QPR vs Reading – Predictions, Odds & Betting tips 29/01/2022, Team News and Lineups

15:00, 29 jan 2022
Promotion-chasers QPR will look to continue on the up when hosting Reading on Saturday afternoon. Can the R’s keep it going at Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium? Or will the struggling visitors cause an upset?

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Bookmaker Ratings prediction one: Full Time Result – QPR to Win – 1.62

Bookmaker Ratings prediction two: Total Goals – Under 2.5 Goals – 2.00

QPR to Win

The home win is something of a Championship banker this weekend. Reading have had problems both scoring and getting results away from home, while the hosts have one of the best home defensive records in the division. A home goal difference of +6 compared to -8 of Reading on the road is hard to ignore too, as is the fact that the visitors have lost six out of seven away against teams that currently reside in the top half.

Under 2.5 Goals

QPR’s sturdy defence at home lends itself to a low-scoring game, while the fact that more than two goals have been scored in just 21% of the league matches at Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium. The visitors are also among the lowest scorers in the division, averaging just a single goal 90 minutes away from home. Such information makes the early odds look slightly generous.

Preliminary review and match prediction for QPR vs Reading

QPR are very much on the up at present. A 0-0 draw last time out wasn’t overly pleasing, though it did signal a sixth straight game (in all competitions) without defeat, while a clean sheet is always welcome. Saturday’s hosts had won four league games on the spin prior to their draw with Swansea, so it’s fair to say that they’re definitely moving in the right direction.

A couple of poor results at home remain the only real blemishes on what is a solid home record this season. The R’s are now unbeaten in two at home, while they’ve only lost three at home all season. In terms of points accumulated, only five Championship teams have outperformed Mark Warburton’s men so far. More impressive is the fact that only one team in the division has conceded fewer home goals than QPR.

Unlike the hosts, who currently occupy a lofty fourth position, Reading are struggling, so much so that they’re in danger of being sucked into the dreaded drop-zone. The Royals are currently just two points above the bottom three, and the team chasing them have played a game less, so things really aren’t going well.

Poor away form has been the catalyst for Reading’s demise this campaign. At times, they have got their act together on the road, winning four times away from the comforts of home, but there’s rarely been any in-between, as they’ve lost each of their other eight travelling fixtures. Such a stat doesn’t exactly bode well ahead of their trip to West London.

Safe Bet

If you’re looking for a ‘safe’ option that isn’t overly short in terms of price, then ‘QPR to Win & Under 3.5 Goals’ does the job. Only 14% of QPR’s home games have contained more than three goals, while as mentioned above, Reading has a disastrous record away against the better teams, losing six out of seven away against top-half opposition.

QPR vs Reading Team News

Both Ilias Chair and Seny Dieng are away on international duty at present, while Sam McCallum is out injured. Jordan Archer remains a doubt too. For the visitors, Tom McIntyre is expected to be the only absentee.

Starting Line-ups

QPR: Marshall, Dickie, Dunne, Barbet, Odubajo, Field, Johansen, Wallace, Amos, Willock, Austin.

Reading: Southwood, Yiadom, Holmes, Morrison, Baba, Drinkwater, Laurent, Rinomhota, Swift, Puscas, Joao.

Highlighted Player

Since joining last season, Chris Willock has become a rather important cog in the QPR wheel. The 23-year-old has already doubled his tally from last season, notching six times in 26 matches this time around, while his ability to provide for others has proved to be invaluable on several occasions. The attack-minded midfielder has recorded seven assists this term.

Most Popular FAQ for QPR vs Reading

Who won the last meeting between these clubs?

Earlier in the campaign, QPR and Reading played out a six-goal thriller, drawing 3-3 at Select Car Leasing Stadium.

Where will this fixture be played?

This game is set to take place at Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium.

Which bookmaker has the best odds for this game?

We recommend checking out both William Hill and Vbet ahead of this fixture.

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