rangers:
The away team is currently in the 16 th position of the league, with 39 points won, after 10 wins, 9 draws and 15 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against Sheffield United, by (2-1). In the last match, they lost in a home match against Nottingham Forest, by (2-5). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 2 wins, 4 draws and 9 losses in away matches; against 5 wins, 4 draws and 6 losses at their stadium. In the last 10 away league matches Queens Park Rangers has a record of 2 wins, 1 draw and 7 losses, so they have won 7 points out of 30 possible. The team has conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 matches, so they have not displayed great defensive solidity, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 34 matches in this tournament, they had their first goal 18 times and only managed 2 comebacks.
The Queens Park Rangers enter this unmotivated performance, after a home defeat, by 2-5, at the reception to Nottingham Forest. Contrary to the rival of this round, the Queens Park Rangers usually acts in a 5-3-2, in which the two most advanced players are Smyth and Smith. The visiting club, when it invests in the offensive process, usually does so through the left flank, taking advantage of the depth offered by the Bidwell side. The technician of the foreigners must have all the staff at their disposal.
PREDICTION: Aston Villa to win @ 1.65