QPR and Preston to both score at Loftus Road

    QPR vs Preston North End Preview 07/12/2019

    06 Dec 2019 | Championship | Preview
    QPR and Preston to both score at Loftus Road
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    QPR’s sequence of results without a win in the Championship extended to 7 matches last Saturday when they drew 1-1 away from home at Derby County, which would normally have been considered a good result but instead has prolonged QPR’s frustration at not returning to winning ways.

    This slump in form consists of 4 defeats and 3 draws which means that The R’s have gained just 3 points out of the last possible 21 on offer in the Championship and they have a tricky home match against Preston this Saturday.

    As the hosts are without a win from their last 4 matches on home turf, following 2-2 draws with both Reading and Middlesbrough as well as defeats to Brentford 3-1 and Nottingham Forest 4-0, it looks advisable to steer away from the straight win markets here.

    Instead, the goals markets appeal as 8 of QPR’s 10 home matches to date have seen both teams score, with the hosts also scoring in 8 of these 10 matches too as well as failing to keep a single clean sheet at home.

    Onto Preston North End, and the visitors still occupy a place in the play-off pack despite losing their last 3 matches on the trot in the Championship following defeats to Derby County, Hull City and West Brom.

    Alex Neil’s side had previously put together a decent run of results in the Championship prior to this recent losing streak as Preston had lost just 1 of their previous 13 matches in the second tier, but they too have a chance of getting a result at QPR considering the hosts’ inability to keep a clean sheet.

    Preston’s exploits away from home has yielded just 2 wins out of their 9 matches on the road so far this season with victories at Birmingham City and Charlton Athletic, but defeats at Millwall, Swansea City, Reading, Derby County and Hull City also shows their vulnerability on the road and look likely to concede again this Saturday.

    Interestingly, when looking at the head-to-head results, Preston North End have won the last 6 meetings on the trot against QPR but backing them on the road this season looks very risky.

    Instead, as both teams have found it difficult to keep clean sheets, both teams to score looks the more likely outcome here.

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    Stoke CitySwansea City
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    28/01/2020 20:45
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    BrentfordNottingham Forest
    28/01/2020 20:45
    X
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    Cardiff CityWest Bromwich
    28/01/2020 20:45
    X

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