QPR play Fulham on Saturday in a match they can’t afford to lose. With four games passing without a win, QPR are just 1 point away from the relegation zone, and every home game is one they’ll need to take points from if they are to avoid a return to the Championship after just one season in the top flight.
Fulham and QPR have met just once in the last decade, and QPR won’t have fond memories of that meeting. The event in question took place earlier this season when QPR travelled to Fulham to be thrashed 6-0 by the Cottagers.
The last time QPR hosted Fulham was in the Championship in 2001, when Fulham pulled of a 2-0 away win. QPR have never beaten Fulham in the history of the two clubs.
With three losses, a draw and a single win from their last five matches, it doesn’t appear as if this trend will be reversed any time soon. QPR last won against Wigan in late January, and have since lost to the likes of Wolverhampton and Blackburn.
Surprisingly QPR are managing to score goals, with 8 put away in the last five games. It’s defence where things have gone wrong, with 9 goals conceded during this period.
Fulham, meanwhile, continues to seesaw between victory and defeat with two wins, two losses and a draw on record for their last five matches – including a massive home win against Newcastle, and a 3-0 thrashing from Man City.
Fulham have put away 9 goals in their last five games, with 5 of these contributed by their win over the Magpies. Unfortunately defence has been letting them in at the same rate, with 9 goals conceded.
QPR could win this match, given their decent attack and the weak Fulham defence. Likewise Fulham won’t be feeling overly intimidated by a side that has never beaten them.
One thing’s for sure – there will be goals in this game. The two teams have put away a cumulative 17 goals in their last five games, and have let in a cumulative 18 during the same period.
Our QPR vs Fulham betting tip is therefore to take a bet on over 2.75 goals being scored in this fixture at top odds from Bet365.
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