Soccer betting preview: Preston North End welcomes Queens Park Rangers in what could be a tight duel

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Competition: England Championship
Competition: Wed 24.February
Match begins: 19:45 (UTC)
Venue: Deepdale (23408 seats)

There's been ups and downs for these two teams so far this season, occupying positions near the middle of the Championship table so far. Here's the Preston North End - Queens Park Rangers latest:

Insights:
  • Queens Park Rangers have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.

It’s busy days for these teams as both were in action only a few days ago. There’s no rest for the wicked, or in this case; no rest for Preston and Queens Park Rangers.

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Preston North End form and stats

Preston North End's struggle is real here at Deepdale with only 14 points collected from 15 Championship games. The win-draw-lost numbers are ugly: 4-2-9. Preston are very eager to stop a potential losing streak at Deepdale, having lost their two previous games here.

Preston North End haven't scored a league goal since they found the net 227 minutes ago. L. Lindsay scored that one.

The fans are hoping that Preston will strike back in this match, putting things right after the 0-4 away loss in the Championship game against Cardiff City (placed 7th). Preceding that match was the home game against Watford that was lost 0-1.

As you see from the result above, Preston North End suffered greatly in their last game. Thankfully the team has a new chance to prove themselves in this one.

This is expected to be a close game, with Preston perhaps considered small favourites due to their home advantage. Looking back at earlier matches similar to this one (expected to be close with Preston North End as a small favourite), we find 15 games. Preston North End has won five of these, drawn two and lost eight.

Some members of the home team might already be thinking of their next match, the Championship game versus Huddersfield Town in only three days. This game is also played here at Deepdale.

Preston aren't scoring a lot here at Deepdale in the league, with only 11 goals from 15 games. It's been trouble in front of goal recently, as only 1 of these goals has been scored in their last three home matches. Preston's goalkeeper has had to pick the ball out of their own net 16 times. For more goal stats, check the Statistics tab above.

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Queens Park Rangers form and stats

As the visiting team in Championship matches, Queens Park Rangers have produced an overall stat of 4-5-5 so far. The visitors have performed well in their home games as well, building a total win streak of four games home and away. QPR hope to make it five in this match. QPR have won three away matches in a row now and will not be intimidated by being the visitors in this fixture.

QPR had fun at their own home (Deepdale) last time out, beating AFC Bournemouth 2-1. Todd Kane and Stefan Johansen scored. Prior to that match, a home win 2-1 against Brentford.

So, this is expected to be a close game, an even contest. Looking at earlier matches with QPR playing away and similar expectations, we found eleven relevant matches. Results were three Queens Park Rangers wins, two draws and six defeats.

QPR has another fixture away, a Championship game, against Birmingham City in just three days. A tough schedule for the visitors!

Queens Park Rangers have scored 14 goals on their travels this season, from 14 away games in the league. 18 goals have been conceded by Queens Park Rangers in these games. There's been improvement defensively lately, as only 1 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 away matches.

Head 2 Head

This is the result when the teams met earlier this season; Queens Park Rangers - Preston 0-2. H2H stats regardless of arena (last ten matches): Preston seven wins, one draw and Queens Park Rangers two victories. As for goals, four matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), six games had two or less.

Top Goalscorers

PrestonS. Sinclair
S. Sinclair
8 goals
Queens Park RangersI. Chair
I. Chair
5 goals
Queens Park RangersL. Dykes
L. Dykes
5 goals

Preston North End missing players

Queens Park Rangers missing players

Preston North End Queens Park Rangers
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
31 15 4 Played P 4 14 29
12 4 1 Won W 1 4 10
3 2 0 Drew D 1 5 9
16 9 3 Lost L 2 5 10
34 11 1 Scored S 4 14 30
42 16 6 Conceded C 7 18 34
97% 93% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 93% 90%
65% 47% 50% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 79% 72%
52% 33% 25% Over 2.5 O 2.5 50% 36% 34%
19% 7% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 25% 14% 14%
10% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 7% 10%
35% 20% 0% BTTS BTTS 50% 57% 52%
29% 33% 25% Clean Sheets C S 25% 29% 28%
39% 53% 75% Failed to Score F T 25% 21% 31%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
1.2 1.1 1.2 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 1.8 2.1 1.9
2 2 2 Red cards R C 1 2 2
 
9.7 10.7 9.8 Shots (avg) S ( 11.5 11 11.5
3.3 2.9 2.5 Shots on Target (avg) S O 5 4.1 3.4
34% 26% 10% Goal Efficiency G E 20% 25% 30%
Key stats in Championship this season:
  • Queens Park Rangers have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Norwich City 31 19 7 5 42 24 16 10 5 1 22 9 15 9 2 4 20 15 18 64
2 Brentford 31 16 9 6 56 34 15 8 5 2 29 17 16 8 4 4 27 17 22 57
3 Watford 31 16 9 6 40 21 16 12 2 2 32 12 15 4 7 4 8 9 19 57
4 Swansea City 29 16 8 5 37 19 15 9 5 1 19 6 14 7 3 4 18 13 18 56
5 Reading 31 15 6 10 44 36 16 9 0 7 24 20 15 6 6 3 20 16 8 51
6 AFC Bournemouth 31 13 10 8 45 30 15 9 3 3 26 14 16 4 7 5 19 16 15 49
7 Cardiff City 31 13 7 11 46 33 16 6 3 7 27 19 15 7 4 4 19 14 13 46
8 Middlesbrough 31 13 7 11 36 31 15 8 2 5 18 14 16 5 5 6 18 17 5 46
9 Stoke City 31 11 12 8 37 33 16 7 4 5 22 19 15 4 8 3 15 14 4 45
10 Barnsley 30 13 6 11 34 35 14 7 3 4 18 16 16 6 3 7 16 19 -1 45
11 Millwall 31 9 15 7 30 27 16 3 10 3 15 13 15 6 5 4 15 14 3 42
12 Blackburn Rovers 30 11 6 13 43 34 14 6 4 4 21 15 16 5 2 9 22 19 9 39
13 Queens Park Rangers 29 10 9 10 30 34 15 6 4 5 16 16 14 4 5 5 14 18 -4 39
14 Preston North End 31 12 3 16 34 42 15 4 2 9 11 16 16 8 1 7 23 26 -8 39
15 Bristol City 31 12 3 16 29 42 16 7 2 7 14 16 15 5 1 9 15 26 -13 39
16 Luton Town 30 10 7 13 23 34 14 5 5 4 16 16 16 5 2 9 7 18 -11 37
17 Nottingham Forest 31 9 9 13 26 31 16 5 6 5 15 14 15 4 3 8 11 17 -5 36
18 Huddersfield Town 31 10 6 15 38 45 16 8 2 6 24 17 15 2 4 9 14 28 -7 36
19 Derby County 30 9 7 14 22 32 15 4 4 7 9 16 15 5 3 7 13 16 -10 34
20 Coventry City 31 8 10 13 29 42 16 6 6 4 17 17 15 2 4 9 12 25 -13 34
21 Birmingham City 31 7 10 14 22 37 15 2 3 10 9 24 16 5 7 4 13 13 -15 31
22 Rotherham United 29 8 5 16 33 40 14 4 3 7 20 20 15 4 2 9 13 20 -7 29
23 Sheffield Wednesday 30 9 7 14 21 32 15 6 5 4 12 9 15 3 2 10 9 23 -11 28
24 Wycombe Wanderers 30 4 8 18 22 51 15 2 5 8 9 19 15 2 3 10 13 32 -29 20

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The English Football League Championship (usually shortened to the Championship) is the second highest division in the English football league system. 24 teams play 46 fixtures from August to May, meeting each other twice. The Championship is the wealthiest second-level division in the world.