Thursday, September 16, 2021

Under 2.5 goals at QPR vs Swansea 8/11 for Saturday’s Championship showdown

Competition: Championship

Market: Under 2.5 goals

Odds: 8/11 @ 888sport

Looking to make it back-to-back Championship victories this weekend, promotion chasers Swansea will make the trip to a struggling QPR on Saturday afternoon.

Starting with the hosts, while QPR might have thought that they had managed to find some much-needed stability during November, the Hoops have come crashing back down to earth. Throwing away the lead in worrying fashion last time out against Championship debutants Wycombe, Mark Warburton’s men had to settle for a last-gasp 1-1 draw on the road. Continuing to slide down the table and now firmly looking over their shoulder at the drop zone, fans around West London find their side in the midst of a seven-match winless run in England’s second-tier. Managing to muster just three points on their winless rut, QPR have also shown some extended issues in the final third. Despite an own goal against Wycombe last week managing to get them on the scoresheet, Saturday’s hosts have recorded just a single goal from open play in their last five outings.

As for the visitors, while Swansea might have seen relegation scrappers Derby end their unbeaten run at Pride Park last week, the Welsh outfit did manage to make an immediate return to winning ways. Still with their sights firmly set on securing a Premier League return this season and opening Christmas Day sat just two points adrift of breaking into the top-two, the Whites will now be desperate to make some drastic improvements on the road. Despite picking up a 2-0 victory against Barnsley last time out, Swansea have managed to win just a pair of their last eight Championship contests away from the Liberty, a run that stems back to September 26th. With all bar one of those of eight second-tier away fixtures seeing under 2.5 goals by the final whistle, we’re backing a similar outcome on Saturday afternoon.

Bet: Under 2.5 goals at QPR vs Swansea 8/11 for Saturday’s Championship showdown @ 888sport


Tom Dunstan

Formerly of The Independent, Tom is a freelance football and boxing journalist from Essex, England. Currently working for three online publications, Tom is a graduate of the University of Falmouth and has spent the last two years writing across Australia, New Zealand and Asia. He can be followed at @IamTomDunstan



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