QPR vs Barnsley Betting Tip Home Win – 3rd March 2021

Rangers could just find a way to edge past the in-form Tykes at Loftus Road

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England QPR vs Barnsley England
3rd March 1900hrs
Football – England – Championship
Pick QPR to win
Bookmaker Bet365
Odds: 17/10 odds taken 20:37 GMT, February 28th, 2021

There has been some pretty solid form from QPR recently in the Championship, but they will be looking to respond to a defeat on the weekend.

They are comfortable away from the drop zone at least, but this is not an easy-looking game for the R’s.

That is because Barnsley arrive in some red-hot form, with a big winning streak putting them in touch with the top six.

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QPR Preview – Can the R’s keep up their hot form at Loftus Road?

QPR have won their last three league home games, each of these successes happening by a one-goal margin.

Their last two have been very good ones, beating both Brentford and Bournemouth who are both top-six sides.

The match outright option for Championship betting on the QPR win is at 17/10* (odds recorded 20:37 GMT, February 28th, 2021).

Are they being a little bit underestimated by the bookmakers for this Loftus Road fixture?

Well part of the reason for them not being favourites, is because Barnsley are arriving in some superb form to challenge them.

QPR have earned a W6 D4 L5 home record this season in the Championship.

Since the turn of the year, things have been getting better and better for QPR.

They have won six of nine league games played in the 2021 calendar year and have beaten some good teams along the way in that sequence

Rangers had a five-match unbeaten streak of form snapped on the weekend in a loss at Birmingham.

But may be happy to get back to Loftus Road in the hopes of rediscovering their winning touch.

So they don’t immediately look as if they are going to be out of this fixture at all.

QPR have both scored and conceded at an average rate of 1.07 goals per home game this season in the second tier.

So the margins are looking narrow for this one.

Our betting prediction:
QPR 1 Goal Winning Margin

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(odds recorded 20:37 GMT, February 28th, 2021)


Earlier this season QPR suffered a heavy 3-0 loss against Barnsley and they did also lose last season’s corresponding home fixture against the Tykes.

Before that, however, QPR had been on a three-match winning streak at Loftus Road against Barnsley.

If they were to come up with the home win, it would likely only be a very narrow one.

A QPR to win by a 1 goal margin is a 10/3 football betting option to consider* (odds recorded 20:37 GMT, February 28th, 2021).

So the home form is there and actually, only three teams in the Championship have outperformed QPR in the last eight rounds of league action.

One of those, however, is Barnsley.


Barnsley Preview – Tykes to win again?

While QPR deserves a lot of praise for not only their home form but their overall output in the 2021 calendar year, Barnsley needs a bunch as well.

They are ticking over on a five-match winning streak, going undefeated in seven games in the second tier.

Out of the blue, they are on the cusp of a playoff place in the division now.

So this has been some hot form by then and they have given up very little in defence during this run.

Barnsley have claimed four clean sheets in their last six league games.

They have also scored two goals exactly in four of their last five league games.

In the match outright for this contest, the away win for Barnsley is in at 8/5 odds* (odds recorded 20:37 GMT, February 28th, 2021).

Looking at the away form of Barnsley specifically, they have won their last two, the first of those coming at second-placed Brentford.

The Tykes are unbeaten in three road games at the moment.

That has moved them onto an overall W6 D3 L7 record this season.

We do need to scrutinise their away from a little further as well because of their seven away defeat, six of them have been against top-ten sides.

QPR are down in the bottom half of the table.

So that does give Barnsley a good shot at walking away with the three points from the game.

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Barnsley have averaged a goal per away game this season in the Championship.

They have conceded at just a little above that rate on their league travels, earning a clean sheet in a quarter of fixtures.

Each of Barnsley’s last five away games have gone under 2.5 goals and we think that is the way this one goes as well.

Under 2.5 goals in the Championship betting is at a quote of 8/11* (odds recorded 20:37 GMT, February 28th, 2021).

Barnsley have opened the scoring in only six of sixteen away games in the league this season.

Given that both of these are defending some excellent current form, there is likely going to be very little splitting them on the night.


QPR vs Barnsley Betting Advice

What a game we could have here between two form teams. Which one, in our opinion, gets the win?

Well, we are going to go with the underdog success, which means QPR at 17/10 odds* (odds recorded 20:37 GMT, February 28th, 2021).

We think that it’s going to be easier for them to extend their home winning form than Barnsley their away form.


Key Facts – QPR vs Barnsley Betting Tip

  • QPR have won their last three league games
  • QPR have won 6 of 9 league games in 2021
  • Barnsley are on a five-match winning streak in the league


Again, we can only see a really tight battle being played out at Loftus Road on Wednesday night.

So simply doubling down on QPR getting the win, the 1 goal winning margin for the home team comes onto the radar.

The QPR 1 goal winning margin at 10/3 is our longer-priced selection* (odds recorded 20:37 GMT, February 28th, 2021).


The best betting odds for QPR vs Barnsley

QPR to win: 17/10 at Bet365
Draw: 23/10 at Bet365
Barnsley to win: 8/5 at Bet365