QPR vs Watford Prediction: Expect goals in this one

 | January 13 | 

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Queens Park Rangers host Watford at Loftus Road on Sunday afternoon (12:00) in the Championship, with both sides struggling for consistency of late.

The hosts have lost four of their last five in the league, drawing the other. The Hornets on the other hand have won two, lost one and drawn two. QPR are finding it difficult to escape the bottom three so three points would be most welcome on Sunday, while Watford currently find themselves just four points outside the play-off places.

QPR vs Watford Betting Tips

  • Both teams to score - 4/5
  • Over 2.5 goals 11/10

Match Odds

There is value to be had in backing either of these sides for the victory. QPR are 15/8, while Watford are 6/4. A draw can be backed at the price of 9/4.

Both teams to score is 4/5, while over 2.5 goals is marketed at 11/10.

Team News

Versatile midfielder Jack Colback is still sidelined through injury for QPR with a muscle problem. The R's have no fresh concerns heading into the weekend which will come as a huge relief for manager Marti Cifuentes.

Watford have two players out at the moment in Jeremy Ngakia (ankle) and Jamal Lewis (hamstring).

Both teams to score @ 4/5

When it comes to goals conceded, these two sides have been very similar this season. So far in the league, QPR have conceded 37 goals while Watford have let in 36 themselves.

They are both not the most defensively strong outfits, despite there being a huge gap between them in the table. And they do both have players of quality in attack to exploit each other's frail back lines. QPR have the likes of Ilias Chair, Lyndon Dykes, Sinclair Armstrong and Chris Willock, while Watford boast Mileta Rajovic, Vakoun Bayo, Matheus Martins, Yaser Asprilla, Edo Kayembe and Ismael Kone.

All of these players have scored on multiple occasions this term and they have the quality to have a big say on the pitch in this clash on Sunday. It is also worth noting that both teams to score has landed in three of the last five matches played between these two teams.

Both teams to score at 4/5

Over 2.5 goals @ 11/10

Of those last five meetings, over 2.5 goals had been a successful bet in three of them. And with both sides having similar defensive records this term, we fancy this outing to deliver a few goals.

There have been at least three goals scored in QPR's last two matches across all competitions as they lost 2-1 to Cardiff City in the league before losing 3-2 to AFC Bournemouth in the FA Cup last weekend. Over 2.5 goals has landed in six of Watford's last eight appearances in all competitions, so the evidence is pointing to this one seeing a lot of goal-mouth action.

And going back to the list of scorers we mentioned, most of them are going to be involved at Loftus Road, which only boosts the chances of this selection coming in. So at 11/10, this market offers excellent value.

Over 2.5 goals at 11/10

Check out the rest of our Football Betting Tips here.


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