Cardiff v QPR Prediction, Odds and Betting Tips 12/08/2023

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Cardiff - QPR

England Championship - Cardiff City Stadium

2nd Round

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

Cardiff and QPR meet at the Cardiff City Stadium in England’s Championship on Saturday, August 12th. Can Rangers bounce back from a heavy defeat when they visit Wales? Read our Championship predictions and betting tips along with the latest odds for the fixture below in our detailed match preview.

Today's Predictions for Cardiff vs QPR

QPR could be a little vulnerable following their opening day mauling at Watford when they cross the border to take on Cardiff. Read our top Cardiff vs QPR predictions for this weekend’s fixture below.

Cardiff to Win

  • QPR were hammered 4-0 by Watford on the opening weekend of the new Championship season.
  • Cardiff earned a good point following a 2-2 draw at Leeds in their opener.
  • QPR were beaten 5-0 by Oxford in a friendly a week before their mauling at Watford.
  • QPR will kick-off Saturday’s game rock bottom of the Championship table.

Over 2.5 Goals

  • Four goals hit the net in Cardiff’s opening test of the new campaign at Leeds (2-2).
  • QPR shipped four goals at Watford in their first outing of the new season.
  • Two of the last three meetings between these clubs produced at least three goals.
  • Six of QPR’s last eight Championship away games featured over 2.5 goals.

Top Betting Odds and Stats for Cardiff vs QPR

Check out our selection of key stats for Saturday’s bout featuring Cardiff vs QPR below alongside a tool to help you choose the most attractive odds.

Head to Head

26/12/22

England Championship CHA

Cardiff

Cardiff

QPR

QPR

0

0

19/10/22

England Championship CHA

QPR

QPR

Cardiff

Cardiff

3

0

05/03/22

England Championship CHA

QPR

QPR

Cardiff

Cardiff

1

2

03/11/21

England Championship CHA

Cardiff

Cardiff

QPR

QPR

0

1

20/01/21

England Championship CHA

Cardiff

Cardiff

QPR

QPR

0

1

Last Five - Cardiff

10/04/24

England Championship CHA

Birmingham

Birmingham

Cardiff

Cardiff

0

1

W

06/04/24

England Championship CHA

Hull

Hull

Cardiff

Cardiff

3

1

L

01/04/24

England Championship CHA

Coventry

Coventry

Cardiff

Cardiff

1

2

W

29/03/24

England Championship CHA

Sunderland

Sunderland

Cardiff

Cardiff

2

0

L

16/03/24

England Championship CHA

Swansea

Swansea

Cardiff

Cardiff

2

0

L

Last Five - QPR

09/04/24

England Championship CHA

Plymouth

Plymouth

QPR

QPR

1

1

D

06/04/24

England Championship CHA

Sheff Wed

Sheff Wed

QPR

QPR

2

0

L

01/04/24

England Championship CHA

Swansea

Swansea

QPR

QPR

0

1

W

29/03/24

England Championship CHA

Birmingham

Birmingham

QPR

QPR

1

2

W

16/03/24

England Championship CHA

Sunderland

Sunderland

QPR

QPR

0

0

D

Let's take a closer look at the latest markets, Cardiff vs QPR odds and probability figures ahead of Saturday’s meeting below.

Cardiff odds: 101/100 (2.01) – 49.8%

Draw odds: 43/20 (3.15) – 31.7%

QPR odds: 13/5 (3.60) – 27.8%

Hosts Cardiff are Saturday’s expected winners according to the bookmakers and the implied probability of a home win is currently sitting at 49.8%. Both teams to score meanwhile, can be backed at 10/11 (1.91 – 52.4%). A 2-1 Cardiff win could be worth a look in the correct score market at 15/2 (8.50).  That outcome has an implied probability of 11.8%.

Cardiff vs QPR Team News & Injuries

Read all of the latest injury updates, Cardiff vs QPR lineups and team news for Saturday’s Championship match-up below. If you’re looking for more of the best football betting tips today, make sure to follow the link.

Cardiff

Keeper Ryan Allsop has a knock, though he is expected to shake it off in time to joing the matchday squad on Saturday. New Cardiff boss Erol Bulut will lead his troops out at home for the first time this weekend.

Predicted Lineup for Cardiff: Alnwick – Ng, McGuinness, Goutas – Bowler, Wintle, Ralls, O'Dowda – Ramsey, Ahearne-Grant – Ugbo

QPR

Centre half Jimmy Dunne is sidelined with a shoulder complaint and the Irishman will sit out Saturday's game. QPR could make changes to their XI following their dreadful showing at Watford last time out.

Predicted Lineup for QPR: Begovic – Kakay, Fox, Gubbins, Paal – Dozzell, Field, Smyth, Kelman, Chair – Dykes

Player to Watch – Ike Ugbo

Ike Ugbo is spending the season on loan with Cardiff from French club Troyes and the centre-forward marked his foray into Championship football with the Bluebirds with a goal at Leeds last weekend. The 24-year-old should be a threat again on Saturday.

Starting Lineups

Official lineups are usually released approximately one hour before kick-off.

Cardiff

Cardiff
3-4-3
4
Dimitris Goutas
gr
18
Ebou Adams
gm
11
Callum O'Dowda
ie
10
Aaron Ramsey
gb
12
Ike Ugbo
ca
16
Karlan Grant
gb
Substitutes
27
Rubin Colwill
gb
2
Mahlon Romeo
ag
47
Callum Robinson
ie

QPR

QPR
4-2-3-1
1
Asmir Begovic
ba
2
Osman Kakay
sl
15
Morgan Fox
gb
5
Steve Cook
gb
22
Kenneth Paal
sr
17
Andre Dozzell
gb
8
Sam Field
gb
11
Paul Smyth
gb
30
Sinclair Armstrong
ie
10
Ilias Chair
ma
9
Lyndon Dykes
gb
Substitutes
36
Alexander Aoraha
iq
28
Joseph Gubbins
gb
13
Jordan Archer
gb
37
Albert Adomah
gh
21
Ziyad Larkeche
fr
24
Stephen Duke-McKenna
gy
18
Taylor Richards
gb
19
Elijah Dixon-Bonner
gb

Cardiff v QPR prediction


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