Home Queens Park Rangers

03/02/2018 Kick Off:  3:00 pm Loftus Road V Predicted Score:2 - 1

Away Barnsley

Match Summary

1 Look out for:

The game to be 0-0 at half time. QPR at home can often start in quite cagey fashion, so a goalless score at half time is priced at 7/4.

2 We fancy:

QPR to come from behind and win at 8/1. It would be very fitting for how both of these sides’ seasons have gone so far, which means there’s a decent chance that the home side will claw victory from the jaws of defeat.

3 It's a long shot, but…

A penalty could be awarded in the first five minutes, which if you fancy being a bit lucky and want a long shot is at 20/1.

Team News

Queens Park Rangers' Last Six:

QPR’s last six: Won: 2 Drawn: 0 Lost: 4

Ian Holloway has a full squad of players to pick from with no injury concerns, but may look to change things up a bit following his side’s recent run of poor form in the Championship. Their leaky defence could force a few personnel changes at the back, but in terms of injuries and suspensions, QPR are looking good.

Barnsley's Last Six:

Barnsley’s last six: Won: 1 Drawn: 2 Lost: 3

Dimitri Cavare is the only major concern for Barnsley, with Paul Heckinbottom’s side likely to be largely unchanged from last time out. Like their opponents, they are relatively injury free and have no suspensions to worry about.

Queens Park Rangers vs Barnsley Betting Tips, Preview & Predictions

QPR’s form at Loftus Road has been decidely mixed in recent weeks

Both sides aren’t exactly coming into this one in a rich vein of form, but with QPR at home in front of their fans at Loftus Road, they could put up a spirited effort to gain their first home victory since beating Cardiff 2-1 on New Year’s Day.

The gap between QPR and the relegation spots may be seven points, but a loss against a team like Barnsley – who are only one point off safety as it is – could change the Hoops’ expectations and goals overnight. A win for QPR would perhaps springboard them to move away from any potential danger, but the best score you could perhaps hope for if you’re an R’s fan would be a convincing 2-0 win, which you could get at 8/1.

Barnsley meanwhile will be extremely focused on gaining their first away win since New Year’s Day, and a repeat of their 1-0 win over Sunderland that day is priced at 12/1. New loan signing from Swansea Ollie McBurnie looks set to make his debut and play some part in this fixture, and he’s 11/5 to score at any time and 7/1 to score the final goal of the game. His appearances in the Premier League show he can be a danger to opposition defenders and could capitalise on QPR’s weak defence.

The Hoops haven’t kept a clean sheet since Boxing Day, so if you fancy a draw with both teams to score, that is at 16/5. A score draw does seem like a good option, but the best price is a 1-1 at 6/1, but also a 0-0 is at 9/1 which could actually shock a few people.

If a big man is needed to shake up the game a bit, look no further than Matt Smith. He’s often scored important goals for QPR, and is 9/2 to score first and 7/5 to score at any time.

Predicted Score: Queens Park Rangers 2 - 1 Barnsley

Newest Bookmakers

View all
  • Great content and markets
  • Excellent offers
  • Click for a top welcome offer!
  • Sleek and intuitive
  • Vast betting options
  • Click to join!
  • Competitive odds
  • Easy to use platform
  • Claim your offers here!
  • Top tier range of markets
  • Easy to navigate and bet
  • Get your Grosvenor Sport offer!

Winner Sports

Up to £200 Bonus
  • Top notch offers
  • Simple to use platform
  • Claim a generous bonus offer!
  • Top betting mobile app
  • Share tips and strategies
  • Claim your free bet!
Show all bookmakers

Written by Tom Scholes

Tom Scholes is a huge sports fan with football and baseball his main passions. He follows football in England, France, Italy and the USA and when he’s not busy writing, Tom is usually making short documentaries or teaching music and history.