The Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium will host Queens Park Rangers taking on Bournemouth in Round 3 of the English FA Cup. This is the first meeting between the two sides in the FA Cup in this century. Sit back and relax as we and the AI predict the winner of this game at the end of 90 minutes. If you liked our content do subscribe to our daily newsletter for daily predictions.
Queens Park Rangers vs Bournemouth
English FA Cup
Game Week 3
Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium
6th January 2024
Queens Park Rangers Recent form
Marti Cifuentes had a promising start as the new coach of Queens Park Rangers, earning 12 points from the first seven games. However, the team has struggled lately, going five games without a win, including four losses. The year started poorly for them, with a 2-1 home defeat to Cardiff City. Despite Paul Smyth equalizing early on, Perry Ng scored the winning goal for Cardiff in the 74th minute.
Currently, QPR is in 23rd place in the Championship standings, only three points away from last place and four points from safety. However, the team can look forward to three consecutive home fixtures later this month and their FA Cup match against Bournemouth on Saturday. QPR has historically struggled in the FA Cup, losing more third-round ties than any other club. They have also only won one of their last 12 FA Cup matches against Premier League teams, which does not bode well for their upcoming match against in-form Bournemouth.
Bournemouth Recent form
Bournemouth’s impressive unbeaten run in the Premier League, which included six victories, came to an end on New Year’s Eve with a 3-1 defeat against Tottenham Hotspur. Despite Alex Scott scoring a late consolation goal, goals from Pape Matar Sarr, Son Heung-min, and Richarlison secured the win for Spurs and handed Bournemouth their first loss since November 4. Although they missed the opportunity to level points with 10th-placed Chelsea, Bournemouth remains in 12th place in the Premier League table and holds a comfortable 10-point lead over the relegation zone going into the second half of the season.
Before their next league match against leaders Liverpool, Bournemouth will focus on the FA Cup, aiming to avoid another third-round exit against a Championship opponent, having lost 4-2 to Burnley last season. Bournemouth has suffered defeats in their last two FA Cup matches against lower-league teams, including a 1-0 loss to non-league Boreham Wood in February 2022. However, they did manage to defeat QPR in both home and away matches with an overall score of 3-1 when they last faced each other in 2021.
Queens Park Rangers vs Bournemouth Key Stats
- Queens Park Rangers and AFC Bournemouth clash in the FA Cup on 6th January 2024, with the last encounter resulting in a 3-0 win for Queens Park Rangers.
- In the last few seasons, these teams have faced each other 6 times, with Queens Park Rangers winning 2, AFC Bournemouth winning 3, and 1 match ending in a draw.
- Queens Park Rangers maintain an average home performance, while AFC Bournemouth demonstrates an average performance when playing away.
- Previous matchups between Queens Park Rangers and AFC Bournemouth averaged 2.17 goals, witnessing both teams scoring in 50% of these games.
- Queens Park Rangers have averaged 1.4 Points Per Game in FA Cup home matches this season, while AFC Bournemouth has an average of 2 Points Per Game in away games in the same competition.
AI Predicts Winner of Queens Park Rangers vs Bournemouth
We gave the stats, recent head-to-head game facts, and current form of both the teams to Natural Language processing AIs (ChatGpt and Bard), and here are the results.
“Given the previous encounters and current performance trends, AFC Bournemouth might secure the win. Their slightly better performance in away matches in the FA Cup this season, coupled with their historical edge against Queens Park Rangers, suggests they might clinch a victory in this matchup.”
“AFC Bournemouth are likely to edge out Queens Park Rangers despite their recent 3-0 loss in the head-to-head. While QPR boast decent home form (1.4 PPG in FA Cup) and historical victory, Bournemouth’s superior away form in the competition (2 PPG) and more dominant record in their last few encounters (winning 3 out of 6) give them a slight edge. Expect a close match with potential goals (average 2.17), but Bournemouth’s away momentum might be the deciding factor.”
Our Experts Predict Winner of Queens Park Rangers vs Bournemouth
In the previous three encounters, these two teams were only separated by a single goal, indicating that another close match is likely, especially if Iraola chooses to rotate his Bournemouth squad. Bournemouth will be cautious of QPR’s potential threat as they have recently lost to lower-league teams in their last two FA Cup matches. Nonetheless, Bournemouth is still considered the favorites for Saturday’s game and should face minimal difficulties in securing the win they need to advance to the fourth round.
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