Bolton vs QPR
2017/18 EFL Championship
Date: Saturday, 21th October 2017
Kick off at 15:00 UK/16:00 CET
Venue: Macron Stadium.
Bolton hosts QPR in heavy need of points. QPR are not at their best either and both teams will be hungry for victory.
Bolton raised some eyebrows last round. The picked their first victory since getting promoted from League 1 and it was against last year play-off team Sheffield Wednesday. Bolton are generally having trouble scoring but this time managed to put back 2. Sammy Ameobi and and own goal helped the team to their first victory with 2-1.
Meanwhile QPR drew their game. They visited Sunderland and may feel somewhat disappointed with only getting a point. They took the lead in the 37th minute as Sylla found the net. Aiden McGeady managed to level the score for the draw after 60minutes.
Form and Tactical Analysis
Apart from last round Bolton are in an atrocious form. Their run f 11 games without a victory came to an end last round. Bolton has just 5 points this season in 12 games and are hitting rock bottom. They had 5 straight defeats at home before tha game against Sheffield. The main problem is scoring goals and it will be interesting if they can score again against QPR on Saturday.
Bolton switched several tactical formation in recent games. Last round their victory came in a 4-2-3-1 formation which was the first time this season. Vela was trusted to organize things in midfield while Madine was leading the line.
QPR are quickly dropping into the table. After the decent start of the season now the team is winless in 6 games drawing 4 and losing 2. Away from home the situation looks the same as QPR has 3 defeats and 3 draws on the road.
They failed to score only against Norwich but conceded in every single away game.
QPR fielded in a 3-5-2 formation against Sunderland. The team looked compact and limited Sunderland’s free space.
Bolton vs QPR: Head to head
- With only 7 direct clashes QPR has a slight advantage with 3 to 2 victories.
- QPR has not lost in 4 games against Bolton winning 3 of them.
- Last 3 games all saw both teams finding the net.
Bolton vs QPR: Prediction
QPR is a team which often concedes. Even Bolton has a decent chance to score despite their difficulties up front. Both defensive lines are looking troubled and looking for goals into this game may have some value.
Bolton switched their formation last round and picked up the points. QPR are having troubles away from home and Bolton may get something out of this game.
Bolton vs QPR: Bet Tips
Bolton double chance for 1.60 with Unibet.
BTTS:Yes for 1.81 with Unibet.