Stoke City vs Queens Park Rangers
Date: Saturday, 1 May 2021
Kick-Off at 15.00 UK
Venue: bet365 Stadium, Stoke-on-Trent.
Both Stoke City and Queens Park Rangers have been on the beach for quite some time after losing pace on the playoffs hopefuls.
The lack of proper motivation has affected the Potters more as they will go into this penultimate round tie winless in five subsequent league affairs.
Michael O’Neill’s men have conceded two or more goals in three of these five matches and we are not quite confident about their chances of keeping things quiet at the back here against the Hoops either.
The visitors will enter the game in a much better form, despite falling to champions Norwich 1-3 last weekend. They have three wins in the last five Championship affairs and they will travel to bet365 Stadium on the back of two consecutive away victories in the league.
Stoke vs QPR Head-to-head
Queens Park Rangers lead the head to head tie by seven wins ahead of the landmark 40th clash against the Potters.
The teams shared spoils in a goalless draw when they met each other in the first half of the season in mid-December last year.
Stoke City are without a win in the last five meetings with the Hoops who have won two of the last three outings in this match-up.
Stoke vs QPR Prediction
Lyndon Dykes has been in fantastic form for the visitors lately. The Scottish forward bagged six goals in the last six appearances for QPR. He was also on target in the aforementioned defeat to Norwich City seven days ago despite missing the penalty on the occasion.
Dykes should have plenty of space to keep such stellar form going past the vulnerable Stoke City defence and we will back him to score anytime at the odds of 3.40.
Looking at both form and head to head tradition, it is hard to see the home win coming here. After all, the Potters did not beat the Hoops in the last five head to head clashes.
You can back the visitors to avoid a defeat on Saturday at the 1.53 odds. We will be brave enough and back QPR to win this at whopping 3.10 odds.
Stoke vs QPR Bet Tips
QPR to win @ 3.10
Lyndon Dykes to score anytime @ 3.40.