Sheffield Wednesday vs Queens Park Rangers prediction, odds and bettting tips – 16/12/23

Sheff Wed
16/12/23 - 15:00

Finished

2

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1

QPR

Sheff Wed - QPR

England Championship - Hillsborough Stadium

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

It’s arguably the biggest game of the season for two teams fighting down at the bottom end of the Championship as both Sheffield Wednesday and Queens Park Rangers look to get a crucial three points ahead of the hectic winter period.

Sheffield Wednesday vs QPR prediction – Betting tips & odds

Hot Tip – a draw

  • Both these sides sit in the relegation zone with a dreadful combined goals scored record of 33 in 42 Championship games
  • This has also seen the two relegation-fighting teams win a combined eight matches from the 42 fixtures

We have also decided to back a draw because of how there have been more draws than wins for the two teams. Sheffield Wednesday head into this game with four draws on the board and only three wins, while QPR have the same amount of draws as wins (5). 

Latest Sheffield Wednesday vs QPR odds

Head to Head

10/04/21

England Championship CHA

QPR

QPR

Sheff Wed

Sheff Wed

4

1

03/10/20

England Championship CHA

Sheff Wed

Sheff Wed

QPR

QPR

1

1

11/07/20

England Championship CHA

QPR

QPR

Sheff Wed

Sheff Wed

0

3

24/01/20

England FA Cup FA Cup

QPR

QPR

Sheff Wed

Sheff Wed

1

2

31/08/19

England Championship CHA

Sheff Wed

Sheff Wed

QPR

QPR

1

2

Last Five - Sheff Wed

24/02/24

England Championship CHA

Bristol City

Bristol City

Sheff Wed

Sheff Wed

1

2

W

17/02/24

England Championship CHA

Millwall

Millwall

Sheff Wed

Sheff Wed

0

2

W

13/02/24

England Championship CHA

Leicester

Leicester

Sheff Wed

Sheff Wed

2

0

L

09/02/24

England Championship CHA

Birmingham

Birmingham

Sheff Wed

Sheff Wed

0

2

W

06/02/24

England FA Cup FA Cup

Coventry

Coventry

Sheff Wed

Sheff Wed

4

1

L

Last Five - QPR

24/02/24

England Championship CHA

Rotherham

Rotherham

QPR

QPR

1

2

W

17/02/24

England Championship CHA

Bristol City

Bristol City

QPR

QPR

0

1

W

14/02/24

England Championship CHA

Stoke

Stoke

QPR

QPR

1

0

L

10/02/24

England Championship CHA

Norwich

Norwich

QPR

QPR

2

2

D

03/02/24

England Championship CHA

Blackburn

Blackburn

QPR

QPR

1

2

W

Win probability

  • HOME: 11/8 (2.83) – 42.1%
  • DRAW: 11/5 (3.2) – 31.3%
  • AWAY: 21/10 (3.1) – 32.3%

For more football betting tips on this game, check out the under 2.5 goals alongside our Sheffield Wednesday vs QPR betting tips.

The majority of the games involving these two sides have seen under 2.5 goals. In fact, QPR have only seen over 2.5 goals come in within three of their past 10 games, with only one of those matches seeing them defeat Stoke City.

Wednesday also continue to struggle in front of goal, and by netting just 14 times, the Owls head into this game with the fewest amount of goals scored in the Championship.

Odds are currently at 8/13 (1.62) for under 2.5 goals once more, which gives an implied probability of 61.9%.

Sheffield Wednesday vs QPR prediction – Other tips

Correct Score: 1-1

  • Neither one of these sides have managed to put together a good run of form so far and they both sit in the relegation zone after 21 games
  • Wednesday have also won just three games this season, with only two of those coming at home

Under 2.5 goals

  • Wednesday have the fewest goals in the league this season with a dreadful record of 14 from 21 matches
  • The club have also only seen over 2.5 goals within one of their three league wins, as they beat Blackburn 3-1

Sheffield Wednesday vs QPR Lineups

Sheffield Wednesday

The poor run of form from the Owls has also been coupled with a few injuries. Josh Windass has barely played this season due to an ongoing muscle injury and he won't play again in 2023. Dominic Iorfa and Mallik Wilks make up more concerns in the physio room.

Predicted Lineup: Dawson (GK), Famewo, Ihiekwe, Diaby, Palmer, Bannan, Vaulks, Byers, Musaba, Cadamarteri, Paterson

QPR

Jack Colback could return to action here after a bout on the sidelines, but Morgan Fox and Jake Clarke-Salter are both out injured still.

Predicted Lineup: Begovic (GK), Kakay, Cook, Dunne, Paal, Dozzell, Field, Kelman, Chair, Willock, Dykes

Sheff Wed

Sheff Wed
4-3-3
42
Bailey Tye Cadamarteri
gb
23
Akin Famewo
gb
5
Bambo Diaby Diaby
es
14
Pol Valentu00edn
es
17
Di'Shon Bernard
jm
1
Cameron Dawson
gb
45
Anthony Musaba
nl
4
Will Vaulks
gb
13
Callum Paterson
gb
18
Marvin Johnson
gb
10
Barry Bannan
gb
Substitutes
41
Djeidi Gassama
fr
2
Liam Palmer
gb
20
Michael Ihiekwe
gb
36
Devis Vasquez
co
27
Ashley Fletcher
gb
33
Reece James
gb
21
John Buckley
gb
8
George Byers
gb
19
Tyreeq Bakinson
gb

QPR

QPR
4-2-3-1
30
Sinclair Armstrong
ie
19
Elijah Dixon-Bonner
gb
20
Reggie Cannon
us
8
Sam Field
gb
6
Jake Clarke-Salter
gb
10
Ilias Chair
ma
3
Jimmy Dunne
ie
11
Paul Smyth
gb
17
Andre Dozzell
gb
1
Asmir Begovic
ba
22
Kenneth Paal
sr
Substitutes
5
Steve Cook
gb
34
Rafferty Pedder
gb
29
Aaron Drewe
gb
13
Jordan Archer
gb
7
Chris Willock
gb
24
Stephen Duke-McKenna
gy
18
Taylor Richards
gb
9
Lyndon Dykes
gb
2
Osman Kakay
sl

*Lineups are usually announced 1hr before kick-off

Player to Watch: Lyndon Dykes

Although it’s hard to single out one player after such poor starts to the season, we have looked at Scotland international, Lyndon Dykes, for this game. 

The striker is the joint top scorer across these two teams with three goals so far, and if QPR are to get anything out of this game, he likely has a say. Dykes has also had 34 shots this season and continues to be somewhat of a threat.

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Grant is a British sports writer based in America and was previously content head for Footy Accumulators. He has been covering football, boxing and MMA since leaving university in 2019 with a degree in Multimedia Sports Journalism.