QPR vs Derby Prediction, Odds and Betting Tips 18/04/2022

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change.

QPR vs Derby: Our top betting tips

Derby spoilt Fulham's promotion party on Good Friday to keep their own survival hopes alive. Will they bag another three points here? Find out with our QPR vs Derby match preview with free tips, predictions and odds mentioned along the way.

Neither is good enough to win it

We might be backing this game to end as a draw but, in truth, that's more because we don't see either of them winning it rather than believing either are too good not to lose. Why do we think that? Well, Derby have lost their last nine away games but QPR only have one win in their past nine games as well; they've lost seven of those nine matches as well.

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Backing a few goals

We might not fancy either of these sides to win the game but that doesn't mean we don't foresee goals – we do. QPR have broken the 2.5 goal mark in three of their last five matches whilst averaging 2.8 goals per match. Derby have also gone over the 2.5 cut off in three of their last five matches with their game average sitting at 2.6 goals. With both those factors considered alongside the odds available from our chosen bookmaker, Betfred, we think an over 2.5 total goals bet represents real value.

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Here are the key stats & form guide for QPR vs Derby

QPR vs Derby: Let's look at the predicted lineups

For so much of this season these two teams have been at polar opposite ends of the table with QPR pushing towards the top and Derby battling at the bottom. That's not the case anymore. Derby remain deep in trouble but QPR look massively unlikely to make the top six as they sit in 12th.

QPR Predicted Lineup

It's official, the wheels are well and truly off the QPR machine. From a side that looked like challenging for automatic promotion they now have their ambitions of a playoff place hanging by a thread and, if they don't win this match, then it's completely plausible that they drop into the bottom half of the Championship table.

Predicted lineup – Westwood, McCallum, Barbet, Dunne, Odubajo, Dozzell, Field, Amos, Chair, Thomas, Dykes

Derby Predicted Lineup

Derby produced a wonderful comeback to beat Fulham on Good Friday but they'll need more of the same here and, unfortunately for them, they're away in this match. The Rams' away form is simply awful. That will need to change here though because, in all likelihood, a perfect end to the campaign will be needed for them to have any chance of staying up.

Predicted lineup – Allsop, Byrne, Davies, Cashin, Buchanan, Bielik, Thompson, Ebiowei, Lawrence, Knight, Plange

A quickfire FAQ on QPR vs Derby

QPR vs Derby Prediction

  • Where is the match being hosted? – Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium
  • Who do the bookmakers have as favourites? – QPR
  • What time does the match kick off? 3 PM GMT

Ash is an experienced sports writer who has an extensive background in data analytics. Here, he combines those skills to provide you, the reader, with engaging and well researched content. Oh, and Ash is an Ipswich Town fan!