Derby vs QPR
England – Championship
Date: Monday, 22nd April 2019
Kick-off at 15.00 UK/ 16.00 CET
Venue: Pride Park (Derby).
Derby has a game in hand, and they are just two points away from a place in the playoffs. Considering that they are at home, and is pitted against a QPR, who are notoriously bad on the road, Derby fans have started to dream.
Even better is the fact that, the team just above Derby is Middlesbrough, curiously, one of the worst teams in the league, on basis of current performance.
QPR has one of the worst defenses in the entire competition. They have conceded 65 goals so far, just three fewer than the dead-last Ipswich. It’s also been quite some time since they won away from home. To be precise, the last such win came back in December of last year, and before that, in October.
Derby vs QPR Head-to-head (h2h)
- Five of the last seven wins belong to Derby.
- 11 of the last 14 matches saw the teams at home finding the back of the net.
- Derby returned four wins from their last five visits to this venue.
- QPR meanwhile failed to score in the last three fixtures at this stadium.
Derby vs QPR Prediction
Derby was unbeaten in 19 of their last 21 home ties. Impressively, they have scored a total of ten goals in the last two fixtures at home. On the other hand, the Rangers were winless in 16 of their last 19 ties, and in their last ten away ties on the trot. They also remained winless in 14 of their last 15 road trips.
Also consider the fact that Derby has a game in hand, and is just two points away from a playoff spot. Additionally, they have the home advantage too. H2h games too help us reach the same conclusion.
Derby won four of the last five encounters at this stadium, and registered five of the last seven wins. In fact, the last three straight meetings at this venue saw the visitors record wins to nil.
With overwhelming evidence placing the hosts as favorites, the top pick is definitely a home win. Additionally, since Derby will be particular to cash in on their home status for the fixture, count on them to not concede a goal before they themselves find their names in the scorecard. Derby will score the first goal of the tie.
Derby vs QPR Betting Tips
Derby to Win @ 1.75
The Hosts to Score the First Goal @ 1.50.