QPR vs Blackpool prediction, betting tips and odds brought to you by oddschecker football expert George Gamble.
QPR vs Blackpool Stats
- Blackpool have failed to win any of their last eight visits to Loftus Road
- The visitors have created just two big chances so far this season
- The hosts have scored five goals across their previous two league matches
QPR vs Blackpool Tips
Betting Tip: Both Teams to Score No
The hosts return to Loftus Road after an incredible comeback in their last match away to Sunderland. The ‘Hoops’ went into the interval 2-0 down at the Stadium of Light but scored in the 87th minute to ensure a nervy end. The Hollywood script writers then had their say as goalkeeper Seny Dieng rose high in the box to head in a dramatic 92nd minute equaliser.
They will be buoyed by that result and they now welcome a Blackpool side who will be without a number of key players for this one. That includes striker Gary Madine which means it looks as though Blackpool may opt to deploy a false nine here.
The ‘Seasiders’ have failed to score in any of their previous three matches and have only scored once in all of their competitive matches so far this season. Boss Michael Appleton said “I think we were possibly a little naive at the back. We were trying to win the game, rather than protecting what we had” on his side losing 1-0 to Swansea. That suggests that right now he wants his side to keep things tight.
I just don’t see where the goals are going to come from for Blackpool and with such a quick turnaround from the weekend matches in the soaring heat, I think there is value to be had on both teams to score no.
Betting Tip: QPR win to nil
For many of the reasons I mentioned above, I think Blackpool will struggle to create chances. However, they’re susceptible from set-pieces whilst this is an area the hosts excel in, as we saw in their previous outing. The visitors are also vulnerable against counter-attacks and have already been caught out a few times this campaign.
There are so many different ways that QPR can hurt this Blackpool outfit and given that I think the visitors are going to struggle to fashion goalscoring opportunities, I've got to be siding with QPR on home soil.
This fixture has produced fewer than three goals in four of the last five meetings and I think the trend continues here with a tight and cagey match. But ultimately, I think QPR are the side who are going to create goal scoring opportunities and should win the match.
I’ll have another point on Michael Beale’s side emerging victorious by way of a clean sheet.