Queens Park Rangers - Nottingham Forest Betting Preview: Back the R's to heap more misery on Forest

The early kick off in the Championship on Saturday sees Forest travel to West London looking for their first win in 12 matches, with our tipster siding with the home team

At the start of February, Nottingham Forest were unbeaten in their last 16 matches and looking towards the automatic promotion places with Billy Davies at the helm.

Fast forward two months and Nottingham Forest - now under caretaker Gary Brazil's management until the summer - have picked up only four points from their last 10 matches, with the play-offs now looking out of reach. They face QPR this weekend who themselves haven't been playing well of late, but thanks to early season form, should have enough points in the bag to secure a play-off spot.

Harry Redknapp's men come into this game after losing their last two matches, away to Bournemouth and Blackburn Rovers respectively. The R's have lost seven of their last 13 matches, but have faired better at home this season, winning 13 of their 20 home league games. bet365 price them at 6/5 (2.20) to pick up another three points at Loftus Road.

Nottingham Forest announced Billy Davies's successor last week as club legend Stuart Pearce, but the former England player will take over in the summer. Since the announcement, Forest lost to Millwall at home, followed by a draw with Sheffield Wednesday at the City Ground. bet365 price them at 12/5 (3.40) to pick up a desperately needed three points, with the same firm pricing the draw at 11/4 (3.75).

With goals tough to call in this match with the both teams to score bet paying out once in QPR's last three home games and twice in Forest's last four away games, it's worth looking elsewhere for a price that stands out.

Despite losing two away matches in a week, QPR have been strong at home and with Nottingham Forest on a woeful run and missing top players due to injury to players like Andy Reid and Jack Hobbs, it's tough to see past the 6/5 (2.20) on offer for the R's to pick up three points which would all but seal their spot in the play-offs.

QPR to win at 6/5 (2.20) for 1.5pt stake with bet365

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