Bristol City are on a hot run of form at the moment in the Championship. They will be looking to extend their big winning streak even further as they welcome QPR to Ashton Gate. Things are not going as well for Rangers who are on a four-match losing streak. Read our Bristol City v QPR betting tips for more.
Bristol City 4/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on February 10th, 2019 at 11:44 p.m.)
Bristol City are on a big six-match winning streak in the Championship having collected a win at Blackburn on the weekend. Five of their last six wins have all been with a clean sheet as well, conceding just one goal in that sequence. Overall on home soil this season in the Championship, Bristol City are at W6 D5 L4. Bristol City are actually unbeaten in their last 12 league games so it has been highly impressive from them.
They have averaged under a goal per game against them at home, where they are on a three-match winning streak. The Robins are unbeaten in their last six at Ashton Gate (W3 D3). Just 27% of Bristol City’s home games have gone over 2.5 goals. Four of their six home wins have been by a one-goal margin only. Currently, Bristol City have scored in each of their last 12 league games home and away combined. There is a big half-time trend with them at home as they have been level of the break in 10 of their 15 league home games. Middlesbrough are the only side to have a better defensive record in the division than Bristol City.
The Robins rolled out a big 3-0 win at Loftus Road earlier this season
Bristol City are unbeaten in four Championship games against QPR (W3 D1)
QPR are winless in eight trips to Bristol City
Both teams have scored in just two of the last six meetings
QPR lost at home against Birmingham on the weekend, which has left them in a bit of desperate form. QPR are on a four-match losing streak in the division and in that sequence of games they have conceded a total of 11 goals. They are without a clean sheet in their last five league fixtures. Away from home, this season in the Championship QPR are at W4 D4 L7. Three of the four wins that they have taken on the road have been against the current bottom three of the Reading, Bolton and Ipswich.
QPR have averaged exactly one goal per game away from home this season and five of the seven away losses that they have recorded have been by a one-goal margin. QPR have been level at half-time in eight of their 15 away games. QPR have conceded a least two goals in each of their last three league fixtures. They have conceded 62% of their away goals this season in the second half fixtures.
It has to be the home win which gets backed for this one as Bristol City are in such tremendous form at the moment. QPR have just badly lost their way so it is the straight out home win for our prediction.
11th February 2019 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
It is back to full focus on the Championship campaign now for Bristol City after their great EFL Cup exploits. Their cup run came to an end in midweek against Manchester City and now the Robins have to find a way to get their league form going again. QPR haven’t had a lot of cheer this season, struggling down in the bottom half of the table. Bristol City are 5/6 with William Hill to get the win, with the draw at 5/2 and QPR are at 10/3* (Betting Odds taken on January 25th, 2018 at 10:42 p.m.)
The Robins can now get their heads down and concentrate on getting their promotion challenge going again. They were going great guns up until right at the end of the year when a loss at home against league leaders Wolves on December 30th sparked a run of four winless league matches for them (D1 L3). They are hanging on to third place at the moment heading into the weekend but really need some positive momentum now that their distraction of the League Cup is done and dusted. Bristol City have gone W7 D3 L4 at home this season and in their last six at Ashton Gate they have produced a W3 L3 record, losing their last two there back to back. Each of their last three home defeats have been by a one goal margin only. They have returned an average of 1.4 goals per game at home this season in the league conceding an average of one per game. Even though their defence has been through it a bit lately, a both teams not to score wager with William Hill at even money* (Betting Odds taken on January 25th, 2018 at 10:42 p.m.) looks the way to go.
The two of these played out a 1-1 draw earlier in the season and things have been pretty tight between them over the last few seasons. From their last five clashes in the Championship, Bristol City are W1 D2 L2 against QPR. However, they are unbeaten in their last seven at Ashton Gate against Rangers. Four of the last five games between them have gone under 2.5 goals so that’s a good place to look for this game. Bristol City just needs to get their confidence and belief back and their goals against Man City in the second leg of their EFL Cup semi final on Tuesday will do just that. Bobby Reid is the main option for them in the anytime goalscorer market for the game and he is on twelve league goals for the season. Bristol City conceded at least one goal in 71% of their home matches so until they tighten up a bit back there, they will remain just a little vulnerable.
QPR have taken just the three wins in their last thirteen league games, but two of those have been in their last three games, including a great recent success at the turn of the new year against Cardiff. They have also only lost one of their last four out on the road to with a W2 D1 L1 sequence going. So there have been more positives from them lately. But if you look at the big picture of their overall away form this season then it is pretty poor. They are just W2 D5 L7 on their travels this season and they have failed to hit the back of the net in five of their last seven road games. So they are there for the taking and may struggle going forward. Rangers have only scored the twelve goals in their fourteen games out on the road this season and just 36% of their away games have managed to produce three or more goals in them. So again, this has the making of a low scoring game. They have only collected the one clean sheet on their travels all season as well and as it stands heading into the weekend only four teams have collected fewer away points than the R’s have done this season.
Bristol City have to get themselves focused again and this is a good chance for them to get a positive three points under their belt. QPR have improved a bit lately, but they still look a little short on a quality and may fail to get anything out of this game. Back the home side in a game that fades away under 2.5 goals.
26th January 2018 / lee - Category: Championship Betting