QPR and Blackburn clash in a basement battle at Ewood Park on Saturday. At stake is a place in the relegation zone, with QPR likely to sink into the drop zone if Blackburn pull of the win and exit it.
Blackburn and QPR have clashed just three times in the past decade, with two of these fixtures played out in the FA Cup. Blackburn won both of those matches (at home), while QPR managed to pull of a draw when they hosted Blackburn in the Premier League earlier this season.
QPR last defeated Blackburn at Ewood Park back in 1999 when the two clubs clashed in the Football Championship.
Blackburn must be feeling a bit frail coming into this match, having suffered a 7-1 thrashing at the hands of Arsenal. The club has now lost three, drawn one and won one of their last five games.
Blackburn’s strikers haven’t been scoring freely, with just 6 goals scored in five matches. Defence has been the real headache, as they’ve been unable to staunch the flow of goals with 13 conceded in five games.
QPR aren’t in a happy place either, having failed to win in three matches, after taking two consecutive wins. While QPR managed to contain Chelsea in defeat, and pulled off a draw against Aston Villa, in their last five games, their efforts haven’t been enough to prevent them from sinking towards relegation.
QPR have scored 7 goals in their last five games. Defence is on the loose side, with 6 goals conceded in the same time. With just one win from 12 matches, QPR looked destined to return to the Championship just one season after winning it.
Blackburn haven’t been favourites many times this season, but given that QPR have won just three away games this season with the last away win achieved in early November, the home team will fancy their chances of getting a win.
Basement battles are as unpredictable as clashes between the top four, but this just doesn’t look to be QPR’s season, and our Blackburn vs Queen Park Rangers betting tip is to back Blackburn to get the result with a free bet from William Hill.
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