Match date: 13 Mar 2018
| Sport: Football
| Competition: England Other Football
| Stake: 8/10
| Pick: 1 (-1 AH)
| Match result:
1-3 - Lost
Aston Villa are among promotion contenders in English Championship, they are currently at third position at the table and only four points separates them from second spot which leads directly into Premier league, this team wants their ticket for return among elite and will have a chance to win it in play offs or if manage to retain their current shape without it. In 36th round they will host QPR which weren't so great and Aston Villa should be able to beat them here at home, they are among most effective teams in league and for sure can score against not so great defense of guests.
Villans won every of last three games against QPR and here must try to extend that series, this team suffered only one defeat and it happened against one of the strongest teams in Championship at the moment Fulham, away from home were outplayed and failed to score while conceded two goals. In last three rounds they achieved three convincing victories and scored 11 goals, in last round they smashed leaders Wolves at this field and scored four goals while conceded only one, against QPR it shouldn't be so difficult to earn three more points. Goalkeeper Jed Steer (0/0), defenders Alan Hutton (26/0), defender Axel Tuanzebe (3/0), midfielders Andre Green (3/0), Glenn Whelan (28/1), forwards Jonathan Kodjia (8/1) and Chris Samba (10/1) are all on list of injured players and will miss this match.
QPR are safe at 16th position at the table but they didn't showed enough to reach upper part of the table, they ended last season at 18th position and this won't be much better campaign. In last game they defeated bottom placed Sunderland, at home stadium scored one goal while kept a clean sheet and ended streak of three games without victory, in last seven rounds they celebrated three times and all of them were at home stadium, tonight against pretty strong Villans won't have much chances to avoid defeat, their defense was pretty poor and i don't see how can stop great attack of hosts.
Visitors failed to find their form in this season, they celebrated two times in a row last time in October and tonight it will be almost impossible to avoid another negative outcome. QPR are mediocre side, they are facing with really strong Villans and with a reason are underdogs, i just don't expect that will avoid conceding a couple of goals. Defender Grant Hall (4/0), midfielders David Wheeler (9/1), Idrissa Sylla (20/4) and forward Jamie Mackie (19/4) will all stay out due to injuries while defender Jack Robinson (28/2) and forward Pauyl Smyth (6/1) are bot in doubt due to their injury issues.
Aston Villa are coming here as favorites and they are more than able to beat QPR without any doubts, hosts showed significant improving of their form in comparison to a previous season while QPR can't brag with their results, everything except routine victory of Villans would be a huge surprise in this game.