The Championship offers up a top eight fixture on Friday night as West Brom host Queens Park Rangers. The Baggies go in to matchday 9 in third place in the Championship. Valerien Ismael’s team have taken 16 points from 24 on offer in the division but they have a tricky fixture this weekend.

West Brom vs Queen Park Rangers Match Preview

Queens Park Rangers have been very good this season quietly going under the radar. Mark Warburton’s team has slipped up a bit in recent weeks and are winless in three straight games, losing twice. In fact, the Hoops are on a two-game losing streak heading into matchday 9. West Brom are unbeaten in their last four games in the Championship against QPR and will fancy their chances of a fifth game without a loss to the Londoners.

Warburton’s side has a Carabao Cup third round match in midweek against Everton to contend with. Three days later, Queens Park Rangers will make the trip to the Hawthorns. The short turnaround could see Warburton rotate the side against Everton in midweek with a focus on the weekend league match.

Queens Park Rangers are good enough to finish in the playoff places and are just one point off of the top six going into matchday 9. West Brom, on the other hand, are just two points off of top spot in the standings. A win against QPR would send the Baggies to the top of the table.

West Brom vs Queens Park Rangers Betting Odds

 

 

West Brom are favourite to win the match on Friday night according to leading bookies. The Baggies’ best betting odds are at 8/11 to win at full-time versus Queens Park Rangers. Ismael’s team took 12 points from the last 18 on offer in the Championship.

 

West Brom scored nine goals and allowed three to opponents over the course of those six fixtures. Although the Baggies are unbeaten in their last six games, they have drawn three consecutive matches.

Queens Park Rangers are at the best betting odds of 17/4 to win at full-time at the Hawthorns. The Hoops took just eight points from the last 18 on offer in the division. They are winless in three straight games with back-to-back matches finishing in losses to Bournemouth and Bristol City in the league. Those losses came against two top nine teams. Queens Park Rangers could struggle against another top nine team in West Brom this weekend.

West Brom are unbeaten at home with eight points from 12 possible. They are +5 in goals at the Hawthorns with just three conceded and eight scored. Queens Park Rangers have taken seven points from 12 on the road. They have conceded seven times on their travels with 10 goals for. Back-to-back games on the road for QPR finished without wins.

West Brom vs Queens Park Rangers Team News

Ismael has three players on the injury list at the Hawthorns. Forward Rayhaan Tulloch is a doubt with a groin injury. Defender Dara O’Shea is ruled out until January with a broken ankle. Fellow defender Matt Clarke is set to miss the game as well with a strained hamstring.

Forward Callum Robinson leads the team in goals with three in seven matches. Scoring has been shared throughout the team this term with Matt Phillips and Alex Mowatt chipping in for two goals apiece.

Warburton has two players in the Loftus Road treatment room. Defender Lee Wallace has a hamstring strain and midfielder Sam Field has a knee issue. The Queens Park Rangers duo could both be back at the weekend, however.

Lyndon Dykes leads Queens Park Rangers in goals with three this term. Like West Brom, the goals have been shared in the Hoops squad. Robert Dickie, Chris Willock, and Sam McCullum have two goals apiece.

West Brom vs Queens Park Rangers H2H

Between 2018 and 2020, West Brom and Queens Park Rangers met four times with the Baggies picking up positive results in each game. The 2014-15 Premier League season was the last time that Queens Park Rangers claimed a win at the Hawthorns.

Despite that game coming so long ago in football terms, Queens Park Rangers have only visited the Hawthorns twice since then. Five of the last six matches between these teams ended with over 2.5 goals scored. Five of the last six games between them finished with both teams scoring.

West Brom vs Queens Park Rangers Prediction

Both teams to score: YES @ 8/11 - BET NOW

 

 

Five of the last six games between these teams finished with both teams scoring. Our betting tips prediction is for the teams to continue the trend with both finding the net on Friday night. Five of the last nine games in all competitions played by West Brom finished with both teams scoring. Seven of Queens Park Rangers nine games this season ahead of their Everton fixture in the Carabao Cup ended with both teams scoring.

 

Half time result: Draw @11/8 - BET NOW

 

 

Three of Queens Park Rangers’ eight games in the Championship this season had a halftime result of a draw. Meanwhile, West Brom have seen five of their eight Championship matches go into halftime as draws. The Baggies’ last four games all were draws at halftime. Our betting tips prediction is for a halftime draw between the promotion rivals.

 

Over 2.5 goals scored @ 8/11 - BET NOW

 

 

Five of the last six matches between these Championship high flyers finished with over 2.5 goals scored. Both teams can score goals and Friday night’s game should be an exciting one from a neutral’s point of view. Five of West Brom’s nine games in all competitions finished with over 2.5 goals this season. Six of QPR’s eight league matches this season, including each of their last three, ended with more than 2.5 goals scored.

 

Our betting tips prediction is for over 2.5 goals to be scored with West Brom pulling out a fourth win in five games against the Hoops. QPR’s recent dip in form will continue with the Baggies staying unbeaten at home.