- QPR have lost five of their last six games
- Luton have improved since the restart, losing once in six games
- The visitors have lost 11 of 21 away trips this season
- QPR have lost 1-0 on three occasions since the restart
Luton on the rise
Luton’s survival hopes were boosted with their 2-0 victory at Huddersfield on Friday night. That was a crucial result in their survival chase, as they’ve moved within two points of safety. Boss Nathan Jones has called on the Hatters to take their battle against the drop down to the final day, but can they take a huge step towards climbing out of the bottom three this week?
The hosts will see this clash with QPR as a great chance for another three points. The visitors are in dire form and have little to play for as they head to Kenilworth Road. After their poor restart, the Rs could fall victim to Jones and his determined Luton side. We see QPR having another difficult night in our predictions for this clash.
Too many Ls for Rs
The visitors were crushed 3-0 at home to Sheffield Wednesday at the weekend, another setback for a side who have been slipping own the table since the restart. Mark Warburton’s team had been reluctant to return, which isn’t that surprising given the manner in which they have returned to action.
QPR have lost five of their last six games, pulling them down to 16th in the table. Warburton has work to do for his team to return to form, but as it stands this run-in looks like a write-off for the Rs. They have nothing to play for, with a top-half finish now out of their reach. Without much to get motivated here, they could easily be outfought by Luton.
Luton can edge Rs
Luton have returned in strong form at the back, which has allowed them to stay in games. They were thumped 5-0 by Reading, but that’s an outlier in their results so far. Aside from that they’ve conceded three times in five matches, including their win to nil at Huddersfield at the weekend. The Hatters have scored in five of their six games since the restart, so they are capable of seeing off a QPR side who have lost 11 of 21 away trips this term.
We’re backing Luton to edge this clash, with the hosts well-priced to pick up three points when you consider the visitors’ form. Luton have relied on results at home in their survival chase and we see them picking up another victory. We’re also backing a 1-0 win for Luton as our correct score prediction, with QPR losing 1-0 in three of their last six matches.