For the briefest of moments at the start of the season, this fixture was set to be a promotion battle but now our Millwall vs QPR predictions are one-sided in that respect.
It’s the home side which has fallen away in recent weeks; the catalyst was the 4 – 0 thrashing at Fulham, from which Millwall have yet to recover.
Queen’s Park Rangers, on the other hand, are flying, sitting just two goals outside of the playoff places and on a run of three straight wins.
The R’s away form is better than in previous years but is it sustainable? Rangers face a tough run of fixtures this autumn so need to claim three points in this derby.
Can they do it? It’s certainly on the cards and defeat will have Millwall shifting uneasily; they are slowly, almost inexorably, being pulled into the relegation battle.
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Millwall vs QPR Predictions
It’s been a tough time for Neil Harris and his Millwall side recently after they made a solid start to the season.
Seven points from nine set them as dark horses in the playoff race. Those whispers stopped abruptly after Fulham gave them a footballing lesson at Craven Cottage.
Since then, it’s two points from nine with Oxford United rubbing salt into the wounds by knocking Millwall out of the Carabao Cup.
The Den remains a tough ground for visiting teams. Only Bristol City of the last eight away sides emerged with a victory (W3, D4).
Problematically for Harris, the Lions are yet to score more than one goal in a home match this season (W2, D1) although only Hull City scored in south-east London so far.
In 2019, Harris’ side played 13 home games, failing to score in five and netting just once in seven. Only West Brom conceded more than one to Millwall at the Den (2 – 0 in April).
Queens Park Rangers, by contrast, are resurgent. Given the last decade, however, that’s a pretty low bar. Impressively, QPR re-wheeled their bus after losing two in a run; it’s three straight wins since Swansea City left the Kyian Prince Foundation Stadium with a 3 – 1 win and all the points.
There’s some irony in Rangers last clean sheet coming in April against Swansea. That 4 – 0 victory was a dozen games ago while their last clean sheet on the road came the week before in the trip to Millwall last season.
This season, it’s two wins in three on their travels, both by a 2 – 1 scoreline.
There are always goals when QPR play. Three of the last four saw three goals exactly, all finishing 2 – 1.
Millwall vs QPR Head to Head
Millwall are well ahead in their head-to-head series with Queens Park Rangers, recording 31 wins to the R’s 20 and 23 drawn.
Recent years, however, see the West Londoners on top with just two defeats in the last sixteen meetings (W5, D9) in all competitions.
The blot on Rangers copybook is their record at the Den since Millwall moved to Senegal Fields. In six visits, they are yet to win (D4, L2). Two of those four draws finished goalless which is something always at the back of our minds during these Millwall vs QPR predictions.
Last season saw QPR win at Loftus Road 2 – 0 and secure a goalless draw at the Den. In the last three meetings, no more than one side has scored in a game, if at all.
Millwall Team News
Jiri Skalak returned to training recently but Neil Harris is cautious over his return to the starting line-up. The winger is not being risked for this derby.
The Lions didn’t pick up any new injuries during last weekend’s 2 – 0 defeat at Blackburn which gives Harris plenty of options to choose from if he wishes to make changes to the XI.
QPR Team News
Charlie Owens (knee), Mide Shodipo (knee), and Bright Osayi-Samuel (muscle strain) are all set to miss out while Angel Rangel is doubtful.
Rangers boss Mark Warbuton has no fresh injury concerns following last weekend’s win over Luton Town at the Kyian Prince Foundation Stadium.
Millwall vs QPR Betting Tips
With their three consecutive wins, Queen’s Park Rangers are 19/10 in Novibet’s matchday betting. Despite Millwall’s struggles over the past month, they are fancied slightly more at 31/20.
But really, everyone is expecting a draw. So too are Novibet; it’s 9/4.
The prevalence of draws in recent matches points to those markets with Match Goals Odd /Even: Even @ 77/100.
Of the last six at the Den, there have been four draws. Two finished 0 – 0 (39/4 in the Correct Score market) with 1 – 1 sitting at 5/1.