QPR vs Watford
English FA Cup
Date: Friday, 15 February 2019
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Loftus Road Stadium (London).
Watford travel to the capital to take on Championship side Queens Park Rangers in the first game of the 5th round FA Cup schedule on Friday evening.
The visitors head into the tie as favourites following a fine form which saw them keep a clean sheet in four of last five outings across competitions. It’s incomparably better record than the one of QPR’s as the hosts shipped as many as ten in past three Championship losses.
A thread of four consecutive league defeats destroyed QPR’s dreams of a potential play-offs challenge. They fell down to 15th in the standings as a result. Can the Hoops bounce back and turn a corner to stay alive in the FA Cup?
It is interesting to mention that the hosts were winless in six successive years in this competition. They ended such a dreadful streak with a 2-0 home win over Leeds United in the third round of this term.
Such achievement was followed with a success against League One leaders Portsmouth in the previous round (a 2-0 victory in the reverse fixture at Loftus Road after the first leg ended in a 1-1 draw at Fratton Park).
QPR vs Watford: Head-to-head
This will be the landmark 30th head to head encounter between the two teams.
The head to head record is all level at 11 wins for each of outfits.
They last met in an official affair back in 2014 when both sides participated in the same division (Championship).
Just one of past four H2H ties saw three or more goals scored.
QPR vs Watford: Prediction
The visitors were much more consistent of late and we expect their highly improved defensive line to make the difference against the lower-division opposition here.
Queens Park Rangers were way too easy to break down of late and we can hardly imagine them stopping Watford’s attack led by Troy Deeney.
We will go with the away win as the main betting all at 1.90 odds, while braver tipsters can try with the Hornets to have the lead at the half time and win the match at the end at a 3.00 longshot.
QPR vs Watford: Bet Tips
Watford to win @ 1.90 (9/10)
HT/FT Watford/Watford @ 3.00 (2/1).