Queens Park Rangers vs Sheffield United Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Queens Park Rangers vs Sheffield United Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This Saturday afternoon (15:00) fixture features two sides looking to get their first points on the board. Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats. QPR opened their season with a defeat as they went down 1-0 away to Preston in the first game under new boss Steve McClaren. They can have few complaints about the result in a game that they saw little of the ball and created few chances. Sheffield United were in action on Tuesday night but it was a disappointing night as they went down 3-0 to Middlesbrough. This follows on from an opening day loss 2-1 to Swansea despite taking the lead through George Baldock. The meeting between these sides at Loftus Road last season was won by the London outfit 1-0. The Blades got revenge in February at Bramall Lane and it is honours even with two victories each from their last four.

Betting Tips and Predictions

I don’t believe this is a great QPR team but at the prices and given they have won four of their last five in front of their own fans I think they need to be backed here along with the safety of the tie in the draw no bet market. Sheffield United have struggled to start the season and their forwards look out of sync so they can be opposed here especially as they have poor recent road form. In a game with no real goalscorer in great form brings in some options at bigger prices and I like Toni Leistner who looked a threat at set-pieces for the Rs in their opening fixture with Preston.

QPR draw no bet market

Toni Leistner, first goalscorer, each-way

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

Queens Park Rangers saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played against Sheffield United

Sheffield United saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Sheffield United saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played against Queens Park Rangers

AVG Goals

1.5

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

4

Draw

2

Lost

4
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)

D A

21-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Hoffenheim Team Logo Hoffenheim

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

22-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Hoffenheim Team Logo Hoffenheim

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

28-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Union Berlin Team Logo Union Berlin

FT 3 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

L A

04-08-2018

Championship

Preston North End Team Logo Preston North End

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

11-08-2018

Championship

Sheffield United Team Logo Sheffield United

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

Sheffield United Form Guide

Sheffield United Team Logo

Sheffield United

Won

6

Draw

2

Lost

2
W A

06-05-2018

Championship

Bristol City Team Logo Bristol City

FT 2 - 3

(HT 0 - 3)

W A

06-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Stocksbridge Park Steels Team Logo Stocksbridge Park Steels

FT 1 - 5

(HT 0 - 3)

W A

12-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Maritimo Team Logo Maritimo

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

17-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Bradford City Team Logo Bradford City

FT 2 - 3

(HT 0 - 2)

D A

21-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Mansfield Town Team Logo Mansfield Town

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

24-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Inter Team Logo Inter

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

27-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Doncaster Rovers Team Logo Doncaster Rovers

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

04-08-2018

Championship

Swansea City Team Logo Swansea City

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

07-08-2018

Championship

Middlesbrough Team Logo Middlesbrough

FT 3 - 0

(HT 3 - 0)

W A

11-08-2018

Championship

Queens Park Rangers Team Logo Queens Park Rangers

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

Queens Park Rangers Preview

The Rs have lost four of their last five fixtures if you consider last season and each of their last two. They have also failed to find the back of the net in the two they lost and have netted a combined five times in these five. At Loftus Road, things are improved for the London outfit where they have won four of their last five with each of their last four seeing both teams net. Matt Smith has netted in the last two in front of his own fans and three of the last four. 12 of the 23 home matches that QPR played last season were level going into the half-time interval. They have netted a combined six goals in the opening 45 minutes of their last four at their own ground.

Queens Park Rangers Team News

Sean Goss (back) and Darnell Furlong (knee) are expected to miss out.

Sheffield United Preview

The Blades have lost back-to-back Championship games and four of their last five if you combine their record from last season. Four of the five they have netted in these games have come in the first-half. Away from Bramall Lane, the Yorkshire outfit have won just one of their last seven and three of their last 14. 18 of the 29 they netted on the road last season came in the opening 45 minutes. George Baldock is the only player to have netted for Sheffield United this season though Lee Evans is averaging 4.5 shots per game. In none of their last ten have they netted the final goal of the match.

Sheffield United Team News

Paul Coutts (fitness) is a doubt while Jake Wright (head) will miss out.

Queens Park Rangers Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

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

Sheffield United Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.8

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 Sheffield United Sidelined Players

Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Matt Ingram 186 76
24 LB Osman Kakay 180 72
37 CD Toni Leistner 190 85
33 CD Joel Lynch 185 81
3 RB Jake Bidwell 183 70
21 CDM Massimo Luongo 176 76
11 CDM Josh Scowen 178 74
10 CM Eberechi Eze - -
38 CM Paul Smyth - -
7 CM Luke Freeman 183 64
40 CF Idrissa Sylla 186 73
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Dean Henderson - -
18 LB Kieron Freeman 184 74
12 CD John Egan 185 72
19 CD Richard Stearman 191 67
5 CD Jack O'Connell 191 85
3 RB Enda Stevens 183 79
21 CM Mark Duffy 175 72
4 CM John Fleck 175 72
6 CM Chris Basham 180 80
9 CF Leon Clarke 188 90
10 CF Billy Sharp 175 70