Mark Warburton’s Queens Park Rangers are on the hunt to prevent themselves from going three games without a win, but with the prospect of facing Swansea City this Wednesday, they could see a continuation to their winless start to the season.
A defeat for the home team is exactly what our QPR vs Swansea City predictions forecast, given that the Swans are wagering as one of the few remaining unbeaten teams in the Championship, and not without good reason.
Win here and they’ll leap-frog Sheffield Wednesday, who also play tomorrow against Luton Town, into pole position, and send a message across the league, albeit in early days.
So, without further ado…
QPR vs Swansea City Predictions
The Swans have certainly been one of the stand-out teams in the early stages of the season, and are already putting in performances to suggest that they’ll be right in the mix for both the playoff races and automatic promotion battles.
Steve Cooper’s men kick-started their season with an impressive win over potential playoff rivals Hull City, with Mike Van der Hoorn and Borja Baston clinching their side the three points.
Swansea followed it up with a draw at Elland Road against a highly-competitive and talented Leeds United side. Marcelo Bielsa’s men were expected to edge the clash, but the Swans managed to keep a good enough foothold in the game to earn themselves a draw.
Were it not for this stalemate they would have boasted a 100% winning record. But there is still plenty to glean from their opening results that will provide cause for concern for Warburton and co.
For starters, Swansea have won an astonishing nine of their last ten games, and have scored two or more goals in 15 of their last nine fixtures. On the road, they have been even more invincible, scoring three or more goals in four games, and winning five out of seven away ventures.
In comparison, the QPR team set to face them have posted a sole win on the board.
Whether this particular QPR vs Swansea City prediction is an omen for things to come further down the line is anyone’s guess – you can read ours in our 2019/20 Championship season preview.
Yes, they have the home advantage, but even with that push to spur them forward, the team seems dishevelled, disorientated, and in defensive disarray.
The Rangers have been able to post just six wins from their last 31 attempts, and at home, returned just two from their previous thirteen appearances.
Warburton and his men have a mammoth task ahead of them in nullifying Swansea’s attacking potential. But all evidence suggests a one-sided game is what we’ll be seeing this Wednesday evening.
QPR vs Swansea City Head To Head
Even the head-to-head stats strongly favour a Swansea win.
Indeed, four of the last five wins in this fixture have gone to Cooper’s men, with the Swans keeping three cleans sheets in six previous encounters.
The only potential positive for Rangers is that Swansea have only once kept a clean sheet at Loftus Road, which could be a potential route to picking up points.
However, the biggest win at this stadium belongs to – you guessed it – Swansea, so that particular stat loses its relevance in our QPR vs Swansea City predictions.
QPR Team News
For Warburton, the worry just doesn’t seem to ease.
Not only will he be locking horns with a team primed to win, but he’ll also be doing it without key players. Both Nathan Dyer and Tom Carroll will be likely to miss this Wednesday’s game, with both still recovering from various ligament injuries.
Carroll fares to be in a stronger position than his teammate, as he is expected to play with the under-23’s, however, Dyer will have to be sidelined for the game.
Swansea City Team News
The Swans are pretty much expected to field a similar starting XI to that which was fielded against Preston during the weekend.
Despite the fact that not all players performed well, Cooper is certainly giving them a chance to redeem themselves with a win against QPR this Wednesday.
And there’ll be a strong crop of players to pick from, both on the bench and in the first team, with the likes of Matt Grimes, Connor Roberts and Mike Van der Hoorn vying for positions.
Fortunately, our QPR vs Swansea predictions are expecting the travelling side to make the most of their squad depth.
QPR vs Swansea City Betting Tips
Both teams have been dealt with pretty short odds, but once again it’s the Swans who emerge as 9/5 Novibet favourites.
Meanwhile, their opponents are trading as a 6/4 pick, with the odds about a draw projected at 9/4.
The betting markets may provide more hope for Rangers fans than our QPR vs Swansea City predictions, but there’s little evidence to suggest that the three points won’t go to Cooper’s men.