The Majeski Stadium hosts Thursday night football from the Championship and we’ve got three betting tips for the match.
Reading vs QPR Preview
The Royals are having a very good season under new coach Jaap Stam who has taken to the Championship like a duck to water. His side are flying high and are looking to put the pressure on the teams around them by picking up three points here. They were outclassed in the FA Cup by Manchester United on Saturday lunchtime and Stam will need to ensure his sides minds are firmly back on their promotion push.
Reading have been excellent in Berkshire this season with the Majeski acting as a fortress. They’ve improved their away form and shown plenty of determination with a pair of last gasp 3-2 victories at Blackburn and Bristol City.
They’ve won 9 of their 11 matches and spirits are clearly high in the camp as the Dutch coach aims to mastermind an unlikely bid for the Premier League.
They have started their transfer business early in January with Tiago Llori on the brink of signing from Liverpool. Whether his paperwork has all been pushed through in time for him to feature here remains to be seen.
Victory here would give Reading their 6th consecutive home win and they’ve netted at least two goals in all of them.
QPR manager Ian Holloway can breathe a little easier after back to back wins in the league. After a barren run which saw them scored just four goals in ten Championship games, they’ve picked up a couple of 2-1 victories. They were a little fortuitous against Wolves with a late goal preventing Paul Lambert’s side from mounting a comeback. However, they deserved their victory against an out-of-sorts Ipswich and the Bristolian boss will be keen for his side to kick on.
They have given themselves a small amount of room to manoeuvre at the bottom of the table and are now five points clear of relegation.
They did suffer a defeat against Blackburn in the FA Cup at the weekend going down 2-1 to their fellow strugglers. R’s fans will be hoping heads don’t drop following the mini-resurgence.
Kazenga Lua Lua has been added on loan from Brighton and could cause a few problems for the opposition whilst Sebastian Polter leaves for Union Berlin having never really taken the Championship by storm.
Reading vs QPR Betting Predictions
Reading seem a nice price at home to secure their 6th consecutive victory and they should be backed. Our first Reading vs QPR prediction is 9/10 with Bet Victor.
Reading always score a few goals and have scored twice in eight of their ten Championship games home and away. Reading to score over 1.5 team goals is 5/6 with Bet365 and our second Reading vs QPR betting tip.
Yann Kermogant is a man in form and has netted three goals in his last two games so he’s the man to complete our bets on this Championship game. Kermogant to score anytime is 7/4 with Betfred.
Reading vs QPR Team News
Callum Harriot misses out for the Royals and defender Paul McShane hasn’t sufficiently recovered from a recent wrist injury. Stephen Quinn and Denis Rakels are both long term absentees.
Kazenga Lua Lua is expected to make his debut here, he could be given a start as Holloway looks to shake up his side. Michael Doughty has been recalled from his loan at Swindon and could play some part. Meanwhile Tjarron Chery is negotiating a move to China and is unlikely to feature.
Reading vs QPR Head to Head
These teams have seen a lot of each other in recent years and five of their last seven meetings have ended all square. The sides have played out two consecutive 1-1 draws.
QPR did nick all three points here back in December 2015 with a late Nedum Onuoha strike giving them their first victory here in four years.
Reading vs QPR Betting Odds
Reading are predictably the favourites given their league position and recent form and the odds of 9/10 or 5/6 are widely available.
QPR can be backed at around 10/3 with the draw available at 13/5 with most firms.
The Reading players dominate the goalscoring market with our choice Yann Kermogant leading the way followed by Dominic Samuel and Garath McCleary.
Reading vs QPR Betting Tips
Reading – 9/10 with Bet Victor: BET NOW.
Reading to score over 1.5 team goals – 5/6 with Bet365: BET NOW.
Yann Kermogant anytime goalscorer – 7/4 with Betfred: BET NOW.
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