Barnsley vs QPR
England – Championship
Date: Saturday, 14 December 2019
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Oakwell (Barnsley).
QPR delivered back-to-back wins in the league to get back on track after their dismal run, and will be hoping to make it three in a row. Their cause will definitely be helped by the fact that their opponents for the day are Barnsley, the dead-last placed team in the table.
Barnsley vs QPR Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last time these two met, QPR won 1-0, at home.
- 13 of the former 16 wins went to the Rangers.
- Four of the preceding five games had goals from both teams.
- In the last decade, the hosts have recorded a total of one win at this venue.
- QPR have never failed to find the back of the net at this venue in the past decade.
Barnsley vs QPR Prediction
Barnsley were on course to record a hard-fought 1-0 win at home the last match-day. They had hosted Reading, and scored the opener of the game in the 58th minute. However, the guests equalized just 13 minutes from final whistle, and held the scoreline till the very end.
QPR meanwhile, made no big deal of their away handicap, and smartly handled it well against Birmingham the previous game week. One goal apiece in each half of the game settled the fixture in the visitors’ favor, and the home team could not even score once in return.
This weekend, consider that Barnsley are placed dead-last in the table, and have a total of 13 points from their 21 fixtures. Only Luton have conceded more goals than Barnsley, and the latter have easily been one of the worst teams in front of the home crowd in the Championship.
On the other hand, the Rangers are just three points away from the playoff spots, and importantly, are on a two-game winning run in the competition. They do realize this match-up as a great opportunity to post some much-needed points, and to keep the momentum going on as well.
Also take into consideration that Barnsley are a newly-promoted squad, while their opposite number have had a great deal of experience in this troubled and fierce league.
Moreover, the Rangers registered 13 of the previous 16 h2h wins, and at this venue, they have lost just once this whole decade. Also keep note that QPR have never failed to find the back of the net in any of their visits to this stadium in this period.
Considering all these observations, the probable outcome is for QPR to avoid a loss at the least this match-day.
However, consider the home advantage of Barnsley, and their desperation to shed the relegation-zone tag. On top of that, they have found the back of the net in 12 of their previous 13 overall games, and in 15 of their previous 17 at home.
Add to this the fact that, the Rangers failed to keep a clean sheet in 29 of their last 31 overall fixtures, and in 20 of their previous 22 matches on the road. Also, four of the preceding five overall h2h games, and the last three at this venue had goals from both teams as well.
Obviously, these observations clearly pick out BTTS as a firm favorite this Saturday.
Barnsley vs QPR Betting Tips
Double Chance: QPR or Draw @ 1.40 (2/5)
Both Teams to Score @ 1.50 (1/2).