QPR vs Millwall
20th January 2024
Loftus Road Stadium
The most comprehensive preview, detailed analysis and reliable predictions of the EFL Championship fixture between QPR and Millwall.
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QPR form analysis
Queens Park Rangers’ recent form has been poor, with one win and four losses from their past five Championship games. This disappointing run started with a narrow 1-0 home loss to promotion chasers Southampton on December 23rd, undone by Taylor Harwood-Bellis’ first half goal. Things got worse on Boxing Day as QPR suffered a 2-0 defeat away at Millwall, outplayed throughout as their attacking struggles resurfaced. A drab goalless away draw with Ipswich Town provided little festive cheer on December 30th either.
The new year opened with more frustration as, despite Patrick Smyth’s equalizer, Cardiff City left Loftus Road with a 2-1 win on January 1st. Most recently, QPR put up a fight but ultimately fell 2-1 at home to Watford on January 14th, raising pressure on the manager. With a growing inability to create chances and find the net, QPR’s form has nosedived. Leaving them in the relegation zone. Boosting their attacking output is crucial to turning results around.
Millwall form analysis
Millwall’s recent Championship form has been reasonably solid. Two wins, two clean sheets and a narrow defeat from their past five matches. This steady run began with a goalless home draw against Stoke on December 23rd. Things improved on Boxing Day as Millwall claimed a vital 2-0 home win over struggling QPR thanks to goals from Tom Bradshaw and Mason Wallace. They made it back-to-back wins three days later, edging Norwich City 1-0 courtesy of another Bradshaw strike.
The New Year opened frustratingly however as despite dominating, Millwall could only muster a 1-0 victory away at Bristol City through Scott Malone’s stoppage time winner, signs their attacking form still lacks sharpness. This cost them recently as despite Jake Brankley’s early goal, improved Middlesbrough struck back to win 3-1 away from home on January 13th. Based on these results against varying opposition, Millwall’s resilient defense has provided consistency but their blunt attack remains a concern in tight contests.