QPR vs Preston prediction, odds & betting tips – 20/04/2024

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QPR vs Preston prediction
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QPR will welcome Preston to Loftus Road on Saturday, 20 April in a huge match for the home side.

QPR are still in the thick of a relegation battle at the bottom of the Championship table and defeat here could see them drop into the bottom three if other results don't go their way.

Preston, meanwhile, are playing for nothing after falling out of the race for the playoffs in recent weeks. Below, find our in-depth QPR vs Preston prediction.

QPR vs Preston prediction: Every point matters in the battle to beat the drop

QPR vs Preston predictions
Our pick

🔥Hot tip

Match result - Draw

⚽ Correct score prediction

QPR 1-1 Preston

⬆️ Over 2.5 goals

No

Key stats

  • QPR have failed to win any of their last three Championship matches.
  • Preston have won just one of their last five Championship matches.
  • Only one of QPR's last four matches has seen more than two goals scored.
  • Only two of Preston's last five matches have seen more than two goals scored.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Are QPR being overestimated?

  • HOME: 10/11 (1.91) – 52.4%
  • DRAW: 12/5 (3.40) – 29.4%
  • AWAY: 16/5 (4.20) – 23.8%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

As per the QPR vs Preston odds, the home side are the favourites to get the win on Saturday which is quite a surprise when you look at the difference in league positions between the two clubs.

Yes, QPR have more to play for on Saturday and they will have a packed house behind them but Preston are a wounded animal and will be shooting from the hip now they have nothing to lose.

QPR are winless in their last three matches and they have only won one of their last three home matches. Over the course of the entire season, the Rs have the second-worst home record in the Championship, with only Rotherham picking up fewer points on home turf than them. On the other hand, Preston are in the top half of the Championship in terms of points accumulated on the road.

Two more free betting tips for QPR vs Preston:

  • Both teams to score – 1/1 (2.00)
  • Will Keane to score anytime – 14/5 (3.80)

Last five H2Hs: Away wins are commonplace

Looking at the last five H2Hs between QPR and Preston, a key trend worth noting is that all three of the most recent clashes have been more by the team playing away from home. In the reverse fixture earlier this season, QPR recorded a 2-0 win at Deepdale.

England Championship 01/12/23

Preston

Preston

0
QPR

QPR

2

England Championship 07/04/23

QPR

QPR

0
Preston

Preston

2

England Championship 17/12/22

Preston

Preston

0
QPR

QPR

1

England Championship 09/04/22

Preston

Preston

2
QPR

QPR

1

England Championship 02/10/21

QPR

QPR

3
Preston

Preston

2

QPR preview: Changes are needed

QPR manager Martí Cifuentes is expected to make a couple of changes to his starting XI in search of a much-needed three points. Jack Colback and Paul Smyth could bolster their midfield, while Sinclair Armstrong is in contention to replace the misfiring Lyndon Dykes up front.

Predicted lineup: Begovic (GK), Dunne, Cook, Clarke-Salter, Fox, Colback, Field, Willock, Smyth, Chair, Armstrong

Europe Friendlies 06/07/24

L

Farnham

Farnham

4

QPR

QPR

0

England Championship 04/05/24

W

Coventry

Coventry

1

QPR

QPR

2

England Championship 26/04/24

W

Leeds

Leeds

0

QPR

QPR

4

England Championship 20/04/24

W

Preston

Preston

0

QPR

QPR

1

England Championship 13/04/24

L

Hull

Hull

3

QPR

QPR

0

Preston preview: Lowe will be expecting a reaction

Ryan Lowe will have been gutted with how his team played against Southampton in midweek. The Lilywhites found themselves 3-0 down at half-time as their playoff hopes went up in smoke. Changes are expected, with Ledson Browne and Keane likely to be recalled while Millar, Potts and Whiteman will miss out through injury.

Predicted lineup: Woodman (GK), Storey, Lindsay, Hughes, Browne, Mawene, Ledson, Brady, Frokjaer-Jensen, Keane, Riis

UK Friendlies 16/07/24

L

Southport

Southport

2

Preston

Preston

1

UK Friendlies 12/07/24

L

Lincoln City

Lincoln City

1

Preston

Preston

0

England Championship 04/05/24

L

West Brom

West Brom

3

Preston

Preston

0

England Championship 29/04/24

L

Leicester

Leicester

3

Preston

Preston

0

England Championship 20/04/24

L

QPR

QPR

1

Preston

Preston

0

Player to watch: Will Keane

Will Keane
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Will Keane will be disappointed with how his own personal form has curtailed in recent weeks and will perhaps even blame himself for Preston's failure to reach the playoffs.

Looking to end the season positively

Keane was dropped for Preston's last fixture but should come back into the starting XI here. He'll want to find some form over the final three games so he isn't rueing missed chances all summer.


Andy is a freelance Sports Journalist with ten years of experience covering football in the United Kingdom and abroad for various publications including the Manchester Evening News, UtdReport and Football Whispers. Andy also has a keen interest in basketball, cricket, golf and tennis and has covered major sporting events such as the Masters in Augusta.