The Championship returns with a clash that may not be the most appetising on paper, but could prove crucial in both the seasons of QPR and Millwall, as they meet at Loftus Road on Saturday afternoon.
Below we have taken a look at this one and come up with a couple of betting picks for you to consider.
Rayan Kolli will miss this one after the teenager picked up a leg injury against Cardiff on New Year’s Day, but Marti Cifuentes has a fully fit squad to pick from aside from that. Sinclair Armstrong should start again after impressing vs Watford while Elijah Dixon-Bonner is also pushing for a start in midfield.
Tom Bradshaw has picked up a hamstring injury in training and will be out for six weeks, so Kevin Nisbet will start up front for the visitors. George Saville is available after a three-match suspension while George Honeyman looks to avoided a hamstring issue of his own and will be available for selection.
QPR are 6/4 favourites to win this game, with Millwall priced at 2/1. A draw can be backed at 21/10, BTTS is 10/11 and over 2.5 goals is 5/4.
Under 1.5 goals @ 13/8
QPR are looking to avoid four consecutive defeats after a dismal start to the year, while Millwall have lost two games in a row after an upturn in form under Joe Edwards. ‘Wall were well-beaten 3-1 by Middlesbrough at home last time out, while Leicester also dumped them out of the cup on home soil.
Meanwhile, their run of impressive results saw them keep four clean sheets on the bounce, without tearing teams apart. They scored four goals across those four games and have hardly set the Championship alight this term. Meanwhile, QPR have scored just two goals in their last five league outings, and are still scrambling for solutions as they sit second bottom. I’m happy to back this one to be a boring encounter, with few chances at either end.
QPR 0-0 Millwall @ 7/1
Millwall have proven over the last month that they have the ability to get clean sheets against decent opposition, while QPR have been fairly dismal in front of goal. It feels like the writing is on the wall for the home side in terms of relegation, and Cifuentes has been unable to correct the issues they have had at the start of 2024.
Both of these managers have big ambitions to play attractive football, but the reality of the situation is that they don’t have the squads to do so at this moment in time. As a result, I can see both teams cancelling each other out, while both sides would probably take a point ahead of kick-off. QPR need to end this winless run one way or another, while Millwall will be happy to pick up another point on the road. 7/1 on offer for the stalemate appears to be the best value.
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