Portsmouth vs QPR Predictions

Dean Smith 24 Jan 2019
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Portsmouth v QPR tip

Portsmouth v QPR Match Info

Date: Saturday January 26th 2019
Kick-off time: 3.00pm GMT
Venue: Fratton Park, Portsmouth

Portsmouth v QPR Head-To-Head Record

Last 3 matches
14 Apr 2001 – Portsmouth 1-1 Queens Park Rangers League Division 1
09 Nov 2010 – Portsmouth 1-1 Queens Park Rangers – League Championship
01 Feb 2011 – Queens Park Rangers 2-0 Portsmouth – League Championship

Full head to head record
Portsmouth wins: 10
Draw: 12
QPR wins: 14

Portsmouth v QPR Stats

  • Portsmouth have lost their last two league games ahead of this clash
  • QPR likewise have lost their last two games in the Championship
  • This is the first time ever that these two clubs have met in the FA Cup

Portsmouth v QPR Match Preview

Portsmouth are looking for promotion into the Championship this year. Pompey began their ascent back up the table two years ago by winning the League Two title and after a progressive season back in League One last year, they now appear to be firing towards promotion on all cylinders under former Millwall and Wolves boss Kenny Jackett. Despite losing their last two games, the Hampshire outfit remain top of the table having amassed 58 points from 28 matches.

The FA Cup can often become a hindrance at this stage for promotion-chasing clubs, but Jackett’s men have taken the cup competitions very seriously this season, reaching at least the Quarter Final stage of the EFL Trophy and having already overcome Maidenhead, Rochdale and Championship outfit Norwich City in this particular competition. Can they claim another scalp from the league above and display their second tier credentials by winning here at 7/5 with William Hill?

Queens Park Rangers looked like potential relegation candidates after the start of the campaign. Their manager Steve McClaren is quickly dismissed when things start to go sourly thanks to a less than favourable reputation that has preceded him since his dismal spell in charge of the English national side, and after receiving some shellackings in the early stages of the campaign, the R’s found themselves looking like a side in deep trouble with six games or so on the board.

Since then however, McClaren has his side playing a much more attractive style of football and it has paid dividends as they have slowly but surely risen up the table and into the top half, although their momentum has been killed somewhat by two defeats in their last two Championship outings. After beating an in-form Leeds United side in the last round, can the Londoners produce another big cup performance to head through to Round Five? The away win is available at 2/1 with Unibet.

We are anticipating goals in this game. Pompey have failed to find the net in only one of their last ten matches in all competitions at Fratton Park and we don’t expect them to compromise their attacking values here with the experienced duo of Brett Pitman and Gareth Evans always a threat. Equally though, QPR have looked more dangerous going forward has the season has gone on and in Nahki Wells they have one of the Football League’s more prolific strikers over recent years. Both teams to score is available at 3/4 with Ladbrokes.

It’s tough to pick a winner in this game. Pompey may have managed to win at Carrow Road against a high-flying Norwich City outfit in the last round, but the Canaries were clearly happy to avoid the replay as they pushed forward, allowing the visitors to score on the break in the final moments. QPR on the other hand may be happy to see this game tied so they can try and complete the job in front of their own supporters at Loftus Road. The tie is priced at 5/2 with bet365.

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