Fulham vs QPR Predictions, Betting Tips and Preview
These two London clubs will meet on Saturday with the aim of getting their season back on track. Both Fulham and QPR have suffered recent disappointment after a good start. Below are our predictions, betting tips and preview.
Game: Fulham vs QPR
Venue: Craven Cottage
Kick-off: Saturday 1st October, 3pm
QPR won five of their first seven games in all competitions before trailing off. Their current winless was sparked by a 6-0 home loss to Newcastle where the R’s just fell apart. They’ve not found their feet again since that moment.
Fulham won five and drew two of their first seven games, putting themselves second in the league and in to the third round of the League Cup. Second quickly evaporated to mid-table and after back to back defeats to Bristol City recently, Fulham are out of the cup and winless in five.
Fulham being the home team and QPR’s form being more off key than their host, this is probably a better chance for the home side to get back on track. When the sides met last year Fulham were comfortable winners both times.
Match Predictions and Betting Tips
Fulham are best odds 23/20 with Sky Bet to make it four wins in a row against their London neighbours whilst the draw can be backed at 12/5 with Betfair. QPR to win is 13/5 and that’s also with Betfair.
To spend all week meticulously preparing as a professional football player only to be ripped apart 6-0 on your home ground must be quiet the mental blow, and something it isn’t easy to bounce back from. That much has been evident in QPR’s recent performances as they remain winless in five games.
Fulham have drawn a fair few games already this season but in the early stages of a season you’re only a win or two away from being right back in the mix. Their form is made to look worse by two losses against Bristol City. Fulham created (and wasted) a lot of chances in this games, where a win wasn’t beyond them.
I expect a high tempo and a lot of intent from these sides but it may lack in quality for large parts. Neither team is in trouble, but QPR are in a worse spot than Fulham. A home game like this is just what Fulham need. Back Fulham to win at odds of 23/20 with Sky Bet.
Fulham have allowed the visiting side to score in six of seven games. Interestingly only Newcastle of all teams have been shut out here. Their defence has been sloppy so I don’t think this will be all plain sailing for Fulham. The R’s can get on the score sheet here so back a correct score of Fulham 2-1 at odds of 8/1 with William Hill.
Finally, the biggest goal threat for either of these sides has been Tom Cairney (on paper) with three goals and Seb Polter for QPR. The real biggest threat is probably Chris Martin, although he’s yet to get off the mark for his side. Back Chris Martin to score at 7/5 with Betfair.
Free Betting Tips
Fulham – 23/20 with Sky Bet
Correct Score Prediction
Fulham 2-1 – 8/1 with William Hill
Chris Martin – 7/5 with Betfair