Nottingham Forest vs QPR: Predictions, Betting Tips & Odds
Playoff chasing Nottingham Forest welcome QPR for a clash that will tell us who could be Premier League-elect and who needs more time in England’s second tier.
The Championship is an unpredictable beast, four games into the season and it was all doom and gloom at Loftus Road especially after Steve McClaren’s men had a suffered a 7-1 humiliation at the hands of West Brom.
However, since then, former England gaffer McClaren has guided his Hoops to just five points off the playoffs whilst for their opponents, things are looking even brighter.
Former European champions Nottingham Forest are often referred to as being a sleeping giant but finally they may awaken as Aitor Karanka appears to be getting a tune out of his Forest side as he aims to repeat his promotion achievements with Middlesbrough in 2016.
Forest recorded back to back wins over QPR last season with goals in abundance. This season is a different story, but with home advantage look a solid prediction to make it three in a row over the Hoops.
Forest have only lost twice at home all season but with only 13 goals at the City Ground sit in the bottom half of the table when it comes to home goals scored.
That makes for a low scoring affair especially considering QPR have only netted 11 on the road and a narrow 1-0 home win the prediction.
- Under 1.5 goals
Forest have only netted four goals in their last five home Championship encounters but have also kept three clean sheets in that time making this the best bet with famous betting sites for goal market value.
- 0-0 at halftime
Two of Forest’s last three home games has been scoreless at the break whilst QPR have only managed 11 on the road all season.
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Head to Head
The pair have a rich history of competition, but it was Forest who currently own bragging rights after completing the double over the Hoops last season.
A 4-0 thumping at the City Ground was backed up with a thrilling 5-2 win at Loftus Road in February of this year.
Overall, Nottingham Forest have won 30 meetings over QPR with the Hoops winning 16 times and a total of 21 draws shared between the two.
- Remarkably Nottingham Forest has never lost to QPR at the City Ground.
- Nottingham Forest won the first ever meeting between the two 4-0.
- Forest’s Lewis Grabban has 14 goals to his name in the Championship this season.
- QPR have failed to score in 27% of their Championship matches so far this season.
- Forest have kept a clean sheet in 43% of their games this season.