Queens Park Rangers are undefeated in five straight games in the Championship ahead of Saturday’s clash with relegation-threatened Reading. The Hoops are coming off of a Tuesday night nil-nil draw with Swansea City and go into the game on Saturday at Loftus Road in fourth place. Four points separate Queens Park Rangers from second place and the final automatic promotion place.
Reading are on a four-match losing streak in the Championship. The Royals are 21st in the league ahead of Saturday’s trip to west London. Just two points separate Reading from 22nd-place Peterborough. Reading are coming off of a 4-3 loss to Huddersfield at home.
Queens Park Rangers are on pace to qualify for the Championship promotion playoffs. Mark Warburton’s team cannot afford to drop points in the battle for the top six. At the moment, Queens Park Rangers are separated from Nottingham Forest by five points.
Reading took points off of Queens Park Rangers earlier this season in a wild 3-3 draw. Reading are unbeaten in six straight Championship matches versus Queens Park Rangers.
QPR vs Reading Betting Odds
The Hoops are on a five-match undefeated streak in the Championship. Warburton’s side picked up 13 points from the last 18 points available in the Championship. The Hoops scored seven times and conceded four goals across those six games.
The bookies’ best betting odds for Queens Park Rangers to win at full-time are at 4/7. The Hoops are unbeaten in back-to-back home matches. This season, Queens Park Rangers have picked up 25 points from 42 points available in the division.
Reading are at the bottom of the current Championship form table. The Royals picked up a mere one point from the last 18 points available in the league. Reading conceded 18 goals and scored six goals across their last six matches. Each of Reading’s last four games in the Championship finished as defeats.
The bookies make Reading big underdogs to win at odds of 6/1. The Royals have the league’s third-worst away points total and have lost back-to-back matches in the Championship on the road. Just 12 points from 36 have been picked up by Reading on the road.
QPR vs Reading Team News
Warburton is missing three players due to the Africa Cup of Nations tournament. All three missing players are vital to Queens Park Rangers’ fight for promotion. Defender Osman Kakay, Goalkeeper Seny Dieng, and midfielder Ilias Chair are all away at the Africa Cup of Nations tournament. With the tournament now in the knockout stage, one or more of the missing trio could return as soon as possible.
Defender Sam McCallum is ruled out of action due to a hamstring injury. Queens Park Rangers are coming off of a nil-nil draw in midweek with Swansea City. The draw prevented the Hoops from moving into third place in the Championship. Warburton’s side averages 12.3 shots per game. The Hoops have scored 40 goals in the league, the fourth-most.
Reading manager Veljko Paunovi? may not have much time left at the club. Paunovi? is struggling to get results, but the team’s poor form could be put down to injuries and COVID-19. Midfielder Ovie Ejaria is a doubt due to a groin injury. Defender Scott Dann has a calf injury and will miss the game. Defenders Felipe Araruna and Tom McIntyre are both set to miss out due to their respective injuries. Forward Yakou Meite is ruled out with a knee injury as well.
QPR vs Reading H2H
Reading are unbeaten in six straight games versus Queens Park Rangers in the Championship. The two points Queens Park Rangers dropped against Reading earlier this season could be detrimental in their fight for automatic promotion. Queens Park Rangers will aim to keep their good form going and to end their poor run of form versus Reading on Saturday.
Three of the last five games between Queens Park Rangers and Reading ended with both teams scoring goals. Just two of the last 15 games in all competitions between the clubs finished with over 2.5 goals scored.
Earlier this season, Reading picked up a draw thanks to John Swift’s hat-trick. Queens Park Rangers got their goals through Dominic Ball, Andre Gray, and Stefan Johansen. Johnsen’s 90th-minute goal gave Queens Park Rangers a share of the spoils.
QPR vs Reading Prediction
Both teams to score: NO @ 1/1 - BET NOW
Six of the last nine games between Queens Park Rangers and Reading finished with both teams not scoring goals. Three of the Hoops’ last six games finished with both teams not scoring and three of Reading’s last six games finished with both teams not scoring goals. Our betting tips prediction is for both teams not to score on Saturday at Loftus Road.
Under 2.5 goals @ 11/10 - BET NOW
Seven of the last nine games between these teams finished with under 2.5 goals scored. Our betting tips prediction is for Queens Park Rangers and Reading to combine for under 2.5 goals scored. Three of QPR’s last six games in the Championship finished with under 2.5 goals. Two of Reading’s last six matches finished with under 2.5 goals in the Championship.
Half time result: DRAW @ 13/10 - BET NOW
Six of the last seven matches between Queens Park Rangers and Reading in all competitions finished the first half as draws. Queens Park Rangers’ last three games in all competitions finished the first half nil-nil. Reading saw two of their last three games in all competitions finish the first half as a draw. Our betting tips prediction is for the game at Loftus Road to finish the first half as a stalemate.
Queens Park Rangers are coming off of a disappointing nil-nil draw with Swansea City at Loftus Road. They are still unbeaten in five straight Championship matches. Our betting tips prediction is for Queens Park Rangers to continue their good form with a win over an out of form Reading.
QPR vs Reading Betting Tips
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