QPR (@2.0) vs Portsmouth (@3.6)
24-08-2019

Our Prediction:

QPR will win

QPR – Portsmouth Match Prediction | 24-08-2019 14:45

Theyll be hoping to keep their cup run alive, which would be a boost to a campaign which is threatening to fade into nothing. QPR have fallen into the bottom half of the table, with their playoff push all but over. Things are going downhill for the Rs, who lost once again at the weekend. Can they live up to their favourites tag on Tuesday night and book a place in the last 16 of the FA Cup? They lost 2-1 at Wigan, a side who are in awful form having slipped down into the relegation battle.

Its tough to pick a winner in this game. The tie is priced at 5/2 withbet365. Pompey may have managed to win at Carrow Road against a high-flying Norwich City outfit in the last round, but the Canaries were clearly happy to avoid the replay as they pushed forward, allowing the visitors to score on the break in the final moments. QPR on the other hand may be happy to see this game tied so they can try and complete the job in front of their own supporters at Loftus Road.

Portsmouth are handy on the road, having made it this far thanks to away wins in the first three rounds. We are backing both teams to score, which has landed in five of their last six head to head encounters. Overall, Pompey have found the net in 87% of their league games, and with a fine run in the cup behind them, we expect that to continue here. They have scored on the road in 16 of their last 17 trips, which should see them trouble a QPR defence who are struggling.

After beating an in-form Leeds United side in the last round, can the Londoners produce another big cup performance to head through to Round Five? Since then however, McClaren has his side playing a much more attractive style of football and it has paid dividends as they have slowly but surely risen up the table and into the top half, although their momentum has been killed somewhat by two defeats in their last two Championship outings. The away win is available at 2/1 withUnibet.

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Meanwhile, there are only 11 places between these two sides after QPR slipped into the bottom half of the table. Since then, the Rs have slipped down the table, but things could have been worse. The pressure was on Steve McClaren after a 7-1 thrashing against West Brom, when they looked destined for relegation. Now theyre set to stick around in the second tier to meet Portsmouth next season, but can they claim a victory in this visit to Fratton Park? They recovered from a poor start to move to the edge of the top six, but they were unable to break into the playoffs.

Can they claim another scalp from the league above and display their second tier credentials by winning here at 7/5 with William Hill? The FA Cup can often become a hindrance at this stage for promotion-chasing clubs, but Jacketts men have taken the cup competitions very seriously this season, reaching at least the Quarter Final stage of the EFL Trophy and having already overcome Maidenhead, Rochdale and Championship outfit Norwich City in this particular competition.

However, seeing that the Pompey are tough to beat at home, we predict that the winner of this FA Cup tie is going to be decided in the replay at Loftus Road. It has been eight years since Portsmouth and Queens Park Rangers last met in a competitive game. Back then QPR recorded a 2-0 win over Portsmouth and it has to be noted that under 2.5 goals have been netted in each of their last four meetings in all competitions. The Pompey aim to make amends for back-to-back losses to the likes of Blackpool and Oxford United and they must be low on confidence ahead of the visit of the Championship side. The Hoops suffered a dip in form as well, with the team losing to Sheffield United and Preston in previous two league fixtures, but they are definitely capable of beating the League One side at Fratton Park.

They lost 2-1 at Wigan, a side who are in awful form having slipped down into the relegation battle. Theyll be hoping to keep their cup run alive, which would be a boost to a campaign which is threatening to fade into nothing. QPR have fallen into the bottom half of the table, with their playoff push all but over. Can they live up to their favourites tag on Tuesday night and book a place in the last 16 of the FA Cup? Things are going downhill for the Rs, who lost once again at the weekend.

QPR have lost seven of their last eight FA Cup ties, crashing out in the third round every year since the 2013/14 campaign. The visitors are aiming to build on their success against Leeds, which ended a poor cup run for them. Will that poor run continue into this trip? Having won only one of their last 10 away clashes in this competition. While they were able to win against Leeds, they still have issues on the road.

Reason For QPR vs Portsmouth Betting Tips

Portsmouth are making a march for Championship football, but they slipped out of the top two after a weekend draw with Doncaster. A cup run might not be perfect for them right now, but its hard to pass up the opportunity they have in this clash at Loftus Road. The visitors need to see out the next few months to win the tight battle at the top of League One. While the visitors had a slip in their push to jump into the second tier, theyre travelling to face an out of form side who have a terrible FA Cup record.

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They still hold the very top of the ladder, but are now only one point clear off second-placed Luton Town and four adrift of Sunderland in third. Nonetheless, their fine home form throughout the season might promise success when they come across a higher-division opposition here. A pair of straight league losses compromised Portsmouths promotional ambitions in League One.