Preston made a late push for the play-offs last season and they look to resume the same against a struggling QPR outfit at Deepdale Stadium. Amidst several issues on and off the field, QPR open the new campaign with Steve McClaren in place of Ian Holloway. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Preston had a mixed pre-season with wins over the likes of Oldham, but they struggled against West Ham and Burnley. The club had a tremendous push towards the end of last season but still failed to reach the play-offs.
QPR have had to limit their transfer activity due to Financial Fair Play regulations, while new manager Steve McClaren has also been unable to make much inroads in terms of free transfers. QPR, however, have had a strong set of results in pre-season.
The recent game between the two clubs finished as a 2-1 victory for Preston at Loftus Road back in April. The game between these two teams at Deepdale Stadium took place in December with Preston getting a narrow 1-0 win. Our betting tips and predictions expect a win for Preston North End.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Preston North End win at 1.95[/bet_tip_now]
QPR are at a long price of 4.00 for a victory in the match. Yet, this is a game that is likely to end up as a victory for Preston, who have managed four consecutive wins for this London team. Preston start the campaign with aspirations of promotion – even if their transfer activity does not come with the same message. Alex Neil has been quite successful in retaining most of the players from last season and this familiarity could help them make a strong start. Our preview expects a win for Preston as the best pick in the game.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Preston North End win at 1.95[/bet_tip_now]
Preston North End vs QPR draw odds: 3.30
QPR win odds: 4.00
Correct Score odds
QPR have scored goals for fun in pre-season and they may capitalise on Preston being quite indecisive at the back. In the games against West Ham and Burnley alone, Preston ended up conceding five goals. Statistics will point out to QPR failing to score in the recent visit to the Deepdale Stadium, but the London team ended the game with nine men on the pitch. In the previous five visits to the Deepdale, QPR scored in each of the games. Our correct score prediction would opt for a Preston 2-1 win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Preston 2-1 win at 8.50[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
There is a great chance of experiencing more than 2.5 goals in the match, as Preston have been conceding goals at an uncomfortable place in pre-season. QPR were expected to struggle in pre-season but that has not been the case, and McLaren’s team have found the net on a consistent basis.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals over 2.5 at 1.75[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Jordan Hugill and Sean Maguire were the top scorers for Preston last season, but the former has left the club for pastures new while the latter is out injured. This places pressure on Louis Moult to deliver the goals. The former Motherwell forward came in with just two goals since making the move to Preston but our first goalscorer prediction would back the 26-year-old.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Louis Moult at 7.00[/bet_tip_now]
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