QPR come on the back of a busy transfer deadline day to host Sheffield United at Loftus Road this weekend. QPR were able to resist the lure to sell Luke Freeman even with a number of clubs showing interest in the forward. Meanwhile, Sheffield United have made a disastrous start to the Championship campaign. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
QPR were beaten 1-0 by Preston in the opening league match. Freeman was subjected to offers from Blackburn and Middlesbrough but QPR ended up retaining the forward.
Sheffield United suffered a 3-0 loss against Middlesbrough in the midweek action. The loss comes just days after the 2-1 opening day defeat against Swansea City.
The recent meeting between Sheffield United and QPR finished as a 2-1 victory for the Blades. However, the Blades lost 1-0 in the recent visit to the Loftus Road. Our betting tips and predictions expect a win for QPR.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]QPR win at 2.87[/bet_tip_now]
Sheffield United are priced at 2.62 for a victory. This is not a good price to back a team that has suffered back-to-back losses. United also had a midweek match while QPR have had a full week to prepare for this encounter. Even though QPR also suffered a defeat in the opening game of the campaign, Steve McLaren’s team have had a few positives in the last few days – like holding on to Freeman against all odds. Our preview would go with a win for QPR largely due to home advantage.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]QPR win at 2.87[/bet_tip_now]
QPR vs Sheffield United draw odds: 3.40
Sheffield United win odds: 2.62
Correct Score odds
QPR were able to survive in the division last season largely due to home advantage, as the team picked up 12 out of their 15 victories at Loftus Road. In fact, QPR may have finished in the top half of the table if only home results were taken into account. Sheffield United have conceded far too many goals at the start of the campaign and they are likely to be low on confidence coming into the match. Our correct score prediction would back a QPR 2-0 win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]QPR 2-0 win at 13.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
So far this season, United have been through games that have only possessed over 2.5 goals in total. Yet, this game is likely to be a low scoring match since QPR hardly allow opposition dominate in contrast at Loftus Road. Sheffield United have been unable to score in two out of the last three visits to Loftus Road. Our total goals prediction would back under 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
Luke Freeman was quite impressive in the loss against Preston. He had the highest shots amongst the four forward players for QPR. The midfielder has a return of just one goal in 10 games against Sheffield United, but the 26-year-old will be quite buoyant after watching QPR go to great lengths to keep him at the club. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Freeman.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Luke Freeman at 13.00[/bet_tip_now]
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