Queens Park Rangers vs Watford Betting Preview – 15/02/2019

Queens Park Rangers vs Watford Betting Preview – 15/02/2019

Queens Park Rangers vs Watford

Watford travels to Loftus Road this Friday to take on Queens Park Rangers in the Fifth Round of the FA Cup. QPR scraped their way through the Fourth Round against Portsmouth winning 2-1 on aggregate and will need to improve on their performance if they stand a chance of seeing off their Premier League opponents. Watford looks in good shape to progress onto the quarter-finals with them making light work of Newcastle United in the previous round and with them having a generally strong season in the Premier League.

Queens Park Rangers inconsistency continues to be a problem for them this season and is ultimately holding them back from moving higher up the table. Rangers currently sit in 16th and had been further up the table, but they have now gone seven games without a win which has seen them tumble down the table. QPR’s previous game saw them go up against Bristol City who they narrowly lost 2-1 to. With the hosts being in terrible form, they arrive at Loftus Road as heavy underdogs and can be backed with SkyBet for a price 16/5.

Steve McLaren needs to find a solution to his sides leaky defence as this has been the heart of their recent problems. Over the course of the season, they have conceded a total of 47 goals and in their last five league fixtures 13, which is way too many when they have only scored seven. Across all five of those games, the final result has seen both sides score and Bet365 is offering odds of 10/11 for BTTS. Nahki Wells is Rangers top goalscorer this season with eight goals and Betway has priced him to score anytime at 14/5.

This FA Cup clash has a Watford win written all over it and anything less would be a disappointment for Javi Gracia, as his side has been in good form this season. The Hornets arrive at Loftus Road having lost just one of their last five games and since then have drawn to Brighton and picked up three points against Everton. Watford’s impressive form this season has earned them a spot up in eighth where they sit with 37 points, 13 adrift from sixth place. The travelling side arrives as favourites and can be backed with SkyBet for a price of 17/20.

The Hornets success this season has come from them making themselves hard to beat and with just 34 goals conceded this season, they hold better defensive records than the likes of Manchester United and Arsenal. Gracia’s men kept a clean sheet in their last match which marked their fourth in their last five games. SkyBet has Watford to keep a clean sheet priced at 11/8. Troy Deeney and Roberto Pereyra both sit on six goals this season and both can be backed to score on Friday at a price of 15/8 with Bet365.

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