Queens Park Rangers vs Bristol Rovers
England – League Cup
Date: Tuesday, 28 August 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Loftus Road Stadium, London.
Both Queens Park Rangers and Bristol Rovers head into mid-week League Cup tie aiming to rebound from a poor kick off to their respective league campaigns. The Hoops did actually bounce back from a dreadful run off four consecutive defeats by clinching their maiden win of the season on Saturday when Tomer Hemed made the difference between them and Wigan Athletic. Can this narrow victory inspire the League Cup success for them?
There is a high chance of such scenario to be seen at Loftus Road knowing that the struggling League One outfit Bristol Rovers are about to visit the capital. Much like QPR, the Pirates also lost four and drew one of five initial games of the new season. They conceded at least a goal in all of these five outings, meaning the hosts should have plenty of room to deliver up front on the evening.
Queens Park Rangers vs Bristol Rovers: Head-to-head
The two teams did not have the opportunity to face each other in the past.
Queens Park Rangers vs Bristol Rovers: Prediction
Steve McClaren has an intriguing attacking pair in the likes of Nahki Wells and Tomer Hemed, but we will most certainly not see them together on the pitch against the Pirates. Nevertheless, Conor Washington (expected to make the starting line-up here) will be eager to prove he has what it takes to challenge this duo in the battle for the place in the starting XI in league games. Knowing that Bristol’s defensive line was anything but tough to break down so far in League One, we have to notice the value in backing Conor Washington to score anytime for the hosts at the odds of 2.87.
A win here would mean a lot for the hosts confidence wise which is why we expect them to be in full control from the very get go. QPR are 1.83 to win, while you can alternatively back the hosts to have the lead at the half time and win the match at the end at the 2.75 odds.
Queens Park Rangers vs Bristol Rovers: Bet Tips
Queens Park Rangers to win @ 1.83
Conor Washington to score anytime @ 2.87.