Match Pack: Queens Park Rangers v Watford

By: Watford FC Staff

Match Info

  • Queens Park Rangers v Watford
  • Sky Bet Championship
  • Loftus Road
  • Saturday March 11, 3pm KO
  • Yellow home kit


  • Referee: James Linington
  • Assistants: Matthew Jones and Andrew Aylott
  • Fourth Official: Craig Hicks

Designated Away Pubs

With nearly 3,000 Watford supporters set to attend this weekend’s match, two local pubs have been designated for Hornets fans:

  • Belushis, 13-15 Shepherds Bush Green, London, W12 8PH (Opens at 11am on a Saturday).
  • Sindercombe Social, 2 Goldhawk Road, London, W12 8QD (Opens at 12noon on a Saturday).


Parting ways with Head Coach Neil Critchley last month and appointing long-standing Wycombe Wanderers boss and former Rs midfielder Gareth Ainsworth, Queens Park Rangers have suffered a turn in fortunes since their August victory over the Hornets, and have lost their last five games.

Looking to end a winless run of nine at Loftus Road, Ainsworth’s side currently sit 20th, seven points clear of the relegation zone.

Key Stats

  • Queens Park Rangers are looking to complete a league double over Watford for the first time since the 1986/87 top-flight campaign, following a 3-2 win in the reverse fixture.

  • Both Watford and QPR have scored in each of their last four league meetings - only in February 1929 (seven games), May 1963 (five games) and December 2007 (five games) have there been longer such runs in this fixture in the Football League.

  • The Rs are winless in their last nine league games at Loftus Road, losing each of their last three and conceding 19 goals during that run (2.1 per game).

For a full statistical breakdown, check out Stats Buzz: Queens Park Rangers In Numbers.

Team News

João Ferreira and Jeremy Ngakia will travel with the Watford squad but left-back Hassane Kamara, who continues to progress in his recovery from a hamstring injury, will miss out. Click HERE for more.

Forward Sinclair Armstrong may be in line for a return to action for the hosts, but the injury list contains Chris Willock, Ethan Laird, Ilias Chair, Jake Clarke-Salter, Tyler Roberts and Leon Balogun.

What Are They Saying?

Chris Wilder, Watford Head Coach:

“If we can get out of the traps quickly on Saturday that’ll be great. I believe we’re taking about 3,000 supporters, and they’ll be expecting a performance just as much as I will.”

Gareth Ainsworth, Queens Park Rangers Head Coach:

“Watford is always a tough test. Chris Wilder is in charge now, and we have to be adaptable.

“I’ve had many battles with Chris over the years. He’s a fantastic manager who has proved it in the Premier League.

“I’m sure it will be another battle on Saturday.”



Won: 33
Drawn: 31
Lost: 52

Last Six:

August 2022: Watford 2-3 QPR (Championship)
February 2021: Watford 1-2 QPR (Championship)
November 2020: QPR 1-1 Watford (Championship)
February 2019: QPR 0-1 Watford (FA Cup)
April 2014: QPR 2-1 Watford (Championship)
December 2013: Watford 0-0 QPR (Championship)

Golden Flashback

The Hornets advanced to the quarter-finals of the FA Cup in 2018/19, as Étienne Capoue fired home the winner in first-half stoppage time.

Follow Live!

Domestic and overseas supporters can access live coverage of Queens Park Rangers v Watford, via the Hornets’ Hive Live streaming service with Jon Marks and Tommy Mooney.

Click HERE for more information on how to follow the enticing clash.

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