Queen’s Park Rangers will be aiming to record their first league victory in over two months as they are set to host Bristol City at Loftus park on Saturday afternoon.
After an extremely disappointing start to their campaign, QPR currently find themselves in 23rd position in the Championship table and are just three points ahead of Sheffield Wednesday at the foot of the table. Rangers have only gained five points from their opening fifteen league games following ten defeats, three draws and just two victories.
QPR come into this game on the back of a dreadful run of form which has seen them pick up just one point from the last available 21. In recent weeks, a lack of defensive discipline has been the downfall of QPR as they have suffered 2 red cards in their last three games.
In their last league outing, Rangers managed to gain a point against fellow strugglers Rotherham. Despite taking the lead through Ilias Chair, Rangers were unable to hold onto the lead as the Millers equalised late on to ensure that the points would be shared.
After an inconsistent start to their season, Bristol City find themselves in 11th place in the table, having recorded six wins, three draws and six defeats from their opening fifteen league outings.
In their last league outing, Bristol recorded a narrow 1-0 victory over Sheffield Wednesday. The Robins dominated possession for much of the contest but struggled to break down a resolute Owls rearguard. However, Dickie popped up in the 65th minute to head home Tommy Conway's corner and secure a vital three points for Bristol City.
Queens Park Rangers and Bristol City are two of the oldest and most established clubs in English football. The two sides have met on over 100 occasions in all competitions, with Bristol City holding the slight edge in terms of head-to-head record, having won 43 games, compared to QPR's 39.
The first competitive meeting between the two sides took place in the Second Division in 1910, with Bristol City winning 1-0 at Ashton Gate. It was Bristol who also won the last meeting between these sides as they recorded a 2-0 victory in last year’s edition of the Championship.
These sides are evenly matched at the bookies heading into this weekend’s game, however, it is Bristol who are currently favoured at the bookies and are currently priced @ 6/4, whilst a home win for QPR is priced @ 7/4 and a draw is @ 23/10.
We are backing Bristol City to win and BTTS because this is often a tightly contested fixture, where both teams often find the back of the net. In the last four meetings between the two sides, both teams have scored on three occasions and we expect they both could this weekend.