Huddersfield vs Queens Park Rangers
England – Championship
Date: Saturday, 8 February 2020
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Kirklees Stadium (Huddersfield).
Huddersfield are a recently-relegated team from the Premier League, and they have the home advantage as well this Saturday. At the Kirkless Stadium, the team has been on fine form the last several match-days, whereas the Rangers have been a disaster on the road. Consequentially, the tag of the favorites easily goes to Huddersfield.
Huddersfield vs QPR Head-to-head (h2h)
- Huddersfield won two of the former three games.
- Nine of the previous thirteen fixtures had goals from both teams.
- Five of the last seven wins at this venue went to the hosts.
- Only twice have the home team failed to score at this stadium.
Huddersfield vs QPR Match Preview
Huddersfield lost on the road the last match-day, against Fulham. The scoreline was 3-2, and in spite of the loss, the attempt to make a brave comeback by the former was really commendable.
In the meanwhile, QPR lost 0-1 at home the prior game week against Bristol City. The hosts had trailed for almost the whole of the game, and still failed to find an equalizer. It was the third loss in a row for the Rangers, raising serious questions about their form.
In addition, QPR have failed to keep a clean sheet in ten of their last eleven overall games, and conceded twice or more in three of their past five.
On the road, the team failed to keep a clean sheet in 20 of their previous 22 matches, and conceded twice or more in seven of their last ten trips.
On the other hand, Huddersfield scored goals in 19 of their preceding 24 overall fixtures, and in seven of their previous ten appearances in front of the home crowd. They also scored twice or more in three of their previous four home match-ups.
Huddersfield vs QPR Prediction
Huddersfield are considered to be the favorites this match-day, and the reasons are manifold. First of all they are a team that just got relegated from the Premier League, and as a result are well-versed in taking on some of the best teams in the world.
On top of that, they have the home advantage as well this Saturday. Keep note that the team has performed fairly well at this venue this season. In fact, they were unbeaten in nine of the last eleven home games, and of the two losses during the stretch, one was against Leeds, one of the best teams in the competition.
Moreover, QPR are on a three-match losing run as of now, and were winless in 15 of their preceding 20 overall games. On the road, they are on a four-match losing streak, and had a single win from their last eight matches.
In addition, Huddersfield had won two of the last three h2h games, and are unbeaten against this opponent in the past five years. Finally, at this venue, the Rangers have lost just twice since 1998, and only twice have they kept clean sheets in the last 22 years.
Considering these observations, the top pick for the day is easily Huddersfield to register a victory.
Huddersfield vs QPR Betting Tips
Draw No Bet: Huddersfield @ 1.67 (2/3)
Huddersfield 0, +0.5 Asian Handicap @ 1.40 (2/5).