QPR vs Burton Albion
2017/18 EFL Championship
Date: Saturday, 23rd September 2017
Kick off at 15:00 UK/16:00 CET
Venue: Loftus Road.
QPR will be looking to bounce back after their defeat last round while Burton visits Loftus Road in the hope of taking a point or 3.
QPR were somewhat unlucky last round as they suffered a narrow loss to Middlesbrough. The team was unlucky in their defeat. Rangers started very well with an early goal by Wheeler. Boro equalized 30 minutes later for the half time result of 1-1. The first 15 minutes of the second half were stunning. QPR took the lead again just to fall to a complete turnaround after 10 more minutes for the final 3-2.
Burton got an important 3 point last week. They hosted last year top 6 team Fulham and took a surprise victory. Warnock gave the team early lead but Norwood equalized for the half time result of 1-1. Burton got their chance though 5 minutes into the second half as the team was awarded a penalty. Akins found the net and the team managed to keep hold of the points.
Form and Tactical Analysis
QPR form is a mixed bag. There’s one clear bias though. Just a single point won away from home and 4 games unbeaten run at home with 10 points won in the process. It is clear that Loftus Road will be their main weapon this season. The difference between their home and away form is obvious.
QPR are constantly switching styles and formation in search of their best one. The squad is often rotated and the team looks very adaptable. Still they need to improve their form on the road.
The Brewers are sitting on 19th place in the league with 8 points. The team looks strong at home and relatively weak on the road. 7 of those 8 points were taken at home. The team was a very tough nut to break on their home ground but lacks the goal scoring potential up front to hit teams at their homes. 1 points in 4 games on the road has surely worried their fans.
Burton plays in a tight 5-3-2 formation giving little to no space to the opposition. They like to press into their half and keep teams away from their penalty area.
QPR vs Burton: Head to head
There are 4 games between the sides and Burton has a definite advantage in them. They have a victory and 2 draws at home and a victory at Loftus Road.
Three of those games saw both teams scoring.
QPR vs Burton: Prediction
With those team’s home and away forms it will be hard to ignore the home advantage of QPR. They are the favorites here and are more likely to make something happen. Burton lacks squad depth and their game against Manchester United midweek may have tired them too much. This game looks heavily leaning towards the hosts.
QPR vs Burton: Bet Tips
QPR to win for 1.78 with Pinnacle.