QPR vs Nottingham Prediction & Tips
QPR and Nottingham Forest meet at Loftus Road Stadium in a match for the 34th round of the Championship. Nottingham Forest won at home (4-0) from the last time they faced in this edition of the league, 04-11-2017. At this stage, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which has 2 wins and 1 loss in the last 3 games. In fact, the last time they faced this stage was on 29-04-2017, in a game for Championship, which ended the victory of Queens Park Rangers by (2-0). The goals of the match were scored by C. Washington (49 ‘) and J. Lynch (60′) for Queens Park Rangers. In this meeting the home factor could play an important role, since both teams present significant differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
Queens Park Rangers review
After 10 wins, 9 draws and 14 losses, the home team is in 15th place, having won 39 points. In the last game, they lost with Sheffield United away by (2-1), after having won (2-0) at home in a game against Bolton Wanderers. This is a stronger team when you play in your stadium, because in the last 30 games you have 2 wins, 4 draws and 9 losses as a visitor; against 6 wins, 4 draws and 5 losses in his stadium. In the last 10 home games for the championship Queens Park Rangers has recorded 5 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses, which has earned 17 points out of 30. In their home league games the most frequent result in the break was 0-0 (6 out of 16 matches). Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 games for this competition. In the 33 games he played in this event, he only managed 2 rounds in 17 games in which he conceded the first goal. In the last 16 home games for this competition there has been 1 period that stands out: scored 8 of his 22 goals in the minutes (76’-90 ‘).
QPR arrives at this game with a 2-1 loss at Sheffield United, adding their third consecutive snub to out-of-doors play. We emphasize that the homegrown players present quality to play in their stadium, since it adds 8 victories in 16 disputed games. Now on this journey against Nottingham, coach Ian Holloway must play in the usual tactical system, benefiting possession of the ball and the attacks supported, especially through the corridors. It is important to emphasize that the main highlight of the QPR is forward Matt Smith with 7 goals. Most likely, the QPR will take advantage of offensive offsets to create danger to your opponent. Absences from this injury game: Sylla, Cousins and Bidwell.
Analysis of Nottingham Forest
After 11 wins, 4 draws and 18 losses, the visiting team is in 17th place, having won 37 points. In the last game, he equalized with Reading at home for (1-1), after the previous game tied it out in a game against Burton, for (0-0). This is a team affected by the home factor, stronger when played with the support of their fans, since in the last 30 games has recorded 3 wins, 3 draws and 9 losses as a visitor, with a total of 14 goals scored and 26 conceded; against 6 wins, 1 draw and 8 defeats in his stadium, with a total of 19 goals scored and 23 conceded. For the championship, Nottingham Forest had 9 points out of 30, after 2 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses in their last 10 away games. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point as he has conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 games and his attack has not been very accurate since he did not score goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 33 games in this event, he only managed 2 rounds in 21 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Nottingham leaves for this game with a draw to a ball against Reading, thus adding the fifth meeting followed without winning in this competition. Of note that visitors are only two points away from the opponent of this game, the QPR. In this out-of-doors game, coach Aitor Karanka is expected to play in 4-2-3-1 favoring the middle-low block and counterattacks, thus exploiting the back space of the opponent’s defense. Kieran Dowell is the highlight of the visitors with 9 goals scored. It is important to note that Nottingham Forest presents difficulties in maintaining ball possession and defensive transition. For this day the coach does not count on the punished Eric Lichaj.
QPR – Nottingham FREE TIPS
QPR – Win @ 2.25
Both teams to score / YES @ 1.80
Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.90