Queens Park Rangers will look to extend their decent start to the 2019/2020 Championship season with a trip to Ashton Gate to face a struggling Bristol City. After a promising end to last season, Lee Johnson’s Bristol City have struggled to get off the mark in their opening two games of the season and will attempt to secure their first three points on Saturday. QPR find themselves up in fourth place after making a positive start under Mark Warburton.
Lee Johnson would have hoped for a much stronger start to the new season, but after two fixtures his Bristol City side sit down in 21st with just one point. The Robins head into the third game of the season having now gone three fixtures without a win in total. Before facing Leeds United in their opening game of the season, the Robins suffered a heavy 5-0 defeat to Crystal Palace in their final friendly, which has proven thus far to be a sign of things to come. Then came Leeds United, who had too much class for the Johnson’s men, as they went on to win 3-1. The Robins latest fixture saw them face Birmingham City, which after 90 minutes ended 1-1.
Mark Warburton will be thrilled with his side’s start but will be urging his men not to become complacent. Queens Park Rangers have secured four points from their opening two games and will be looking to add to them here. Stoke City stood in their way for the first game of the season and a clinical performance from QPR saw them clinch a 2-1 victory. Last time out, Rangers faced Huddersfield Town, where a late goal saw QPR steal a point in a 1-1 draw.
You can expect to see both Andreas Wiemann and Tommy Rowe in the lineup once more, with the two players being the ones to bag goals for Bristol City so far this season. Despite failing to find the back of the net on multiple occasions against Birmingham City, Benik Afobe may get another chance up front this weekend. Lee Johnson has no injuries or suspensions to worry about ahead of this fixture.
All three of QPR’s goals this season have come from different players, so you are likely to see Jordan Hugill, Eberechi Eze and Grant Hall all in the starting XI once more. Like their opponents, Queens Park Rangers also have no injuries or suspensions to worry about ahead of this fixture.
Despite their poor start to the season, with the home advantage, Bristol City are strong favourites to take the three points. You can find odds for the hosts to win priced around 2.00, while QPR sits at 4.00. We fancy Lee Johnson’s men to get their first win of the season this weekend, but we also expect QPR will be tough opponents as they arrive in great confidence. Both teams to score and over 2.5 goals seem like good markets to back for this one.