Queens Park Rangers face Brentford in Saturday’s Championship kick-off at Loftus Road. The west London side are winless in the past three matches and they have dropped four points off the playoff positions. Preston, meanwhile, have gone twice the number of games as QPR without a victory and are within seven points off the drop zone. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
QPR went without a victory for the third straight league game after a 1-0 defeat at Sheffield United. David McGoldrick netted the sole goal for Chris Wilder’s men in the 37th minute.
Preston saw their winless streak extend to a month after their 1-1 draw against Swansea City last weekend. Courtney Baker-Richardson opened the scoring for the Swans in the 55th minute before Daniel Johnson levelled the proceedings at the hour mark.
The previous encounter between the sides was at the beginning of the campaign where Preston won 1-0 at the Den. QPR’s previous home meeting against Preston saw the latter win by a 2-1 scoreline. Our betting tips and predictions expect a home win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Queens Park Rangers win at 2.20[/bet_tip_now]
Preston are priced at 3.40 for a win but they face a tough task of bagging the result against a QPR side, which has flourished at Loftus Road. Since 2011, Preston have thoroughly dominated the league meetings with five wins and three draws but QPR have the best chance of ending the wretched run with the visitors possessing the third-worst backline in the division. Our preview fancies QPR to end their winless streak against Preston.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Queens Park Rangers win at 2.20[/bet_tip_now]
Queens Park Rangers vs Preston North End draw odds: 3.30
Preston North End win odds: 3.40
Correct Score odds
QPR have been a force to reckon with at Loftus Road in the past few months and they have netted an average of two goals in the past five matches. Preston have not quite clicked the same way on the road and they come into the clash with just three goals netted in the previous five outings. The hosts should feel confident of a third successive shutout in their stadium. Our correct score prediction is to go with a QPR 2-0 win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Queens Park Rangers 2-0 win at 10.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
The history of the fixture has generally presented low-scoring games with just two of the previous eight matches producing more than three goals. Another tight contest could be on the cards with Preston’s scoring woes on the road combined with QPR keeping clean sheets in nearly half of their home matches. Our total goals prediction anticipates 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 1.80[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Nahki Wells has been QPR’s most productive striker this term with six goals in the Championship. The Bermuda international has not netted since the Boxing Day clash against Ipswich Town but he still remains the best pick to open the scoring. He has an excellent tally of four goals in his previous four meetings against Preston. 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 6.00 [/bet_tip_now]
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