Reading vs QPR prediction, Odds and Betting Tips 14/01/2023

Reading
14/01/23 - 15:00

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Reading - QPR

England Championship - Select Car Leasing Stadium

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

Saturday January 14th treats us to a Championship clash between Reading and QPR.

Reading vs QPR: Our top betting predictions

QPR have had Reading's number in recent history. Will that prove to be the case again here or is it time for the Royals to fight back? Find out with our Reading vs QPR match preview with free tips, predictions and odds mentioned along the way.

Draw written all over it

You can spin the stats whatever way you want, you simply will not find solid evidence to back either of these teams to take maximum points when they lock horns on Saturday afternoon and, as such, we kick off our predictions by backing the draw. For starters, Reading and QPR currently occupy 12th and 13th in the Championship standings with both sides having collected the same number of points (36) from 26 games. It's not just the table that leads us to a draw prediction though. Neither side is churning out wins either. Reading have won two, lost two and drawn one from their last five whilst QPR have won one, drawn two and lost two from their previous handful of games. A share of the spoils is likely.

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Goals to be in short supply

Our next prediction comes from the total goals market and we are backing under 2.5 goals. Reading have gone under that threshold in each of their last three games totalling just five goals in that period. QPR meanwhile have seen three of their last five games go south of the all important 2.5 marker. Six of the last 10 head to head games between these sides have also gone under 2.5 goals. With the odds that are on offer from our preferred bookie 888, we think going under 2.5 represents the best value.

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

Head to Head

07/10/22

England Championship CHA

QPR

QPR

Reading

Reading

2

1

29/01/22

England Championship CHA

QPR

QPR

Reading

Reading

4

0

11/09/21

England Championship CHA

Reading

Reading

QPR

QPR

3

3

20/03/21

England Championship CHA

Reading

Reading

QPR

QPR

1

1

12/12/20

England Championship CHA

QPR

QPR

Reading

Reading

0

1

Last Five - Reading

13/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Barnsley

Barnsley

Reading

Reading

2

2

D

09/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Bristol Rovers

Bristol Rovers

Reading

Reading

0

2

W

06/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Lincoln City

Lincoln City

Reading

Reading

1

1

D

01/04/24

England League 1 League 1

Bolton

Bolton

Reading

Reading

5

2

L

29/03/24

England League 1 League 1

Northampton

Northampton

Reading

Reading

0

1

W

Last Five - QPR

13/04/24

England Championship CHA

Hull

Hull

QPR

QPR

3

0

L

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

So, that gives you some insight to how the different bookmakers see the action unfolding. How though do the bookies odds translate into probabilities ahead of this game and how might that impact your view of our predictions? Let's find out.

Reading odds: 13/8 (2.63) – 38%

Draw odds: 9/4 (3.25) – 31%

QPR odds: 12/7 (2.71) – 37%

When you've got implied probabilities of a home win being 38% and an away win being 37% it's probably fair to say that the bookies are having a tough time of calling the match in question. This game will likely appeal to bettors because of the good odds but it also has the potential to be a real coupon buster. A safer market to delve into might be the total goals market; the bookies have more of a clear view on how they feel that might play out in this match with the under 2.5 goals option odds on.

Check out the predicted lineups ahead of Reading vs QPR

Reading

Reading are without four injured players for this game including Tyrese Fornah, who is probably the most notable of the absentees. The Royals made some changes for the cup last week and, after a good performance, a few of those might make the starting XI here.

Predicted lineup – Lumley (GK), McIntyre, Dann, Yiadom, Hoilett, Ince, Loum, Hendrick, Abrefa, Joao, Long

QPR

QPR suffered FA Cup humiliation at the hands of lower league opposition last week so, unlike their hosts, there are unlikely to have been anyone put much credit in the bank from that game. We'll likely see the likes of Andre Dozzell and Nicholas Hamalainen drop to the bench.

Predicted lineup – Dieng (GK), Kakay, Dickie, Dunne, Paal, Field, Chair, Roberts, Willock, Iroegbunam, Dykes

Starting Lineups

Reading

Reading
24
Naby Sarr
fr
12
Rahman Baba
gh
1
Joe Lumley
gb
17
Andy Yiadom
gh
10
Tom Ince
gb
8
Jeff Hendrick
ie
23
Junior Hoilett
ca
22
Mamadou Loum N'Diaye
sn
4
Sam Hutchinson
gb
3
Tom Holmes
gb
2
Andy Carroll
gb
Substitutes
5
Tom McIntyre
gb
27
Amadou Mbengue
sn
11
Yakou Meite
fr
7
Shane Long
ie
6
Scott Dann
gb
9
Lucas Joao
pt
21
Dean Bouzanis
au

QPR

QPR
22
Kenneth Paal
nl
3
Jimmy Dunne
ie
9
Lyndon Dykes
gb
15
Sam Field
gb
27
Ethan Laird
gb
47
Tim Iroegbunam
gb
10
Ilias Chair
ma
7
Chris Willock
gb
1
Seny Dieng
sn
4
Rob Dickie
gb
11
Tyler Roberts
gb
Substitutes
2
Osman Kakay
sl
17
Andre Dozzell
gb
13
Jordan Archer
gb
20
Taylor Richards
gb
18
Jamal Lowe
jm
5
Jake Clarke-Salter
gb
37
Albert Adomah
gh

*Starting lineups are usually announced one hour prior to kick off.

Player to watch

Lyndon Dykes is always a handful for QPR and he'll be exactly the same in this game. He came out of last weeks cup loss with a small amount of credit in the bank after setting up the R's goal and, more importantly, he has a great record against Reading. His last three games against Reading have seen him score five times!

Check out the latest standings

Championship
# Team P W D L +/- Points
1 Ipswich

Ipswich

43 26 11 6 32 89
2 Leicester

Leicester

42 28 4 10 41 88
3 Leeds

Leeds

43 26 9 8 42 87
4 Southampton

Southampton

42 25 9 8 30 84
5 West Brom

West Brom

43 20 12 11 24 72
6 Norwich

Norwich

43 21 8 14 16 71
7 Hull

Hull

42 18 11 13 8 65
8 Coventry

Coventry

42 17 12 13 14 63
9 Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough

43 18 9 16 5 63
10 Preston

Preston

43 18 9 16 -4 63
11 Cardiff

Cardiff

43 18 5 20 -12 59
12 Bristol City

Bristol City

43 16 10 17 4 58
13 Sunderland

Sunderland

43 16 8 19 2 56
14 Swansea

Swansea

43 14 11 18 -9 53
15 Watford

Watford

43 12 16 15 1 52
16 Millwall

Millwall

43 13 11 19 -13 50
17 Blackburn

Blackburn

43 13 10 20 -14 49
18 Plymouth

Plymouth

43 12 12 19 -8 48
19 QPR

QPR

43 12 11 20 -17 47
20 Stoke

Stoke

43 12 11 20 -19 47
21 Birmingham

Birmingham

43 12 9 22 -16 45
22 Huddersfield

Huddersfield

43 9 17 17 -23 44
23 Sheff Wed

Sheff Wed

43 12 8 23 -31 44
24 Rotherham

Rotherham

43 4 11 28 -53 23

A quickfire FAQ on Reading vs QPR

Reading vs QPR prediction

  • Where is the match being played? – Select Car Leasing Stadium
  • Who do the bookmakers have as favourites? – Reading
  • What time does the match kick off?  3 PM GMT

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