Crystal Palace v QPR predictions and football betting tips for this weekend’s Premier League match.
QPR may well have broken their away day hoodoo back in February with a victory over Sunderland, but these remain their only points gleaned away from Loftus Road this season. Crystal Palace, invigorated by Alan Pardew’s return to the club, will be confident of adding to their recent fine form in Saturday’s lunchtime kick-off.
Since Pardew's return, Palace have finally found the type of the form worthy of keeping them in the division. They have notched 13 points from 8 games under his stewardship and if they can continue in this vein, four more victories should be enough to secure them Premiership football for another year.
An 83rd minute goal from Sadio Mane was all that separated Palace from 7th placed Southampton at St Mary’s in their last match. The Eagles played well but just couldn't find the same cutting edge they displayed in their 3-1 victory over West Ham 3 days earlier. The win over West Ham on the final day of February was full of class and quality finishing. In the final stages of the match they resisted a Hammers onslaught with just 10 men and proved that they are now an organised and confident defensive unit.
QPR on the other hand are far from organised. They have conceded in all but one of their past 20 away games. 29 goals conceded and just 9 goals scored on their travels in the Premiership bodes for another miserable away day for Rangers. Their only away win against Sunderland came in Chris Ramsey’s second game in charge following the departure of Harry Redknapp. Ramsey may well have broken the away day curse, but his team still don't do the basics right and come the end of the season, this will probably cost them dear. They have already been defeated by fellow strugglers Burnley and Hull away from Loftus Road and I am expecting yet another away day defeat for QPR in this one.
Palace have a 30% win ratio at Selhurst Park in their last 20 matches, but against teams positioned below them in the table this ratio is 55% in the past 20. Given the stats as well as the Pardew effect, I am expecting a comfortable home win. Not much in QPR’s form suggests that they are going to gain anything from this match. Three points from a possible 24 is relegation form if ever you saw it. They concede simple goals time and time again and Palace have the players to put them to the sword. The only glimmer of hope for QPR seems to be that they have scored in 5 out of 6 of their last away games and Palace have conceded in each of their last 6 home games. Therefore, my first football-betting tip is for Palace to win and both teams to score. The best odds can be found with Coral at 16/5.
My second Crystal Palace v QPR betting tip is simply for both teams to score. Odds of 10/11 can be found with Betfred.
Looking through all the stats and all the previous results between these clubs when faced with similar teams, the most likely results I can see are a 2-0 home win or a 2-1 home win. I have been inclined to think QPR will score in this game and so my third and final Crystal Palace v QPR prediction is for Palace to win 2-1. Odds of 8/1 are available with Bet Victor.
Palace to win and both teams to score – 16/5 with Coral: sign-up bet £5 get £20 free.
Both teams to score – 10/11 with Betfred: sign-up bet £10 get £30 free.
Palace to win 2-1 – 8/1 with Bet Victor: sign-up get £25 free.
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