Barnsley vs QPR: Preview and Prediction

Barnsley vs QPR-Match Preview and Prediction-17-August-2016

Barnsley vs QPR:
England – League Championship.
Date: Wednesday, 17 August, 2016
Kick-off: 19:45 UK.
Venue: Oakwell Stadium (Barnsley).

Barnsley earned their fist win of the 2016/17 season defeating play-off hopefuls Derby County 2-0. An own goal from Scott Carson in the 11th minute and a 47th minute strike from Alfie Mawson was the difference between the two sides at the Oakwell on Saturday. But Paul Heckingbottom side are a work in progress after losing to Ipswich on the opening match of the league and eliminated from League Cup by an extra-time defeat to lower division club Northampton.

QPR are on fire at the moment and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink seems to have got his tactics right in the first two matches of the new season. A 3-0 home win against Leeds United on the opening day was followed by a convincing 2-0 win away at Cardiff. They also earned a win over Swindon Town in the Capital One Cup tie despite fielding a number of reserve players.

Barnsley vs QPR: Head-to-Head Stats

  • QPR are on a 6-match winning run against Barnsley in all competitions.
  • Barnsley haven won 5, drawn 3 and lost 4 of the 12 home matches against QPR. While they haven’t won in 12 trips to QPR.
  • QPR have won in the last three away matches at Barnsley. The latest of which was on May 2014 in a match that finished 3-1 at full time.
  • Barnsley last win against QPR can be dated back to February 2009.

Barnsley vs QPR: Prediction

QPR have found a knack of finding crucial goals at the right moment and they seems like a difficult side to break down. They do not the luxury of having skill-full players in their ranks, but they are a hard-working unit that can do the job effectively.

At the same time, Barnsley are capable of pulling an upset, but they haven’t won against QPR since 2009, a streak that stretches to 6 matches. Also they have failed to score in 5 of the last 6 matches against QPR. Therefore the home side are huge underdogs here despite having the home advantage.

QPR will go into this game as clean favourites on the back of the excellent start to the season coupled with their 6 match winning run against Barnsley. The Rangers have kept clean sheets in the first two matches, but this could be be broken here.

Barnsley vs QPR: Betting Tips

1) QPR to win at 2.75
2) Draw no bet – QPR 1.83
3) Both Teams to Score at 1.85


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