Sheffield Wednesday v Queens Park Rangers Betting Tips and Odds – 12/08/17

Sheffield Wednesday v Queens Park Rangers Betting Tips and Odds – 12/08/17

Sheffield Wednesday v Queens Park Rangers Betting Tips and Odds

In our Sheffield Wednesday v Queens Park Rangers betting preview we look at the best possible bets between the two sides.

Overview

Carlos Carvalhal will want to get his team’s first Championship win of the season on Saturday afternoon, as they host Ian Holloway’s Queens Park Rangers at Hillsborough. Sheffield Wednesday achieved play-off finishes in the last two seasons but just can’t get over the finish line and push into the Premier League. They will have a resulting place in one of the top two automatic promotion positions in the table as their main priority, but they didn’t get off to the dream start. Queens Park Rangers had a lacklustre season to say the least, only managing to make it to eighteenth after what they’d hoped could be a stable finish in the top half. These sides last faced in April, where Wednesday won by two goals to one.

Daniel Pudil scored the winning goal to confirm three points for Wednesday back in April

Can Carlos Carvalhal finally finish what he started at Wednesday?

The arrival of Portuguese manager Carlos Carvalhal in 2015 immediately injected a new, more ambitious mentality into the Sheffield Wednesday fold, where they’ve gone on to play-off finishes in the last two campaigns. Before he stuck his stamp on the side, they’d gone through dangerously low resulting place dating back to their promotion from League One in 2012. With the ambition came a frustrating level of expectation though, leading to an anxious feeling from Wednesday fans when they couldn’t reach their freshly increased heights. They now look like one of the few favourites for promotion and a top two finish is eventually going to be mandatory for them to be taken seriously.

Despite the sky-high ambitions to carry out a fully fledged fight to the top of the Championship table, they didn’t kick off with the best possible start, losing by a goal to nil away to Preston North End, which was made worse by the fact that their opposition were still getting used to the methods of Alex Neil, who took the job over the summer. Playing out an EFL Cup tie in midweek against League Two Chesterfield came as an important opportunity to practice, which saw them come out on top as they won by a convincing four goals to one. Both Gary Hooper and Steven Fletcher scored too, which showed promise to the form of two of The Owls’ strongest strikers.

Wednesday somehow weren’t strong enough for Preston

Ian Holloway has led QPR to a surprisingly stable start this season

Chances that Ian Holloway would still be Queens Park Rangers manager after last season were slim, but the owners stuck to their belief that he was the best man for the job and it already looks to be paying off. Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink didn’t have the start he’d hoped for as R’s manager leading to his sacking after a few short months in charge, where the return of former head coach Ian Holloway didn’t prompt the best possible outcome, as he could only manage twelve wins and three draws from the remaining thirty-three games, losing the remaining eighteen. His thirty-six percent win record wasn’t anything to gloat about but he kept his place with a view to improving.

Completing the last season at eighteenth with a mere two point gap preventing them from a likely relegation to League One did nothing in the way of encouraging QPR’s fans. Over the summer, they didn’t conduct all that much transfer business but the acquisitions of Barnsley midfielder Josh Scowen, football league countryman Alex Baptiste and Tottenham Hotspur youngster Charlie Owens could be enough to add what they were missing in the previous attempt. Things have got off to a good start so far, as they got a massive opening day win over Reading which saw them score twice and even keep an impressive clean sheet. That was then followed by an organised EFL Cup victory over Northampton Town.

QPR’s EFL Cup win over Northampton was tarnished by an injury to Idrissa Sylla

Odds

If you want to back an expected home win for Sheffield Wednesday, you can get odds of 20/23 on BetVictor. If you’d rather go for a draw between these two contesting sides, odds of 28/11 are available through 188Bet. If you like an outside bet and think Queens Park Rangers will come out on top, Betfair are offering odds of 19/5.

Recommended Bets:

Sheffield Wednesday to win (Best priced at 20/23 on BetVictor) – BET HERE

Under 2.5 goals (Best priced at 6/7 on 188Bet) – BET HERE

Steven Fletcher to score anytime (Best priced at 21/10 on Paddy Power) – BET HERE

See all of our Championship Betting Previews HERE