Match: Barnsley vs QPR
League: English Championship
Date: Saturday, 14 December 2019
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Oakwell (Barnsley)
Barnsley vs QPR: QPR has two consecutive victories in the championship to return to the track after his sad career, and hopes to do three in a row. Certainly, his cause will be helped by the fact that his opponents of the day are Barnsley, the last team qualified at the end of the classification.
Barnsley was on the verge of a tough 1-0 win at home on the last day of the game. They hosted Reading and scored the first game of the game in the 58th minute. However, the guests matched just 13 minutes from the final whistle and kept the score until the end.
Meanwhile, QPR did not do much of its disadvantage abroad, and did well against Birmingham the week before the game. One goal each in each half of the game resolved the game in favor of the visitors, and the home team could not even score once in return.
This weekend, consider that Barnsley ranks last in the table and has a total of 13 points in his 21 games. Only Luton conceded more goals than Barnsley, and Barnsley was easily one of the worst teams in front of the Championship public.
On the other hand, the Rangers are only three points from the playoff places and, most importantly, they are on a winning streak of two games. They realize this match as an excellent opportunity to post essential points and maintain momentum.
Also keep in mind that Barnsley is a newly promoted team, while his counterpart has great experience in this problematic and fierce league.
In addition, the Rangers have recorded 13 of the previous 16h2h wins and, on this site, they have only lost once during this decade. Also note that QPR never failed to find the bottom of the network during its visits to this stadium during this period.
Given all these observations, the likely result is that QPR will prevent loss at least on this game day.
However, consider Barnsley’s advantage as a local and his desperation to lose the relegation zone tag. On top of that, they found the bottom of the net in 12 of their previous 13 games and in 15 of their previous 17 home games.
Add to that the fact that the Rangers have failed to keep a clean sheet in 29 of their last 31 general games and 20 of their previous 22 road games. In addition, four of the previous five h2h games and the last three on this site have also scored goals for both teams.
Obviously, these observations clearly choose BTTS as a firm favorite this Saturday.