QPR vs Watford prediction, odds & betting tips 14/01/2024

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England Championship - Vicarage Road

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

It's time for our Championship predictions ahead of QPR vs Watford on Sunday. The hosts have struggled this season and look set for a relegation battle, while Watford have an outside chance of making the play-offs.

QPR vs Watford prediction – Betting tips & odds

Hot Tip – Watford to Win

  • Watford beat QPR 4-0 in the pair's reverse league fixture back in August.
  • Watford have won four of their last six matches in league and cup.

Another reason that we have backed Watford to win as our main prediction for this game is that QPR have lost five of their last six outings in all competitions.

Latest odds

Head to Head

05/08/23

England Championship CHA

Watford

Watford

QPR

QPR

4

0

11/03/23

England Championship CHA

QPR

QPR

Watford

Watford

1

0

27/08/22

England Championship CHA

Watford

Watford

QPR

QPR

2

3

01/02/21

England Championship CHA

Watford

Watford

QPR

QPR

1

2

21/11/20

England Championship CHA

QPR

QPR

Watford

Watford

1

1

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

Last Five - Watford

24/02/24

England Championship CHA

Huddersfield

Huddersfield

Watford

Watford

2

1

L

17/02/24

England Championship CHA

Rotherham

Rotherham

Watford

Watford

0

1

W

13/02/24

England Championship CHA

Norwich

Norwich

Watford

Watford

4

2

L

10/02/24

England Championship CHA

Leicester

Leicester

Watford

Watford

2

1

L

06/02/24

England FA Cup FA Cup

Southampton

Southampton

Watford

Watford

3

0

L

Win probability

  • HOME: 135/67 (3.01) – 33.2%
  • DRAW: 23/10 (3.30) – 30.3%
  • AWAY: 13/8 (2.63) – 38.1%

Watford are the expected winners of this game with a probability of 38.1%, and we tend to agree with the bookmakers on this pick. For more football betting tips on the game, check out the Both Teams to Score market.

You can back Watford striker Mileta Rajovic to score in this game at 5/2 (3.50) which has a probability of 28.6%, or you could go with QPR's Lyndon Dykes at 3/1 (4.00) with a probability of 25%.

QPR vs Watford prediction – Other tips

Correct Score: 1-2

  • Watford haven't kept a clean sheet in any of their last eleven matches in all competitions.
  • QPR have conceded at least two goals in four of their last six fixtures.

Both Teams to Score

  • Both teams have found the back of the net in each of Watford's last six matches.
  • Three of the last five meetings between these two clubs have ended with both teams scoring.

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QPR vs Watford team news

QPR

QPR had the home advantage against Cardiff City last time out but failed to make it count. The Welsh side took the lead in the sixteenth minute but QPR equalised early in the second forty-five through Paul Smyth. However, the Londoners slipped behind again in the seventy-fourth minute and this time, there was no coming back.

Jack Colback is the main injury concern for QPR ahead of a tough home game against Watford on Sunday.

Predicted Lineup: Begović (GK), Paal, Clarke-Salter, Dunne, Cannon, Larkeche, Dozzell, Field, Dixon-Bonner, Smyth & Dykes

Watford

Watford made the trip to the south coast to face Plymouth on New Year's Day, where the two sides played out an epic six-goal thriller. Watford took the lead early on through Edo Kayembe but found themselves 2-1 down by the twenty-seventh minute. Ismael Kone's goal looked to have been enough to send Watford in level at the break but Plymouth made it 3-2 in the forty-second minute. There was only one goal in the second half and it went the way of Watford. Ryan Andrews equalised for the visitors shortly before the hour mark and the game ended in a 3-3 draw.

Jeremy Ngakia and Jamal Lewis both missed the Plymouth game and aren't expected back from injury before Watford take on QPR this weekend.

Predicted Lineup: Hamer (GK), Hoedt, Porteous, Morris, Andrews, Livermore, Chakvetadze, Kayembe, Koné, Rajović & Martins

QPR

QPR
4-2-3-1
1
Asmir Begovic
ba
30
Sinclair Armstrong
ie
20
Reggie Cannon
us
8
Sam Field
gb
9
Lyndon Dykes
gb
3
Jimmy Dunne
ie
10
Ilias Chair
ma
6
Jake Clarke-Salter
gb
7
Chris Willock
gb
22
Kenneth Paal
sr
4
Jack Colback
gb
Substitutes
40
Matteo Salamon
gb
29
Aaron Drewe
gb
21
Ziyad Larkeche
fr
19
Elijah Dixon-Bonner
gb
37
Albert Adomah
gh
17
Andre Dozzell
gb
11
Paul Smyth
gb
5
Steve Cook
gb
15
Morgan Fox
gb

Watford

Watford
4-1-4-1
16
Giorgi Chakvetadze
ge
18
Yaser Asprilla
co
24
Tom Dele-Bashiru
ng
4
Wesley Hoedt
nl
26
Ben Hamer
gb
42
James Morris
gb
14
Rhys Healey
gb
3
Francisco Sierralta
cl
8
Jake Livermore
gb
45
Ryan Andrews
gb
37
Matheus Martins
br
Substitutes
17
Jorge Leguin Cabezas Hurtado
co
52
Aidan Coyne
au
59
Jack Grieves
gb
11
Ismael Kone
ca
9
Mileta Rajovic
dk
15
Matthew Pollock
gb
5
Ryan Porteous
gb
7
Tom Ince
gb
1
Daniel Bachmann
at

*Lineups are usually announced 1hr before kick-off

Player to Watch: Mileta Rajovic

Watford's Danish forward Mileta Rajovic top scores this season with eight league goals, and we're backing him to impress against QPR on Sunday.

The 24-year-old is enjoying his first season in English football after making the move from Swedish side Kalmar in the summer. QPR don't have the best of defensive records and Rajovic will be looking to exploit any mistakes in their backline this weekend as he edges closer to double figures for the season.


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A lifelong Evertonian, James started writing for an Everton fan site in the mid-2000s and then developed his own blog covering football transfers from across Europe's big leagues before becoming a regular match preview and betting tips writer for Biggest Free Bets. James moved to Free Super Tips next, and then Racing Post, where he worked as a full-time writer for a few years, taking on extra responsibilities such as creating the schedule and assigning out work. Following that, James wrote for a number of websites including Fore Bet before joining Football Whispers in December 2020.