QPR vs Newcastle: Preview and Prediction

QPR vs Newcastle
England – League Championship
Date: Tuesday, 13 September 2016,
Kick-Off: 19:45 UK
Venue: Loftus Road Stadium (London).

Queens Park Rangers have made a good start to their campaign and found themselves 7th in the league table. They had won 3 of their 6 matches so far drawing once and losing twice. The Rangers were held to a 1-1 draw at home by Blackburn Rovers in the weekend. And Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink will be keen to see his side put on an improved performance when they host Newcastle United this Tuesday.

Newcastle United are on red hot form at the moment. They started the season with back-to-back defeats. Now they have made it four wins in a row with the 2-0 victory at Derby on Saturday. Rafa Benitez seems to have a settled and confident squad at the moment and they look good for the title challenge this season.

QPR vs Newcastle: Head-to-Head Stats

  • QPR won 2-1 in the latest meeting at Loftus Road against Newcastle on May 2015.
  • At the same time, Newcastle have won in four of the last five meetings with QPR.
  • Six of the last eight meetings between QPR and Newcastle saw under 2.5 goals.
  • It is hard to separate the teams looking at the head-to-head record in the last 36 matches as Newcastle have won 16 games as against QPR’s 13, while 7 games end in draws.

QPR vs Newcastle: Prediction

QPR are an improved side this season, but they are pretty unpredictable and inconsistent. They are normally strong while playing at home. But they are coming without a win in their last two outings at the Loftus Road. And an opponent like Newcastle is very well organised and will be hard to break down.

While the two defeats at the start of the season is Newcastle’s only defeats in the last 10 league games. They are also coming on the back of having secured four consecutive clean sheets. The Magpies wouldn’t have a problem in taking all three points at Loftus Road on Tuesday night. Also the odds for their win at 2.20 is worth the risk.

I will also go with a full time score of a 2-0 win in favour of Newcastle at the odds of 9/1 (10.00).

QPR vs Newcastle: Betting Tips

Newcastle to win at 6/5 (2.20)
Newcastle – Over 1.5 goals at 6/5 (2.20).