Queens Park Rangers vs Nottingham Forest Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Kickoff: 15:00 Hrs

Venue: Loftus Road

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Queens Park Rangers vs Nottingham Forest Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This Saturday afternoon (15:00) fixture features two sides in the bottom-half of the Championship table. Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

QPR will look to bounce back after suffering a 2-1 defeat away to Sheffield United in midweek. The Rs can consider themselves a little unlucky as a Luke Freeman goal was all they had to show from a strong second-half showing. Nottingham Forest drew their second successive game this time at home to Reading in a tie that finished 1-1. The East Midlands outfit needed an 85th minute goal from Lee Tomlin to rescue the point. The reverse fixture came at the start of November at the City Ground and it ended in a comprehensive 4-0 Forest success. Tyler Walker was the star of the show with two goals while Barrie McKay and Kieran Dowell weighed in with one each.

Betting Tips and Predictions

The prices are hard to argue with given the form of both sides but I would not be wanting to back an inconsistent QPR though Forest have offered little in recent weeks to suggest that they could be value. The hosts score around two-thirds of their goals in the second-half, Forest over 50% so backing the second-half to be the highest scoring looks the angle in to this game while taking NO early goal which is timed at 31:00.

Second-half to be the highest scoring

NO goal before 31:00

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

Queens Park Rangers saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against Nottingham Forest

Nottingham Forest saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

Nottingham Forest saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against Queens Park Rangers

AVG Goals

1.1

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
L H

11-08-2018

Championship

Sheffield United Team Logo Sheffield United

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

14-08-2018

EFL Cup

Peterborough United Team Logo Peterborough United

FT 2 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

L A

18-08-2018

Championship

West Bromwich Albion Team Logo West Bromwich Albion

FT 7 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

L H

21-08-2018

Championship

Bristol City Team Logo Bristol City

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

25-08-2018

Championship

Wigan Athletic Team Logo Wigan Athletic

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

28-08-2018

EFL Cup

Bristol Rovers Team Logo Bristol Rovers

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

D A

01-09-2018

Championship

Birmingham City Team Logo Birmingham City

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

15-09-2018

Championship

Bolton Wanderers Team Logo Bolton Wanderers

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

19-09-2018

Championship

Millwall Team Logo Millwall

FT 2 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

L H

22-09-2018

Championship

Norwich City Team Logo Norwich City

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

Nottingham Forest Form Guide

Nottingham Forest Team Logo

Nottingham Forest

Won

5

Draw

4

Lost

1
D H

07-08-2018

Championship

West Bromwich Albion Team Logo West Bromwich Albion

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

11-08-2018

Championship

Reading Team Logo Reading

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

14-08-2018

EFL Cup

Bury Team Logo Bury

FT 11 - 10

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

18-08-2018

Championship

Wigan Athletic Team Logo Wigan Athletic

FT 2 - 2

(HT 2 - 1)

D H

25-08-2018

Championship

Birmingham City Team Logo Birmingham City

FT 2 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

29-08-2018

EFL Cup

Newcastle United Team Logo Newcastle United

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

01-09-2018

Championship

Brentford Team Logo Brentford

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

15-09-2018

Championship

Swansea City Team Logo Swansea City

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

19-09-2018

Championship

Sheffield Wednesday Team Logo Sheffield Wednesday

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

22-09-2018

Championship

Rotherham United Team Logo Rotherham United

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

Queens Park Rangers Preview

It has been an in and out period for the Hoops who have won two and lost two in their last four. They have a ten-point gap between them and the bottom three and should be safe though will be looking to get a few victories on the board as quickly as possible to make certain of this. At Loftus Road, they have won their last two league matches and three of their last four. The last two QPR games at their own ground have seen under 2.5 goals though five of the six before that did go over 2.5 goals. Just two of the last six QPR have played in the Championship and four of their last ten have seen both teams find the back of the net. Just 12 of the 36 goals they have netted in the league this season have come in the first-half.

Queens Park Rangers Team News

Jack Robinson (toe), Jordan Cousins (illness), Idrissa Sylla (calf) and Grant Hall (knee) are doubts while Jamie Mackie (back surgery) and David Wheeler (ankle) are long-term absentees. Ryan Manning is available to return after his suspension.

Nottingham Forest Preview

It has not been an easy start to life at Forest for Aitor Karanka who are now five without a win in the league. They are now entering a run of fixtures which sees them face just two of their next seven against top ten opponents. Away from the City Ground, they have drawn three of their last five and won just one of their last nine though this did come at Wolves. Their last five on the road have been tight producing a total of just six goals with none of them going over 2.5 goals. A lack of goals is the real issue for Nottingham Forest who have blanked in four of their last five and eight of their last ten in the league. They are up against opponents who they have lost just one of their last six against.

Nottingham Forest Team News

Eric Lichaj will miss the game through suspension while Jamie Ward (hamstring) is a doubt.

Queens Park Rangers Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.2

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

Nottingham Forest Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.4

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

Queens Park Rangers vs Nottingham Forest Sidelined Players