QPR vs Southampton prediction, odds & betting tips 23/12/2023

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England Championship - Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium

QPR and Southampton clash at MATRADE Loftus Road in the English Championship on Saturday, December 23rd. Can the Saints maintain their playoff push with a win over struggling Rangers? Read our Championship predictions along with the latest odds for the fixture below in our detailed match preview.

QPR vs Southampton – Betting tips & odds

Hot Tip – Both Teams to Score (3/4)

  • QPR managed to score in four of their last five Championship fixtures.
  • BTTS landed in five of Southampton’s last six away matches in the league.

Southampton are in playoff-contending form in the Championship, though the Saints have found it difficult to keep clean sheets on the road. Both teams notched in five of their last six away tests in the division and the same outcome looks possible when they visit QPR.

Latest odds

Head to Head

26/08/23

England Championship CHA

Southampton

Southampton

QPR

QPR

2

1

07/02/15

England Premier League EPL

QPR

QPR

Southampton

Southampton

0

1

27/09/14

England Premier League EPL

Southampton

Southampton

QPR

QPR

2

1

Last Five - QPR

06/07/24

Europe Friendlies Europe

Farnham

Farnham

QPR

QPR

4

0

L

04/05/24

England Championship CHA

Coventry

Coventry

QPR

QPR

1

2

W

26/04/24

England Championship CHA

Leeds

Leeds

QPR

QPR

0

4

W

20/04/24

England Championship CHA

Preston

Preston

QPR

QPR

0

1

W

13/04/24

England Championship CHA

Hull

Hull

QPR

QPR

3

0

L

Last Five - Southampton

26/05/24

England Championship CHA

Leeds

Leeds

Southampton

Southampton

0

1

W

17/05/24

England Championship CHA

West Brom

West Brom

Southampton

Southampton

1

3

W

12/05/24

England Championship CHA

West Brom

West Brom

Southampton

Southampton

0

0

D

04/05/24

England Championship CHA

Leeds

Leeds

Southampton

Southampton

1

2

W

27/04/24

England Championship CHA

Stoke

Stoke

Southampton

Southampton

1

0

L

Win probability

  • HOME: 18/5 (4.60) – 21.7%
  • DRAW: 13/5 (3.60) – 27.8%
  • AWAY: 3/5 (1.60) – 62.5%

Southampton are the expected winners on Saturday and the probability of an away win has been set at 62.5%. Over 2.5 goals meanwhile – which landed in the Saints’ last match against Blackburn – can be added to coupons at 5/6 (1.83). That outcome comes equipped with an implied probability of 54.5%. If can view more QPR vs Southampton betting tips below.

QPR vs Southampton prediction – Other tips

QPR 1-1 Southampton: Correct score (11/2)

  • Each of Southampton’s last three away games in the Championship finished 1-1.
  • The Saints hit exactly one goal in six of their last eight matches in the Championship overall.

Southampton to Score First (4/7)

  • Southampton scored the first goal in seven of their last eight away games.
  • Only Ipswich have hit more first half goals than Southampton overall this term.

QPR vs Southampton prediction

QPR vs Southampton Team News

QPR

Defender Morgan Fox is injured and unavailable for QPR while midfielder Jack Colback is a light doubt with a knock. Rangers lost 2-1 at relegation rivals Sheffield Wednesday in their last assignment.

Predicted Lineup for QPR: Begovic – Cannon, Dunne, Clarke-Salter, Paal – Dixon-Bonner, Field, Dozzell – Smyth, Chair, Armstrong

Southampton

Ross Stewart, Kamaldeen Sulemana and Juan Larios are out of action for Southampton. The Saints let loose in a superb 4-0 win over Blackburn though they did net two of their goal deep into injury time against Rovers.

Predicted Lineup for Southampton: Bazunu – Bree, Harwood-Bellis, Bednarek, Walker-Peters – Smallbone, Downes, S. Armstrong – Edozie, A. Armstrong, Aribo

Confirmed lineups will appear here around 60 minutes before kickoff.

QPR

QPR
4-3-3
1
Asmir Begovic
ba
19
Elijah Dixon-Bonner
gb
20
Reggie Cannon
us
8
Sam Field
gb
9
Lyndon Dykes
gb
17
Andre Dozzell
gb
3
Jimmy Dunne
ie
10
Ilias Chair
ma
6
Jake Clarke-Salter
gb
7
Chris Willock
gb
22
Kenneth Paal
sr
Substitutes
30
Sinclair Armstrong
ie
11
Paul Smyth
gb
2
Osman Kakay
sl
21
Ziyad Larkeche
fr
13
Jordan Archer
gb
23
Charlie Kelman
us
18
Taylor Richards
gb
29
Aaron Drewe
gb
37
Albert Adomah
gh

Southampton

Southampton
4-3-2-1
31
Gavin Bazunu
ie
9
Adam Armstrong
gb
21
Taylor Harwood-Bellis
gb
16
William Smallbone
ie
23
Samuel Edozie
gb
4
Flynn Downes
gb
17
Stuart Armstrong
gb
7
Joe Aribo
ng
14
James Bree
gb
2
Kyle Walker-Peters
gb
35
Jan Bednarek
pl
Substitutes
13
Joe Lumley
gb
18
Sekou Mara
fr
22
Carlos Alcaraz
ar
10
Che Adams
gb
3
Ryan Manning
ie
6
Mason Holgate
gb
26
Ryan Fraser
gb
5
Jack Stephens
gb
24
Shea Charles
gb

You can find more of our best football betting tips by visiting our dedicated prediction-packed page.

Player to Watch – Flynn Downes

Flynn Downes has been Southampton’s chief enforcer in midfield this season and the 24-year-old has been averaging 1.9 tackles and 1.6 interceptions per game in the Championship since August. Downes’ ability to stick his foot in could be needed in a tough test at QPR on Saturday.


Simon Winter is a professional football tipster and sports journalist with over ten years in the industry. Best known for his time with Racing Post, Simon has also had work published by Freesupertips, Bloomberg Sports, bet365, Paddy Power, Colossus Bets, These Football Times and more. Simon covers the Bundesliga and Serie A for Football Whispers.