Queens Park Rangers vs Norwich City Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Queens Park Rangers vs Norwich City Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This Easter Monday (15:00) fixture features two sides stuck in the middle tier of the Championship.  Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

QPR will be looking to bounce back after a defeat on the road to Reading on Good Friday going down 1-0.  It could have been a different story for the Rs but Jake Bidwell missed a penalty at the end of the game and despite dominating the expected goals data they still ended up losing.

Norwich also suffered defeat going down to a 2-0 home loss to high-flying Fulham in a game the Canaries were competitive in.  Boss Daniel Farke felt his side played well but lacked a killer instinct.

The reverse fixture came early in the season in mid-August and the East Anglian side won that one 2-0.  Nelson Oliveria and Harrison Reed got the goals in the second-half to give the home team all three points.

 

Betting Tips and Predictions

Neither of these sides has much to play for so it is a tough game to call and the prices on offer suggest that the bookmakers are having trouble splitting the duo so I would look away from the full-time market to find the value.

Both sides score the bulk of their goals in the second-half so backing the second 45 minutes to be the highest scoring and no early goal (which is set at 31:00) looks the way to play this fixture.

 

NO goal before 31:00

Second 45 minutes to be the highest scoring half

 

Queens Park Rangers scored over 2.5 goals in 5 out of their last 10 games played

Queens Park Rangers saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played against Norwich City

Norwich City saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played

Norwich City saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played against Queens Park Rangers

AVG Goals

1.2

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Queens Park Rangers Form Guide

Queens Park Rangers Team Logo

Queens Park Rangers

Won

5

Draw

1

Lost

4
W H

02-04-2018

Championship

Norwich City Team Logo Norwich City

FT 4 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

07-04-2018

Championship

Hull City Team Logo Hull City

FT 4 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

10-04-2018

Championship

Sheffield Wednesday Team Logo Sheffield Wednesday

FT 4 - 2

(HT 3 - 0)

L H

14-04-2018

Championship

Preston North End Team Logo Preston North End

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

21-04-2018

Championship

Brentford Team Logo Brentford

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

28-04-2018

Championship

Birmingham City Team Logo Birmingham City

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

06-05-2018

Championship

Leeds United Team Logo Leeds United

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

07-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Charlton Athletic Team Logo Charlton Athletic

FT 3 - 3

(HT 1 - 2)

W A

13-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Staines Town Team Logo Staines Town

FT 0 - 7

(HT 0 - 5)

W H

14-07-2018

Club Friendlies

AFC Wimbledon Team Logo AFC Wimbledon

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

Norwich City Form Guide

Norwich City Team Logo

Norwich City

Won

5

Draw

2

Lost

3
D A

10-04-2018

Championship

Sunderland Team Logo Sunderland

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

14-04-2018

Championship

Cardiff City Team Logo Cardiff City

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

21-04-2018

Championship

Preston North End Team Logo Preston North End

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

28-04-2018

Championship

Leeds United Team Logo Leeds United

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

06-05-2018

Championship

Sheffield Wednesday Team Logo Sheffield Wednesday

FT 5 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

W A

06-07-2018

Club Friendlies

King's Lynn Town Team Logo King's Lynn Town

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

10-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Lincoln City Team Logo Lincoln City

FT 1 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

12-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Crawley Town Team Logo Crawley Town

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

15-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Paderborn Team Logo Paderborn

FT 2 - 3

(HT 2 - 0)

L A

17-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Union Berlin Team Logo Union Berlin

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

Queens Park Rangers Preview

Defeat last time out for the Hoops put to an end a four-game unbeaten run that had included a victory over Villa and a draw with Fulham.  Three of their next four come at home and boss Ian Holloway needs to get a few wins on board to boost the relationship between himself and the fans.

At Loftus Road, they have been in good form with three victories, one draw and just one defeat from their last five.  Two of their last three and seven of their last 11 at their own ground have seen both teams score.

Just 31% of the Championship goals they have scored this season have come in the opening 45 minutes.  No QPR player has managed to score in double figures this season with Matt Smith leading the way with eight goals.

 

Queens Park Rangers Team News

Grant Hall (knee) is a doubt while Jamie Mackie (back surgery) and David Wheeler (ankle) are long-term absentees.

Norwich City Preview

The Canaries have now just won one of their last nine a run that has seen hopes of an end of season play-off run evaporate.  They now must use the remainder of the season to work out which players they want to keep and who will go with James Maddison certain to be out of the door to bigger things this summer.

Away from Carrow Road, they are without a win in their last four though three of these have finished all-square.  James Maddison has now netted six times in his last six appearances on the road.

Around 57% of the goals Norwich have scored this season have come in the second-half with 29% in the final 15 minutes.  The 41 goals they have this campaign is the fifth lowest in the division.

 

Norwich City Team News

Onel Hernandez (hamstring), Moritz Leitner (hamstring) and Matt Jarvis (ankle) are doubts while Louis Thompson (Achilles), Tom Trybull (ankle) and Marco Steiperman (hernia) are long-term absentees.

 

Queens Park Rangers Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2.4

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Norwich City Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.5

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Queens Park Rangers vs Norwich City Sidelined Players

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