“Fame is transient”. This motto could apply to the two clubs that meet on Wednesday night in the second round of the EFL Cup, the English League Cup. The Queens Park Rangers Football Club was runner-up in the English Premier League in the 1970s and reached the quarter-finals of the UEFA Cup the following season.
The Portsmouth Football Club has even celebrated the championship in England’s elite class twice in its history (1949, 1950). But when both teams meet at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium, there is not much left of the glory of bygone days.
Today’s Betting Tips QPR vs Portsmouth
A second division receives a third division. The lower-class guests in the game QPR. Portsmouth according to the odds only as a minor outsider in the game. Nevertheless, the betting base expects the home side and sets QPR Vs. Portsmouth their tip on “victory QPR”.
QPR – Statistics & Current Form
Since relegating from the Premier League in the 2014-15 season, Queens Park Rangers Football Club plays in the second English league. With places at the end of the season between 12 and 19, the Rangers remained stuck in the bottom half of the table in recent years – as in the previous year. In 46 games of the championship QPR collected 51 points and finished ninth. The gap to the first promotion place was a proud 23 points. In the relegation zone, the club from London had a lead of eleven points.
Since this summer, the “Superhoops” by Mark Warburton are trained. In the previous season QPR had put on the former coach of the Three Lions, Steve McClaren. But the coach, who had also trained in the Bundesliga times the wolves, was released in April 2019. As interim coach John Eustace brought the season to an end.
In the new season, five games are completed in the championship. Queens Park got off to a good start in the new season with a 2-1 win at Stoke City. But then the men of coach Warburton only got one point from three games. On Saturday, they beat Wigan Athletic 3-1 at home to win their second win of the season. After the fifth round of the Rangers occupy the twelfth place in the league with seven points.
In the League Cup, also known as the Carabao Cup, the Londoners had already ran in the first round. Here the “Superhoops” received in the first round the league rivals Bristol City. Since it was after 120 minutes 3: 3, the penalty shootout had to decide. Here the host prevailed with 5: 4.
Expected lineup of QPR:
➯ Lumley – Rangel, Hall, Barbet, Manning – Scowen, Ball, Eberechi Eze, Chair, Pugh – Wells
Last Games by QPR:
⚽️ 24.08.2019 – Queens Park Rangers vs. Wigan 3: 1 (Championship)
⚽️ 21.08.2019 – Queens Park Rangers vs. Swansea City 1: 3 (Championship)
⚽️ 17.08.2019 – Bristol City Vs. Queens Park Rangers 2: 0 (Championship)
⚽️ 13.08.2019 – Queens Park Rangers vs. Bristol City 3: 3 (League Cup)
⚽️ 10.08.2019 – Queens Park Rangers vs. Huddersfield Town 1: 1 (Championship)
Portsmouth – Statistics & Current Form
With the 2003/04 season, the Portsmouth Football Club rose for the last time in the Premier League. There, the PFC could hold for seven years. The highlight was the FA Cup victory in the 2007/08 season in the final against second division Cardiff City. In February 2010 Portsmouth was the first club in the history of the Premier League to file for bankruptcy, which was punished with a deduction of nine points and eventually led to relegation.
A deduction of ten more points led “Pompey” in the 2011/12 season even in the third division. The crash of the club from the south coast of England ended only in the season 2014/15 in the fourth division. Since the rise in the season 2016/17 Portsmouth plays again in the third-rate League One. In the preseason missed the PFC as fourth in the table promotion to the championship by only three counters.
With 45 points, the Blues had been the best away team in the third division and only suffered four defeats on the opponent’s place. This good stance abroad should be one of the reasons why the bookmakers played QPR Vs. Portsmouth a prediction on a victory of the guests with not even high odds of up to 3.75 reward.
The start of the 2019/20 season was not very satisfactory for the team of Coach Kenny Jackett. From the first four games of the new season brought Portsmouth with a win and a draw only four counters. The only victory came home, 2-0 against Tranmere Rovers. There were two bankruptcies out there, at Shrewsbury Town and AFC Sunderland.
Last Tuesday, Pompey had to settle for a 3: 3 at home against Coventry City. The hosts had already led 3-1. The match of Pompey at home against Rotherham United on Saturday was canceled.
In the EFL Cup, the PFC met in the first round to the second division Birmingham City. With a sovereign 3-0 home win the third division managed the surprise and moved in on lap three.
Expected lineup of Portsmouth:
➯ MacGillivray – McCrorie, Raggett, Downing, Brown – Close, Naylor, Evans – Harness, Marquis, Curtis
Last matches from Portsmouth:
⚽️ 20.08.2019 – Portsmouth vs. FC. Coventry City 3: 3 (League One)
⚽️ 17.08.2019 – AFC Sunderland Vs. Portsmouth 2: 1 (League One)
⚽️ 10.08.2019 – Portsmouth vs. FC. Tranmere 2: 0 (League One)
⚽️ 06.08.2019 – Portsmouth vs. FC. Birmingham City 3: 0 (League Cup)
⚽️ 03.08.2019 – Shrewsbury Town Vs. FC Portsmouth 1-0 (League One)
QPR vs Portsmouth Direct Comparison & Statistics Highlights
There were already 16 duels between Queens Park Rangers Football Club and Portsmouth Football Club. With eight wins, QPR has its nose in direct comparison in front. The PFC has only won two matches so far, both at home. At home, the Rangers are still unbeaten with five wins and three draws against Pompey.
QPR vs Portsmouth Our Best Free Betting Tips Explained
If a second division player plays against a third division at home, the higher club is in most cases the automatic favorite. The show also in the duel QPR vs Portsmouth’s odds. But for the bookmakers, the starting point is not as clear as one might expect.
Both clubs are quite mediocre started in the new seasons in their leagues and are not in great shape. The Rangers played a very weak first half of the last matchday and were right with 0: 1 behind. But in the second round, the team showed a different face and won the game against Wigan Athletic still 3-1.
The opposite was the case in Portsmouth’s last league game. Pompey had led 3-1 after 56 minutes, but still lost the win and had to settle for a 3: 3 at the end. After the draw, PFC-Coch Jacket gets more and more under pressure. Many fans expressed their displeasure with the coach after 3: 3.
Key Facts – QPR vs Portsmouth tips
📌 QPR has won only four of their last 14 home games
📌 Pompey has been waiting four away games for an away win – before that, the PFC had won four consecutive appearances
📌 Portsmouth could not win at the Rangers yet
Since both teams are not in top form, we expect that on Wednesday evening, two things will be the deciding factor: the home advantage and the higher class of the home side. Thus we set QPR Vs. Portsmouth our tip on “win QPR”.
Competition: Carabao Cup
Bet Tip: QPR (1)
Stake: 3/10 units