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West Brom v QPR betting tips: Goals trend in Hawthorns clash

| 24.09.2021
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Preview and odds for Fridayโ€™s Championship clash

West Bromwich Albion have the chance to go top of the Championship on Friday and we look at the odds for some West Brom v QPR betting tips.

Having been relegated last season, the Baggies have made a fine start to their campaign and are unbeaten, while Queens Park Rangers are seeking a fourth league win.

Fridayโ€™s match, which takes place at The Hawthorns, is live on Sky Sports and kicks off at 7.45pm.

West Brom v QPR match odds

Sam Allardyce might just be wishing he had stayed at the Hawthorns. He went there knowing he faced a perilous task in trying to keep them in the Premier League and it proved futile as Big Sam took a team down for the first time in his managerial career.

Yet the Baggies appear to be in good shape to bounce back at the first time of asking, if their early-season form is to be believed.

Former Barnsley boss Valerien Ismael has yet to see his side taste defeat in the Championship, winning four and drawing four of their first eight games. They sit just two points off leaders Bournemouth heading into the weekend and can, albeit briefly, go top of the table with a win on Friday.

West Brom are 8/11 to beat QPR and Albion will hope to regain the winning thread, having drawn their previous three league games โ€“ at home to Millwall and Derby, and last weekend at Preston. The draw is available at 29/10.

QPR also made a good start to the new campaign before stuttering in their last three games, drawing at Reading and losing on the road at leaders Bournemouth and at home to Bristol City.

QPR, who sit eighth in the table, are 19/5 to win the game in West Brom v QPR betting tips.

West Brom v QPR head-to-head

West Brom are unbeaten in their last four meetings and the visitors have won just four of the last 18 clashes.

The last time these two met was in July last year when they shared an entertaining 2-2 draw at the Hawthorns.

Rangers have managed to win on two of their last 10 visits to the Midlands club, the last coming with a 4-1 Championship victory six years ago.

Goals are usually on the cards when these two meet. Five of the last six clashes saw three or more goals scored in total and it is 4/6 for that to happen again. Indeed, these two have tallied eight, five (three times) and four goals in five of those six clashes.

One or other team has failed to score in just four of the last 18 meetings, and it is 8/13 that both teams score this time.

West Brom v QPR key battles

While QPR went to penalties in getting past Everton in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday, West Brom will be well rested having been knocked out after a 6-0 defeat by Arsenal in the second round.

Whether that defeat dented their confidence is arguable. They were a team full of goals, scoring at least twice in each of their opening four Championship games prior to that hammering, yet have managed just three goals in four outings since.

Callum Robinson found the net in the first three games and while he has not managed to score since, he is too talented not to end that drought soon and is 11/8 to score at any time in West Brom v QPR betting tips.

Rangers have conceded seven goals in their last three Championship outings and are therefore 13/2 to win but concede as they seek their third away win of the season.

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All odds and markets correct as of date of publication

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Simon Milham