Stoke seem a long way from getting themselves back up into the top flight. It was a bottom half of the table only finish which they could manage last season with a plethora of drawn games. They kick the new season off on home soil against QPR who also had their struggles last term. The R’s had the fourth-worst defensive record in the second tier. Read our Stoke v QPR betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on July 28th, 2019 at 1.31 p.m.)
Stoke had to settle for nothing more than a 16th place finish in the Championship last season. Their biggest problem was converting drawn matches into wins. They drew 22 of their 46 games last season in the division. The home record that the Potters posted was W8 D9 L6 and just 35% of their home league fixtures went over 2.5 goals. Of their eight home wins, none of them were by more than a two-goal margin.
They do have some rebuilding to do as they only managed to win just the three league games in 2019. Nathan Jones is in charge and they have seen Charlie Adam and Darren Fletcher both depart the club this summer. One of their notable signings for the summer has been Lee Gregory from Millwall who has scored exactly ten goals in each of his last two seasons in the division. It could be an important extra source of goals. They have also shelled out £2 million on defender Liam Lindsay from Barnsley.
There were back to back draws in the league between them last season
The Potters are undefeated in six against QPR (W3 D3)
QPR are W17 D9 L11 against Stoke in the overall head to head
Three of the last four meetings have gone over 2.5 goals
The R’s had some problems last season it is fair to say. Not only did they struggle in front of goal, but they also had the fourth-worst defensive record in the entire division with 71 goals conceded. They had a pretty rough time of things out on their travels posting only a W5 D6 L12 record for the season. QPR managed to win just two games in the league after the turn of the new year, losing 14 of 20 games played in that sequence. It was a huge decline. QPR averaged under a goal per game on their travels managing a clean sheet in just 22% of road games. It has mostly been free transfer action from Rangers in the summer with the purse strings tight. QPR lost three of their four-season friendly fixtures in July.
In tight situations, it is generally worth looking to home advantage playing an important role in splitting two teams up. Stoke will be looking for a positive start on home soil and with QPR having had such poor time on their travels last season, they will likely be conservative in their opener. Home win.
1st August 2019 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
The Rams are sitting just outside of the playoffs and they really need to make a move. They are three points out of sixth place as it stands so have some work to do. They could only manage a draw out at Birmingham though on Friday. QPR suffered a loss on Friday in a home defeat against Blackburn. Read our Derby v QPR betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on April 19th, 2019 at 8:08 p.m.)
The Rams twice had to come from behind at Birmingham to get themselves a draw. They need more than that to really get into a stronger position in the race for a top six finish though. Derby have only suffered the one defeat in their last eight league games (W3 D4). They have won three of their last five league home games (D2). The Rams have only suffered a defeat in their last twelve home fixtures. So that has been a good record from them. This game, on paper, is the easiest one that they have left during their run in.
Derby have averaged 1.7 goals per home game this season and their defence has been good. The Rams have conceded at under a goal per home game and only 48% of their home fixtures have gone over 2.5 goals. The Rams have earned a clean sheet in 33% of their home games in the Championship this season. Seven of their eleven home victories have been by a two-goal margin or more. Derby have fired off a total of ten goals in their last two home games so they have been a bit more ruthless. They have scored at least two goals in four of their last five, home and away.
The last two meetings have ended in 1-1 draw
Derby are undefeated in five against QPR
Both teams have scored in two of the last nine meetings
Derby have won their last four league home games against QPR to nil
QPR lost 2-1 at home against Blackburn on Friday. That leaves them with only one win in their last nine league fixtures. Away from home, they have had a lot of trouble this season. They have only taken the four wins all term on their travels (D6 L11). They are currently without a win in any of their last nine on the road now and they have lost six of their last eight away from Loftus Road (D2). They may very well be facing a stiff challenge to get anything out of this trip to Pride Park on Monday.
QPR have scored 18 away goals this season which is an average of under a goal per game. Their defence has been very leaky this season having conceded at an average of 1.7 goals per away game. 57% of their away games have gone over 2.5 goals. They have managed to pick up a clean a sheet in 24% of their away games. QPR have been level at the halftime break in 10 of their 21 away games and they have conceded 57% of their away goals in the second period of games. QPR have scored in just one of their last five away games.
Derby have to throw everything at this now and they should get the better of QPR. The R’s just haven’t been there with their away form at all and don’t pose too much of a threat in front of goal. There’s a good chance for Derby to pick up a win to nil in this one.
19th April 2019 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
Norwich are five points clear at the top of the table after having collected yet another win last weekend. They are racing to the finish line at this point. QPR are the next visitors to Carrow Road, but the R’s are out of form with a five-match winless streak going currently. Read our Norwich v QPR betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on April 4th, 2019 at 5:11 p.m.)
It is a seven-match winning streak that Norwich are on at the moment after taking a 1-0 win at Middlesbrough last weekend. That was a tough away game for them, but it was another stern test passed by the Canaries. It is back to home soil this weekend where the Canaries are W13 D2 L4 this season. They are currently on a four-match winning streak at Carrow Road at the moment and they have scored in each of their last thirteen there. Norwich have scored in each of their last 20 league games, home and away.
Norwich have averaged over two goals per home game this season, with 68% of league fixtures at Carrow Road going over 2.5 goals. Norwich have scored at least two goals in ten of their last eleven home league games. The Canaries have taken a clean sheet in a third of their home games. 9 of their 14 home victories have been by a one-goal margin this season. Norwich have scored 68% of their home goals in the second half of matches and they have opened the scoring in 12 of 19 home games. Norwich are the top scorers in the entire division.
Norwich earned a 1-0 win at QPR in September
The Canaries are on a five-match undefeated streak at home against the R’s
Both teams have scored in just two of the last six meetings
QPR have failed to score in three of their last four against Norwich
QPR suffered a 2-1 home defeat against Bolton on the weekend which leagues them winless in five (D2 L3). Rangers have only won one league game since the turn of the new year, putting up a W1 D4 L10 record since then. It’s been bad and their away record stands at W4 D5 L10 at the moment. QPR have failed to win any of their last seven away games in the Championship, losing five of those seven. In their last away game, they played out a 2-2 draw against Hull. QPR have managed just 18 goals in their 19 away games.
The R’s have failed to score in 37% of their away fixtures. They have conceded at an average of 1.7 goals per away game this season. They have not managed to come away with a clean sheet from any of their last seven games out on the road. They have actually conceded at least two goals in each of their last five away games. QPR have conceded 61% of their away goals in the second half of fixtures. There are only four teams in the Championship currently who have conceded more goals in the division than QPR have done.
A good solid clean sheet victory for the home side looks a good option in this one. Norwich are playing some phenomenal stuff at the moment. QPR don’t look to be in the kind of shape to trip them up at Carrow Road. Norwich to win to nil.
4th April 2019 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
QPR are on a big losing streak of form at the moment but despite that, they still have a fairly comfortable cushion between themselves and the drop zone. As for Leeds, back to back wins has seen the stay in touch in the title race. Read our QPR v Leeds betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on February 24th, 2019 at 8:09 p.m.)
It’s a horrible time of things QPR are having at the moment. They are now on a seven-match losing streak in the division. They suffered a 2-0 loss at Middlesbrough on the weekend. To be fair, each of their last three have been against current top-six sides. The overall home form of QPR is W7 D2 L7 for the season. The R’s have lost each to their last three on home soil in the league, going winless in four at Loftus Road. That having been said they have scored at least two goals in six of their last eight league home games. Overall they have netted 25 home goals this season in the league in their 16 games.
So the defence is obviously a problem here for QPR. They have conceded at least two goals in each of their last six league games and in seven of their last eight. So there’s the rub. But that only has been a recent demise as they have earned a clean sheet in 38% of all league home games. 62% of league fixtures at Loftus Road have gone over 2.5 goals. The R’s have opened the scoring in seven home games. Only three sides have claimed fewer home points in the Championship than QPR have.
Leeds earned a 2-1 home win over QPR back in December
QPR then took a home win over Leeds in a January FA Cup meeting
Leeds are on a three-match winning streak against QPR in the league
Four of the last six meetings have gone over 2.5 goals
Leeds have taken back to back league wins, both of them 2-1 successes over Bolton and Swansea. That leaves them undefeated in their last three league outings and well in touch with the title race. Leeds hold as W8 D4 L4 record on their travels in the Championship this season. It hasn’t been going that smoothly for them away from Elland Road recently as they are W1 D1 L2 in their last four road fixtures. Leeds average 1.7 goals per away game this season.
Defensively they have earned a clean sheet in a quarter of their away games. Both teams have scored in 75% of their road fixtures. Leeds have scored in each of their last eight league games. They have netted in every single away game in the league this season. The Whites have been level at half time in 10 of their 16 road games. Of the goals which they have scored on their travels, 74% of them have occurred in the second half of matches. Only three teams have a better away record than Leeds have this season in the Championship.
This could be an entertaining games. It’s worth expecting goals at both ends of the pitch, but the away win looks the best option in terms of the result. Leeds have hit a bit of form and QPR are in a rut.
25th February 2019 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
QPR tumbled out of the FA Cup on Friday night as they lost against Premier League side Watford. It is back to the league action where they will be looking to snap a winless streak of form. West Brom are still pushing hard to reach the top two. Read our QPR v West Brom betting tips for more.
West Brom 11/10
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on February 17th, 2019 at 6:25 p.m.)
It has been a poor run of form that QPR have put together lately. They suffered an FA Cup exit on Friday and losses have been a big part of their recent form. QPR are on a five-match losing streak in the Championship, winless in seven. They have at least scored in five of their last six league fixtures, but their defence has been having big problem. The R’s have conceded at least two goals in all but one of their last six too.
Overall this season on home soil they have a W7 D2 L6 record at Loftus Road. They are currently witness there in league action, losing their last two. The R’s have conceded exactly four goals in each of their last two home games. 60% of league fixtures at Loftus Road have gone over 2.5 goals. Still, they have taken a clean sheet in 40% of all home games played this season. They are without one in any of their last six home and away. Only four teams have a worse home record than QPR in the Championship.
West Brom took a 7-1 home win over QPR earlier this season
There have been at least five goals in each of the last three meetings
QPR are W3 D1 L1 in their last five against the Baggies
West Brom have won only one of their last five trips to Loftus Road
The Baggies won their Midlands derby out at Aston Villa over the weekend to keep themselves strong in the promotion push. They have won three of their last five league outings (D1 L1) and will be looking to make it four away wins on the bounce in current form when they visit Loftus Road. In each of their last three away wins, West Brom have not conceded either. Overall this term they are at W9 D3 L4 on their Championship travels.
Leaders Norwich are the only side in the division to have scored more goals than they have. West Brom have won seven of their last eight away games (L1) so have been immensely strong and that’s better than their current home form. Albion have four clean sheets in their last five away from the Hawthorns. The Baggies have hit the back of the net in each of their last sixteen Championship fixtures (home and away). They are on an eight-match scoring streak on their travels.
It’s pretty cut and dry as to who the form team is out of these two. It has to be a straight forward shot at backing the Baggies for another away success.
17th February 2019 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
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
QPR have started to pick up their form after some big struggles at the start of the season. They can be happy with their return recently and they get a chance to extend on home soil this weekend. They take on Norwich in the evening kick-off on Saturday evening. The Canaries have done a good job recently as well though. Read our QPR v Norwich betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 20th, 2018 at 8:22 p.m.)
QPR had such a rough start to the new season losing four straight games and connecting thirteen goals in the process. Things have drastically changed for them though with a W3 D1 record in their last four and with three clean sheets in that sequence. So that is a pretty drastic turn around for them and we are going to look under 2.5 goals at 17/20 odds* (betting odds taken on September 20th, 2018 at 8:22 pm).
So far at home QPR have gone W2 L2 winning their last two there with a clean sheet. A QPR 1-0 correct score for the game is at 15/2 odds* (betting odds taken on September 20th, 2018 at 8:22 pm). Eberechi Eze is their top scorer for the scoring with three goals to his name. Of the seven goals that QPR have scored this season, six of them have been in the first half of matches. They have conceded 80% of their goals this season after the halftime break.
Norwich have landed back to back wins in the Championship having taken down Middlesbrough in a fantastic win, and then beating Reading last weekend out on the road. It leaves them with a positive W3 D1 L1 record in their last five. In their four away games they are just W1 D2 L1 for the season and they have yet to pick up a clean sheet on their travels. So that could leave them just a little bit vulnerable in this one.
We are looking at a low-scoring game and both teams to NOT score is going to appeal in QPR v Norwich betting. The Canaries have scored 75% of their goals in the second half of matches this season and 69% of the goals they have conceded have been after the break. While QPR and Norwich look evenly matched at the moment just the lack of Norwich’s output away from home could leave them at risk.
Each of the last four games between QPR and Norwich have ended in a home win. So things sit actually sit even between these two in the last six meetings with two wins each and a two drawn matches. Both teams have scored in just two of the last five meetings and three of the last five have gone over 2.5 goals.
Just because Norwich haven’t been particularly strong away from home this season in terms of putting wins on the board, we think that they may be vulnerable in this one out at Loftus Road. We are backing the straight home win in the match outright in our QPR v Norwich betting tips.
21st September 2018 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
Fulham are going so well at the moment in the Championship that they look the strongest side in the entire division. They are well on course to lock in a play off spot and another three points against QPR would help push them towards it. However, QPR sprung a huge surprise in midweek in beating Aston Villa, which actually did Fulham a huge favour.
Fulham 6/10, Draw 14/5, QPR 4/1* (Betting Odds taken at 02:08 a.m. on March 14th, 2018)
Fulham have really gotten themselves together over the second half of the season and their form since mid-November has been amazing. They have gone W15 D3 L2 in their last twenty league games which is a phenomenal return. They are on a four-match winning streak and they haven’t lost since mid-December. At Craven Cottage they are so strong and are currently running on a massive nine-match winning streak at home in the league with recent wins coming over Wolves and Sheffield United. The have won each of their last five at home to nil so a Fulham to win to nil wager at Coral will have some appeal in this one at 21/10 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 6:05 p.m. on March 14th, 2018). Overall this season at Craven Cottage Fulham are W10 D6 L2 in the league and three of their last four results at home have been 2-0 wins. A Fulham 2-0 correct score at Coral returns odds of 8/1* (Betting Odds taken at 02:08 a.m. on March 14th, 2018). A win keeps them well on track for a challenge at an atomic promotion spot, but the play off route looks more realistic at this point.
QPR have given themselves a nice little lift recently having won back to back games. Their win on Tuesday night out at Aston Villa was a huge surprise for them and it leaves them unbeaten in three league outings (W2 D1). So there have been some positive there for them. Overall though they have only won three times away from home all season in the league with a W2 D5 L10 record and their win at Villa Park snapped a three-match losing streak away from home that they were on. They have failed to earn a clean sheet in any of their last six fixtures away from. Rangers have averaged under a goal per game away from home this season while they have conceded an average of 1.5 per game. They have found the back of the net in each of their last three road games, all of which have gone over 2.5 goals. However, they are facing a really good Fulham defence and under 2.5 goals at Coral is at 7/5 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 02:08 a.m. on March 14th, 2018). QPR have conceded at least one goal in 94% of their away matches.
Fulham have won three of the five previous Championship clashes between the two clubs (D1 L1), the one loss a home reverse in this corresponding fixture from last season. The Cottagers were on a five-match winnings streak at home (six unbeaten) against the R’s before that happened. Both teams have scored in six of the last seven meetings.
Fulham are likely to prevail where Aston Villa failed as they face up to QPR. The Cottagers are playing some great stuff at the moment and with the fresher legs too are likely to ease themselves into a win in this one. Look for them to win to nil.
15th March 2018 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
Villa landed a huge result on the weekend beating league leaders Wolves. That keeps the Villains still in the hunt for an automatic play off spot. But they need to keep their positive momentum going and follow that win over Wolves up with another home success in midweek. QPR are just stuck down in the middle of the table with nothing to play for.
Aston Villa 8/11, Draw 11/4, QPR 9/2* (Betting Odds taken at 7:33 p.m. on March 12th, 2018)
The Villains are now on a three-match winning streak of form in the league having collected a fantastic 4-1 home win over Wolves on the weekend. They are carrying great form in front of goal having scored eleven goals in their last three league fixtures. Their form at Villa Park has been fantastic as they are on a ten-match unbeaten streak there, having scored in each of their last seven at Villa Park. Overall their record at Villa Park is W11 D6 L1 for the Championship season. Villa have won five of their last six at Villa Park, only a recent draw against Preston stopping their big streak. Villa are averaging just under two goals per game at home while they have conceded an average of under a goal per game. In the bet365 correct score market an Aston Villa 1-0 option is at 11/2 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 7:33 p.m. on March 12th, 2018) while the under 2.5 goals option is worth considering for the midweek action as well. They go into the fixture four points behind second-placed Cardiff so have to keep winning to keep up the pressure there.
Rangers are going nowhere in the bottom half of the table and their chances of winning this are slim because they are looking for what would be just their third away win for the entire season (D5 L10). So it’s unlikely that they will raise too much of a threat and they are on a three-match losing streak on the road as well currently. Their defence has shipped at least two goals in each of their last three goals and while a home win over the relegation-threatened Birmingham gave them a nice boost, it’s unlikely that their form is going to carry over into this one. QPR have averaged under a goal per game away from home this term and they have taken only the one clean sheet on their travels. So the problems are pretty evident. They have not taken a clean sheet in any of their last five games away from Loftus Road, conceding at least two goals in each of their last three. QPR have conceded an average of 1.6 goals per game away from home.
Aston Villa were 2-1 winners at Loftus Road earlier in the season, which was their third win in a row over QPR. Each of those wins were by a one-goal margin as well, so that’s a decent trend. Villa are unbeaten in four league games against QPR now (W3 D1) and both teams have scored in just two of the last five clashes. Villa are W2 D2 in their last four home games against QPR.
Aston Villa have form and confidence and can push on to take the victory. Rangers don’t really have the away form to compete in this one and Villa 2-1 correct score has plenty of appeal.
12th March 2018 / lee - Category: Championship Betting
It is hard to see just where Sheffield United’s season is quite going to end up. They produced a very good 2-1 home win over Leeds in their last home game to give themselves a boost but they have been struggling to get those home wins on the board in their hopes of landing a play off place this season. QPR are pretty much playing for nothing at the moment sat in the bottom half of the table but their away form has not been good all season and a few more slips could see them start to slip towards the drop zone.
Sheffield United 7/10, Draw 13/5, QPR 4/1* (Betting Odds taken on February 18th, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.)
The Blades bowed out of the FA Cup on the weekend in a defeat at Leicester, but they put in a pretty good challenge though. It is now back to full focus on rebuilding their Championship season where they need to gather some big momentum to get back into the play off picture. The Blades took a 2-1 win at home last time out in the league against Leeds and now have a good chance to follow up on that. Overall the Blades are W9 D2 L5 this season on home soil and they are W2 D1 L1 in their last four. Sheffield United have averaged 1.5 goals per game at home this season and defensively they have been pretty sound having conceded under an average of a goal per game. Under 2.5 goals at 4/5 at Ladbrokes is at 4/5 odds* (Betting Odds taken on February 18th, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.) and Sheffield United to go out and win this game to nil will probably have some decent appeal as well. Five of their nine home wins this season have been by a one-goal margin and only five teams have better home form than the Blades have this season. A 1-0 correct score in favour of the home side is at 11/2* (Betting Odds taken on February 18th, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.)
QPR took a great home win over Bolton on the weekend to carry on in the generally positive fashion that they have been in at Loftus Road recently. However, they have lost their last two away games in the league, conceding two goals in each of those against Bristol City and Wolves. They were without a clean sheet in any of their last four games played now on the road. QPR have managed to pick up only two road victories all season in the Championship and part of the problem has been their lack of scoring threat. They have tallied only the 13 goals in their 16 road games and just 38% of their road games have gone over 2.5 goals. So a low scoring game does look likely and both teams NOT to score at Ladbrokes is probably the right option to consider in the game. Only Hull, Birmingham and Bolton currently have worse away form in the Championship than QPR do, but overall home and away combined they have picked up their form recently. But will it be enough to get themselves three points in this tough away game though? Rangers have conceded a goal in 94% of their away games this season and it would be a surprise if they got out of this with a clean sheet
QPR took a 1-0 home success over Sheffield United at Loftus Road when they met earlier in the season. QPR have won three of the last four meetings with Sheffield United now (L1) and each of those four matches in that sequence were won to nil. So that’s a decent trend to consider. The last meeting at Bramall Lane was back in 2010 in the Championship and Sheffield United suffered a big 3-0 defeat in that one. The Blades are W2 D2 L1 in their last five home fixtures against QPR.
Back the Blades to back up that home win over Leeds with another in this one. That recent Bramall Lane success should have given them enough to drive forward and back it up with another one in this fixture. QPR have not been strong this season away from home. Home win.
18th February 2018 / lee - Category: Championship Betting