QPR vs Leeds predictions and betting tips for this Tuesday evening Championship match on February 26th with an anytime goalscorer tip and goals prediction included.
Leeds’ game in hand offers them a chance to go top of the table with the Whites travelling to West London on Tuesday evening to face Steve McClaren’s QPR. The Whites were a little lucky to take all three points on Saturday, relying on a heavily deflected goal and some dubious goalkeeping. QPR lost limpy at the Riverside Stadium, but they’ve previously been playing well at Loftus Road, despite their long winless run. Bielsa’s men may have to settle for a point. See our QPR vs Leeds predictions below.
Boxing Day was the last time that QPR tasted victory, and they will be keen to end their seven-match losing streak here. Sides rarely lose eight games in a row, and the R’s have been showing signs of life in West London. They spurned the opportunity to level matters against Birmingham, scoring three times against the Blues, but missing from the spot in the dying embers of the game. They scored twice against WBA, and were undone by a late strike (again). They have plenty of firepower in their squad, and they do possess some quality players. However, it’s their defence which has caused problems this season, and they must address that issue. Leeds could go top with a victory here and they’ll be hoping to return to the summit. It’s a game-in-hand, and they will be expected to take three points. However, they haven’t been firing on all cylinders lately, and they were lucky at the weekend. Bielsa’s side haven’t been quite as effective on the road, and they’ve won just one of their last four away games. A point would fire the Whites above Sheffield United, and they may have to settle for that. I’m wary of writing off QPR, and they have shown plenty of purpose at Loftus Road recently. Leeds have only won one of their last five trips to this stadium and QPR +1 is the first of our Championship betting tips.
Leeds may have lost Kemar Roofe, but they still have Patrick Bamford, who should receive plenty of service throughout this match. Marcelo Bielsa’s side create plenty of opportunities, and they have a number of flair players. The Whites have netted in every single away match this campaign, and they are likely to continue that run here. They are facing one of the league’s most porous defences, and they should find the back of the net. QPR have netted six times in their last three home matches, and although they didn’t score at the weekend, they are always a threat at home. Both Teams to Score? Yes looks a realistic option and it is the second of our QPR vs Leeds betting tips for Tuesday evening.
Matt Smith has causing plenty of problems for the opposition in recent weeks, and he netted twice against Birmingham at Loftus Road recently. He also scored against Portsmouth in the FA Cup, and his height can give the Leeds defence serious problems here. He’s only got six goals this season, but five of those have come in 2019, and he’s hit top form since the turn of the year. Steve McClaren likes to mix up his forward-line, but Smith is likely to play some part in this fixture. Matt Smith is the third of our Championship predictions for this evening’s crucial game.
Leeds are understandably starting as the favourites for this fixture, and given their lofty league position, it’s unsurprising to see them priced up at 19/20. QPR will be hoping to avoid another defeat and they are 16/5 to collect three points, and take a step towards safety. The draw is available at 13/5.
The bookies cannot decide how many goals will be scored in this game, with Over 2.5 Goals and Under 2.5 Goals both priced at 10/11. 2-3 Goals Exactly may be the best way of approaching this game, and it can be backed at 11/10.
Patrick Bamford netted from the spot at the weekend, and he can be backed at 15/4 to grab the opener. Nahki Wells is always a dangerman and can be backed at 13/2 to net the first goal of the game. Our anytime goalscorer selection – Matt Smith can be backed at 15/2 to break the deadlock.