Queens Park Rangers have the opportunity to close the gap to the playoff positions when they entertain sixth-placed Middlesbrough at Loftus Road on Saturday. QPR have struggled to pick up a single win since the last international break and they have dropped them eight points off the top six. Middlesbrough have only performed slightly better in the same period and their restricted scoring sees them hanging onto the final playoff position. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
QPR went winless for the fourth game on the bounce last weekend after they suffered a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Leeds United. The west London side have accumulated just two points in this difficult run.
Middlesbrough have experienced a similar fate after they failed to pick up a win for the third successive match. Tony Pulis’ side played out a 1-1 draw against Blackburn Rovers and the stalemate was their second in three matches.
QPR’s last meeting against Middlesbrough was at Loftus Road in January where the latter enjoyed a comfortable 3-0 triumph. Our betting tips and predictions anticipate a share of the spoils.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Draw at 3.10[/bet_tip_now]
QPR are priced at 2.90 for the three points while Middlesbrough are fancied at 2.60 for the same. The hosts have recently gone through a lean patch where their backline has cost them matches and they will be determined to improve on this statistic this weekend. Nonetheless, a victory appears unlikely with Middlesbrough possessing the league’s best backline, which should keep them at bay despite the home advantage. Our preview fancies a score draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Draw at 3.10[/bet_tip_now]
Queens Park Rangers win odds: 2.90
Middlesbrough win odds: 2.60
Correct Score odds
QPR have been the dominant side in terms of scoring with 10 goals compared to Middlesbrough’s six in the past five matches but this should not assure them of a victory. The visitors have not conceded more than once on the road since the season opener and they are bound to keep things tight to frustrate QPR. Our correct score prediction anticipates a 1-1 draw to end Middlesbrough’s four-match winning streak over QPR.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]1-1 draw at 6.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
QPR have recently produced high-scoring encounters in the Championship with 2-2 being a common scoreline. However, the weekend clash should be closely fought with Middlesbrough conceding just seven times from their 10 away matches this term. Our total goals prediction would back less than 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals under 2.5 at 1.66[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Nahki Wells has stepped up to the plate for QPR over the past month and he has found the scoresheet in three of the previous five matches including the opening strike in the recent defeat at Leeds United. The Bermuda international also has a decent record against Middlesbrough with one goal from five meetings. Our first goalscorer prediction is to go with Wells.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Nahki Wells at 7.00[/bet_tip_now]
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