Sunderland vs QPR prediction, odds and betting tips 16/03/2024

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Sunderland vs QPR prediction
Sunderland looking to snap a six-game losing streak Picture by Ross Johnston/Focus Images/Sipa – Photo by Icon Sport

Sunderland appear to have very little to play for sitting 11 points off the play-offs and nine points above the bottom three. However, QPR know a win on the road could see them extend their gap to the drop zone to four points.

Sunderland vs QPR prediction: Vistors confident of causing an upset

Sunderland vs QPR predictions
Our pick

🔥Hot tip

Over 2.5 goals

⚽ Correct score prediction

Sunderland 2-2 QPR

⚽️ Anytime goalscorer

Illias Chair

Key stats

  • Sunderland are on their worst run of form this season losing six in a row
  • The Black Cats have scored just once in their last two home games
  • Both teams have scored in three of QPR's previous four matches

Pre-game odds and win probability: Sunderland tipped to end horrid run

Home: 13/10 (2.3) – 43.5%

Draw: 9/4 (3.25) – 30.8%

Away: 2/1 (3.0) – 33.3%

Despite Sunderland being the clear favourites, it's only natural to not trust them given how poor their recent form has been. Therefore, we'd suggest checking out some of our other free betting tips which you may find more enticing.

As we've backed in our above table, you may fancy punting on a goalscorer in this tough clash instead of an outright winner. We have already tipped a lot of first goalscorers for this week across Europe on our betting insights page, so perhaps going for star man, Ilias Chair, to put QPR on his back and net first may well be worth the money.

Last five H2Hs: Black Cats have the psychological edge

These two have met quite often over the last few years in the Championship before that, the Premier League and the Balck Cats have dominated. Sunderland have scored six goals over the last two meetings while also picking up two wins in the process.

England Championship 16/09/23

QPR

QPR

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Sunderland

Sunderland

3

England Championship 14/02/23

QPR

QPR

0
Sunderland

Sunderland

3

England Championship 13/08/22

Sunderland

Sunderland

2
QPR

QPR

2

England EFL Cup 26/10/21

QPR

QPR

0 (1)
Sunderland

Sunderland

0 (3)

England Championship 10/03/18

QPR

QPR

1
Sunderland

Sunderland

0

Sunderland preview: Must-not lose game to stop the rot

As mentioned above, Sunderland have lost six games in a row, but going even further back it's just two wins in 12 across all competitions. The Black Cats have little chance of the play-offs, so now it's all about pride.

Predicted lineup: Patters (GK) – Hjelde, Styles, Seelt, Hume – Neil – Ba, Bellingham, Aouchiche, Mudle – Rusyn

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Sheff Wed

Sheff Wed

2

Sunderland

Sunderland

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England Championship 27/04/24

L

Watford

Watford

1

Sunderland

Sunderland

0

England Championship 20/04/24

L

Millwall

Millwall

1

Sunderland

Sunderland

0

England Championship 13/04/24

W

West Brom

West Brom

0

Sunderland

Sunderland

1

England Championship 09/04/24

D

Leeds

Leeds

0

Sunderland

Sunderland

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QPR preview: Away form could help them beat the drop

Despite being engulfed in a fierce relegation battle QPR are one of the form sides down the wrong end of the Championship table, especially away from home. The Rs have lost just once on the road in their last five matches, so Sunderland know they're set for a tough evening.

Predicted lineup: Begovic (GK) – Paal, Clarke-Salter, Cook, Dunne – Hayden, Colback – Chair, Andersen, Willock – Dykes

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

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Hull

Hull

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QPR

QPR

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England Championship 09/04/24

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Plymouth

Plymouth

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QPR

QPR

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Sunderland's Jobe Bellingham
Jobe Bellingham has six goals for Sunderland, including one last weekend Picture by Ross Johnston/Focus Images/Sipa USA – Photo by Icon Sport

Player to watch – Jobe Bellingham

A bargain signing given his potential, Jobe Bellinghma has been handed a significant amount of first-team minutes this season, although they have not always transpired into positive results or performances.

Bellingham to take the game by the scruff of its neck

Given he's still only 18, Bellingham has had a solid personal season on Wearside netting six goals as well as registering one assist. He's also one of the players who very often plays at least 80 minutes, so he's likely going to have a big say on this fixture, especially after he found the back of the net last weekend away to Southampton so is in a good run of form.


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