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September 14th, 2012 / Lee A Jackson - Category:
Premier League Betting
QPR V Chelsea
This match was remembered more for the red cards and the aftermath of the coming together of John Terry and Anton Ferdinand than anything else. The lucky win for QPR against nine man Chelsea is the result which stands out from last season between these, even though there were two wins for Chelsea over Rangers throughout the season.
QPR v Chelsea Betting Odds at online bookmaker Bet365:
Chelsea 5/6, Draw 5/2, QPR 7/2
While everyone remembers the shenanigans at Loftus Road in the lead last season, few remember that Chelsea went back there and earned a 1-0 win in the FA Cup and then demolished QPR back at Stamford Bridge. The point is, that result was probably a bit of a freak and it shouldn’t be taken as the norm. Fortunately, because of that result and Chelsea’s not so brilliant away form at the back end of last season, there is value in just backing Chelsea outright. Chelsea haven’t looked in unbeatable form despite their 100% start to the season, but there could be value in taking a Chelsea -0.75 Asian Handicap for a price of 43/40 at online bookmaker Bet365 in this one. They should be a couple of goals better than Rangers.
QPR ended a run of six unbeaten home matches in the league when they lost against Swansea on the opening day of the season
Chelsea have won only two of their last 10 Premier League away matches
QPR’s Bobby Zamora has failed to find the back of the net against Chelsea after facing them 11 times
Eden Hazard has four assists this season and has won two penalty kicks
Chelsea have been awarded a penalty in all three of their league matches this season
Chelsea have been level at half time in just one of their last 12 matches
Head to Head:
In the league, things are standing pretty even in the head to head to be honest. There is a total of 12 wins for QPR and 15 for Chelsea, with 15 draws. Chelsea beat QPR in the FA Cup and then thrashed them 6-1 back at Stamford Bridge in April. In the infamous match at Loftus Road last season, Chelsea picked up two red cards and that has been QPR’s only victory in the last nine matches against their fellow Londoners in all competitions. Chelsea’s 6-1 win was the first time since the 1993/94 Premier League season that a game had been settled by more than a one goal margin when the two sides met.
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QPR v Chelsea Betting Preview:
Even though Rangers boss Mark Hughes drafted in some new players over the summer like Park Ji-Sung, they have really failed to get going as a team. They really have looked like the most disparate side in the Premier League so far this season, getting nothing going as a team whatsoever. Their only point on the board was a 1-1 result against Norwich, which came sandwiched in between two heavy defeats. QPR are wide open at the back and Chelsea should expose that. Interesting boss Mark Hughes has a W2 D2 L10 managerial record against Chelsea, which doesn’t instil confidence either. QPR are really still trying to find their feet in the Premier League this season and they have the worst defensive record so far, conceding an average of three goals per game. Of course there will be memories of the Loftus Road clash last season but the fact that Chelsea picked up two wins over QPR following that shock result last season, shows that that result came a bit out of the blue.
Chelsea have been relying heavily on the creativity, vision and footwork of Eden Hazard so far. The young Belgian has won two penalties and created four assists. Chelsea are still looking to really break in more creative talent like Oscar and former Wigan player Victor Moses. Moses, could really be the one who gives Chelsea a massively extra dynamic dimension with the form that he has been in this season. Chelsea will probably create enough chances to see this game off, but their problems are at the back. They are a bit slow, positioning is still a worry, as seen by the demolition job handed out by Atletico Madrid in the UEFA European Super Cup recently. Chelsea are expected to get back both Ashley Cole and John Terry back in action after missing England duty with their respective injury issues. Chelsea picked up the fewest points of sides in London derbies last season in the Premier League, one less than QPR in fact. But Chelsea have the better fire-power, no doubt QPR will battle hard and try to upset the visitors, but the QPR defence is gifting goals at the moment.
August 31st, 2012 / Lee A Jackson - Category:
Premier League Betting
Man City V QPR
The is the rematch of the dramatic Premier league conclusion from last season. Sergio Aguero delivered the late strike which gave City the title last season and luckily QPR avoided relegation in the end by one point. With City already stumbling in defence of their title already after drawing at Anfield, will there be high drama on Saturday again?
Man City v QPR Betting Odds at online bookmaker BetFred:
Man City 1/5, Draw 6/1, QPR 12/1
City are good enough to win this, there is little question about that. QPR almost sprung a surprise in this fixture last season and City’s defence has been far from watertight this season. However, they have fire-power and after failing to really perform against Liverpool, they will be looking to get back on track. Their home record speaks for itself with 28 wins and two draws at home in their last 30 matches. So there is a tremendous amount of weight behind backing City. They are also desperately trying to bolster their defensive corps, the area where they need sharpening up. City won’t have Sergio Aguero who is out with an injury, but they still have enough goals in them, and QPR haven’t looked very threatening so far in their first two matches. May be worth taking a Man City to win by a two goal margin for 3/1 at online bookmaker Bet365.
City have won their last two home matches by a 3-2 scoreline
Both matches in the EPL last season between the two sides finished as a 3-2 win for City
QPR average just one point per game in the EPL during 2012
QPR have not kept a clean sheet away from home in 17 EPL matches
Head to Head:
City have actually only won one of the last four home matches against QPR, which may be a bit surprising. There have only been 23 meetings at City between them and the Citizens do hold a strong 13-3 head to head record on home soil against Rangers. There is only the two EPL matches between them, both won 3-2 by City last season. Prior to that, QPR picked up a 3-1 win at City back in the 1999/2000 Division One season.
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Man City v QPR Betting:
City haven’t been totally convincing in their title defence so far. They opened with a dramatic 3-2 win over Southampton on home soil to kick things off, and just as they had done against QPR at the back end of last season, they had to come from 2-1 down to snatch the points. That did show a bit of grit and title credentials to be honest, as City never stopped pushing for the win. However, they just never got out of the starting blocks against Liverpool at Anfield, and were very lucky to come away with a 2-2 draw, after Liverpool’s Martin Skrtel gifted Carlos Tevez a goal. City’s defence, which was so good throughout last season, has not been anywhere near as solid. As soon as that gets into gear, be it with new arrivals or not, City will start picking up three points a lot more comfortably But there are question marks over defensive set up at the moment. However, they have a tremendous record at home at the moment, and you have to wonder whether QPR can really outscore the Citizens at the Etihad? Probably not.
QPR were drubbed by Swansea on the opening day of the season, but they did redeem themselves with a 1-1 away draw at Norwich in their second match. Boss Mark Hughes has strengthened his squad over the summer but they haven’t looked particularly threatening up top. No doubt the team talk will involve how close they came to spoiling City’s league title hopes last season. But QPR look a bit shaky at the moment and it will go against the rub of things if they really show up and start to threaten City here. City may not have Sergio Aguero this time around, but at the end of the day, QPR aren’t a good away side, and while they have been adding to their ranks before the close of the transfer window, City should have the craft to open up the Rangers defence to pick up three points.
May 10th, 2012 / Lee A Jackson - Category:
Premier League Betting
Manchester City are blessed with an incredible array of forward talent, from Sergio Aguero, Carlos Tevez, Edin Dzeko to Mario Balotelli. Therefore, BetFred’s Hattrick Heaven promotion could well be worth a look at in your Manchester City v QPR First Goalscorer betting. Back a successful First Goalscorer in the match, and if that player goes on to score a second at any time, then you will get double your original odds. If that successful First Goalscorer goes on to score a hattrick, then BetFred will pay out the bet to treble the original odds! Tremendous value with Aguero and Tevez going off at 2/1 in the market. Popular online bookmaker BetFred offer a free £50 bet for new customers registering an account. The bookie will match the value of your first stake on a new account with a free bet.
Manchester City v QPR Odds at BetFred
Man City 1/7, Draw 8/1, QPR 18/1
Well, there are big connotations about this match, both at the top and the bottom of the league. The primary focus on this match has been all about Manchester City, and whether or not they can finish off their second chance to win the Premier League. The destiny of Roberto Mancini’s men is in their own hands, as they simply need to win here and they will be lifting the title, regardless of what Manchester United do. While the Citizens go into the match level on points with United, they have a superior goal difference of eight, which is unlikely to be overturned. To their huge credit, after looking out of the title, City have strung together a fantastic run of form, taking out both Manchester United and Newcastle in back to back game. They may just have the winning mentality after all, and the triumph away at Newcastle was perhaps the turning point. It came straight after beating Manchester United for a second time this season, and with City’s shaky away form and against a high flying Magpies, City turned in a professional performance, proving that their heads are in the right place.
City have gotten back to their best since a defeat against Arsenal on April 8th. That was the match when it all seemed to have gotten away from them. However, with five straight wins on the bounce, City have capitalised on an unfamiliar choke from the Red Devils. City have rattled off fifteen goals and have conceded just one in their last five matches. They have hit their stride again after a sticky patch, and Mancini has made tactical decisions which has won him crucial matches, like bringing on Nigel de Jong and pushing Yaya Toure forward against Newcastle. That was the game-breaking change in a match City had to win. So now, they host QPR to win the Premier League title. It was 44 years when City last won the league (back in 1968) and the runners up then were Manchester United. Back in November, City squeezed out a 3-2 win away at Loftus Road against QPR, the hero on the day then? Yaya Toure, popping up with the winner. You have to feel that City will pull out the stops here to get the title wrapped up. It is not as if they have been jittery at home or anything, winning seventeen, drawing one and losing none. Fifty two goals they have amassed at home, averaging 2.9 goals per game, and conceding 0.55 on home soil. City haven’t conceded a goal in the first fifteen minutes of any matches this season, just one in the first half hour of a match. That is strong start, the foundation upon which they have built so many wins.
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But Premier League survival is what is at stake for Mark Hughes and his visiting QPR. A point will be enough to keep them in the division next season, as they start two points ahead of 18th placed Bolton (but QPR have a superior goal difference which won’t be overhauled by the Trotters). So can QPR get the point they need, and throw a lifeline back to Manchester United in the title race? A defeat at the Etihad Stadium would leave the R’s open to relegation. They will be heavy underdogs of course, not only because of City’s home record, but because of their own away form. Rangers have only won three matches away from home this season and are without a win in 12 on the road. They have done marvellously at Loftus Road during the run in, rattling off five straight wins including victories of Arsenal, Liverpool and Spurs to keep their survival hopes high. But mixed in between all that, has been away defeat after away defeat. Rangers have lost the last six away matches in a row now, and that is where they are hurting. They will battle to the end, in the hopes of causing one final twist, but City should have the desire, creativity and technical ability to overpower them.
Man City v QPR Prediction: We are playing stats here, City have a league leading 52 points at home this season, QPR have the league’s worst tally of just 11 eleven away points this season. Simple maths, City should win this and win well. But it is probably going to be a little nervy given what is at stake. Therefore, a conservative Man City 2 Goal Winning Margin for 3/1 looks good at Bet365.
April 27th, 2012 / Lee A Jackson - Category:
Premier League Betting
The inevitable fall out of Chelsea’s feisty Premier League match against QPR back in last October has come to light for the reverse fixture on Sunday, of Chelsea v QPR betting. It was an ill tempered game back at Loftus Road, where Chelsea finished up playing with nine men after Jose Bosingwa and Didier Drogba left the field early. It was all the event in which John Terry was accused of racially abusing Anton Ferdinand, and while the two players will go head to head, all pre-match ceremonies of hand shakes have been called off. It is all about John Terry in the Paddy Power Chelsea v QPR Money Back Special. The first match was very ill tempered, and if John Terry is booked or sent off on Sunday, then Paddy Power will refund all losing First Goalscorer, Last Goalscorer, Correct Score and Scorecast singles on the match.
This is pretty solid coverage because ironically, John Terry is the only recognised centre half left for Chelsea at the moment, so the Blues have a problem at the back. David Luiz and Gary Cahill are both missing through injury, while Branislav Ivanovic is serving out a ban. It means that insurance can be taken on the First Goalscorer market, where Fernando Torres is priced at 4/1 to open the scoring, and the Correct Score market where a 2-0 Chelsea win is trading at 6/1. So bets like this will all be covered by the Paddy Power Money Back Special, if John Terry happens to get sent off.
Chelsea v QPR Betting Odds at Paddy Power
Chelsea 2/5, Draw 7/2, QPR 7/1
These two London clubs are going head to head for the third time this season. An early penalty at Loftus Road secured a shock win for the R’s early in the Premier League season, while Chelsea gained revenge with a win in the FA Cup. Chelsea have had a fantastic time under caretaker boss Roberto di Matteo, who has now led them to the FA Cup and Champions League finals. But there is still a lot of work to do in the Premier League, as they look for a top four finish. This is a big match for them in that race, as they go into the weekend, four points adrift of fourth placed Newcastle. Chelsea may have one eye on the big clash with Newcastle coming up next week. But now their cup exploits are over for a while, they have to get back into league mode. They will be favourites at home, where they are unbeaten in six now at Stamford Bridge. However, they have only managed two draws in their last two matches, so need to pick up the pace. They will have to do it with a patched up defence as well.
Chelsea v QPR betting is just a crucial for the visitors as well, as they look to pull clear of the drop zone. Rangers are one point out of the relegation zone at the moment, after giving themselves another boost when beating Tottenham at home last weekend. Anton Ferdinand does play in the London derby, and incidentally, this is the eighth London derby of Chelsea’s season in the league, and the Blues haven’t won one yet. So Mark Hughes may take that as a positive sign against his former club, to lead QPR to at least a precious point in their fight against relegation. However, while Rangers have knocked off Liverpool, Arsenal, Swansea and Spurs in consecutive home matches, their away form is still miserable. They have lost their last five straight on the road now, and they haven’t won in eleven away games. In that run off thirty three possible points, QPR have picked up just two. So while their home form is just about keeping them afloat, their away form leads a lot to be desired, and they have failed to score in their last two. Will they be able to burst the Chelsea bubble of euphoria though, after the thrilling week the Blues have had?
April 21st, 2012 / Lee A Jackson - Category:
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QPR v Tottenham Premier League betting is being covered well by online bookmaker Ladbrokes, who are running a Money Back Special for the match. QPR have been in fine home form, taking down Liverpool, Arsenal and Swansea at Loftus Road in their last three matches there. Next to come is the fragile looking Spurs, and so Mark Hughes’ men must be targeting a win here. They need to carry through on their home form as they fight to stay in the Premier League. QPR are just two points clear of the drop zone, but Bolton, right behind them, have down games in hand over the Londoners, so QPR can’t rest on their laurels just yet. But while this match has huge importance for QPR, Spurs just as badly need the win.
After a terrible down turn in form, Spurs are in danger of missing on Champions League football. Back in February they had a ten point lead sat in third place, over Arsenal who are now five points ahead of them. That has been the drastic change in form from Spurs, and after being heavily beaten on the weekend at Wembley in the FA Cup semi final, morale looks low at the club. But somehow Harry Redknapp must rally his troops for a strong run in, or else they may come up totally empty handed at the end of the season. So the stage is set for QPR v Spurs betting.
If QPR’s Moroccan midfielder Adel Taarabt scores at any-time during the game at Loftus Road, then Ladbrokes will refund any losing stakes in the first goalscorer market. Taarabt set the R’s on their way to victory over Arsenal recently, and if the attacking midfielder finds the net against on Saturday, then there is coverage on the First Goalscorer Market. In the QPR v Spurs First Goalscorer Market, Tottenham have the main protagonists on offer, with Emmanuel Adebayor as 5/1 favourite, followed by Louis Saha and Jermain Defoe at 11/2. So value is there in the market, and so too insurance with the Ladbrokes Money Back Special.
QPR v Tottenham Odds at Ladbrokes
Spurs Evens, Draw 5/2, QPR 11/4
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April 6th, 2012 / Lee A Jackson - Category:
Premier League Betting
There does seem to be a certain degree of inevitability that Manchester United are now just going to stroll to the Premier League title, as next on the list we look at Manchester United v QPR betting. It doesn’t appear to be the kind of fixture that is going to derail their chances of defending their title. Online bookmaker Paddy Power will be hoping thing do go particularly easily for the Red Devils at Old Trafford on Sunday, as they are running the risk of paying out lost stake refunds on the First Goalscorer, Last Goalscorer, Correct Score and Scorecast markets on the match. The highly popular bookie will pay out lost stake refunds on those markets, if there are five or more goals scored in the match. Will United run rampant? Will the red hot Rooney have a field day? Or will QPR have a big say in the relegation battle by offering some threat up front themselves?
With the Paddy Power Money Back Special, you can look at the First Goalscorer market for example where Wayne Rooney is 5/2 favourite, with his team mates Javier Hernandez, Danny Welbeck and Dimitar Berbatov hovering around 4/1. A Correct Score punt on 2-0 win for United fetches good value at 6/1. So bets like these and more will be covered with the Paddy Power Man Utd v QPR Money Back Special if five or more goals are scored in the matches. Online bookmaker Paddy Power offer a free £50 bet for new customers registering an account with them. The bookie will match the value of your first stake on a new account with a free bet, up to that maximum value.
Manchester United v QPR Odds
Man Utd to win: 1/5 at Paddy Power
Draw: 7/1 at Boylesports
QPR to win: 16/1 at Totesport
With a five point lead at the top of the table, and heading into the busy weekend period with a home match against a relegation threatened side, is the title race already over? Manchester United have been in unstoppable form, at least in terms of results, even if they haven’t played that well at times. You can’t argue with seven straight wins now, and ten wins and one draw in their last eleven. They are using Sir Alex Ferguson’s experience to the max, and the Red Devils haven’t conceded a goal in their last four outings. While they needed late goals to see off Blackburn at the start of the month, and were extremely lucky to not have given a penalty away which would have cost them points at home against Fulham, they have been getting the job done.
Because of the busy Easter fixture list, Ferguson may well shuffle his pack around, but his options have been boosted with the return of Nani. So the Premier League title could well be sealed by utilizing a squad that many thought were decidedly average. They just have goals galore in them, even when they aren’t playing well, and they should just be far too powerful for QPR. There is the incentive and the real possibility of opening up an eight point lead over Manchester City on Sunday, as the Citizens have a tough match away at Arsenal. The title could well and truly be decided this weekend, and you wouldn’t really bet against anything other than a home win here. Goals by Wayne Rooney and Michael Carrick secured a 2-0 away win at Loftus Road earlier in the season.
However, QPR have been rousing themselves for the relegation battle under former United star Mark Hughes recently. They have landed two wins in their last three matches, and perhaps more impressively, they came against Liverpool and Arsenal. Big wins there for Hughes, giving QPR a fighting chance of staying up. But those precious wins came at home, and QPR’s away form is really nothing to write home about. They haven’t won on the road in their last nine outings and seven of those games have resulted in defeats for them. They have lost their last three straight, so turning up at Old Trafford and winning doesn’t really seem very likely. You have to go all the way back to last September to find the last clean sheet away from home for QPR and with Rangers conceding on average two goals per game away from home, well, this match should only produce one outcome. It could be a case of get through the ninety minutes then move on to their next fixture, which is a more winnable one at home against Swansea.
December 16th, 2011 / Lee A Jackson - Category:
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QPR v Manchester United betting will see the Red Devils try to keep their title challenge on track. After learning their Europa League fate after dropping out from the Champions League early, one wonders if it will stoke the fires for a Premier League charge. Will they put all of their focus back on to the domestic scene, now that the Champions League has gone? Well, QPR will be the next ones to find out, as Manchester United head to Loftus Road in search of three points which would keep the pressure up on league leaders Manchester City. The Red Devils responded last weekend with a trouncing of Wolves, and many will expect the same to come against QPR. Sir Alex Ferguson’s crew went into their shell a little bit after getting hammered by City in the league, but was the Wolves wake up the start of a new showing of strength? The defending champions are under scrutiny, with everyone seeming to think that they desperately need a creative midfielder, and a solid defender at the back. They have lost Nemanja Vidic of course for the season, so will QPR be able to exploit the United back line and get at the shaky David de Gea in goal?
QPR scored their biggest win of the season at home, a 1-0 win over Chelsea in a heated London derby. Rangers have started to slip backwards just a little bit in the league, winning just once in their last six matches now, so is the grueling life in the Premier League starting to take its toll on them? There is no question that United are the prolific of the two sides in front of goal, scoring twenty more goals on the season than QPR have managed. But the Hoops have shown that they have fight, they have gusto, and under the watchful guidance of Neil Warnock, you would expect nothing less.
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November 4th, 2011 / Lee A Jackson - Category:
Premier League Betting
QPR v Manchester City Betting Tip & Odds: It will be a big shock if anything other than a Manchester City win happens. There are many different routes we could go here, particularly in the goal scoring market where it’s tough to look past the value of Sergio Aguero at 7/2 as First Goalscorer with BetFred. Think that there should be good value in a Man City 2 Goal Winning Margin for 10/3 at Bet365.
QPR to win: 10/1 at Totesport
Draw: 17/4 at Boylesports
Manchester City to win: 4/11 at Victor Chandler
EPL Match Preview: Who will be the first team to stop the steam train that is Manchester City? The Blues look as if they are going from strength to strength, especially after picking up a good 3-0 win against Valencia in the Champions League during midweek away from home. City have one of the best defences in the Premier League and easily the most potent attack. While rivals Manchester United seem to have lost their swagger, City are going from strength to strength. They are likely to lose at some point of course, and QPR caused one of the biggest shocks of the season in beating Chelsea recently. But when you look at City strikers Sergio Aguero and Edin Dzeko, who have both scored more goals each than QPR have managed as a team this season, the bookies are expecting one way traffic coming from City. Can Roberto Mancini’s men keep at least their five point lead at the top of the table? Will QPR score another famous victory?
QPR Form: It has been a mixed bag of results for Neil Warnock’s Queen’s Park Rangers, back in England’s top flight. The newly promoted Londoners really have nothing to be ashamed of, sitting mid table after a quarter of the season having passed. It has been hard to predict QPR’s form, because they are hit and miss, and their matches are largely built on defence and hanging in there, because they haven’t got a great deal of firepower to really trouble teams. At Loftus Road this season, they have only lost the once, and that was on the opening day of the season, so they have learned quickly. Their big moment came of course when they beat nine man Chelsea. They have also picked up wins against Everton and Wolves, but those were on the road. But for their highlights, they have suffered some very bad lows, such as the 4-0 defeat against Bolton, and the 6-0 hammering dished out by Fulham. QPR are going to concede goals, and their goal scoring problems were under the spotlight when they had a two man advantage over Chelsea, and really didn’t offer anything going forward. So QPR’s wins will be ones borne of hard work as opposed to real quality. Whatever does the trick for them, as at the end of the day it will all be about survival. QPR have managed just three goals at home this season, while they have conceded twice as many as that. Rangers have totaled just 8 goals in total in the Premier League this season, so there are problems there. Because there have been so few goals, the timing of them have been sporadic, but their highest percentage has come in the first fifteen minutes of their matches. At home, Queens Park Rangers have failed to score in 40% of their matches and 80% of their home matches have ended Under 2.5 goals. After the ecstasy of overturning Chelsea, their joy was quickly undone in the following match, when they visited White Hart Lane and were totally outclassed and outworked in a 3-1 defeat. It really is tough to see QPR causing as much of a shockwave as they did against Chelsea in their last home game.
Manchester City Form: Well there clearly has not been any problems with Manchester City’s form in the Premier League. The leaders have already brutalized their neighbors Manchester United, and have racked up a pretty impressive goal tally in their opening ten matches. City are averaging over three goals per game, which is a pretty impressive rate to be going along at. Their only slip up this season in the league, was a visit to Craven Cottage where they blew a 2-0 lead against Fulham and only earned themselves a point in the end. Other than that, it has been three points after three points for the Blues. Roberto Mancini has to be commended for the way he has steadily built and taken Manchester City on from what they were last season. They were a cautious, defence minded side last season and they have built upon the defensive strengths and finally sorted out the balance of getting forward as well. Perhaps the fall out with Carlos Tevez was the best thing which could have happened to City because they are no longer reliant on one man for magic. The goals have primarily flown in from Sergio Aguero and Edin Dzeko, but there has been excellent support from Mario Balotelli, and the likes of Adam Johnson and the highly impressive David Silva, who is easily in the running for Player of the Year. City’s away form has been impressive despite that draw against Fulham. They have hit 20 goals on their travels (more than they have amassed at home) and have conceded just six. So, away from home, Manchester City are averaging an amazing 4 goals per match. Yes, you read that right. There was that famous 6-1 win, on top of a 5-1 triumph on the road and a 4-0 win as well, so City are certainly not goal shy and the QPR defence will likely be in for a very long afternoon. Roberto Mancini’s men have scored first in every Premier League match this season, and 78% of their goals have come in the second half, so they really punish teams the longer the games go on. City’s most prolific time bracket for finding the back of the net is the 46-60 minute, where nearly a third of their goals have come. A quick look as their defence, and they are conceding an average of 1.2 goals per match away from home, and every one of their away matches have ended Over 2.5 goals, a good betting stat to look out for there. It is a five match streak away from home with no defeat, and a five match streak of scoring away from home. The all round stats are just so impressive from Manchester City, whatever you are looking, and they will be firm favourites to rattle off another three points here.
Head to Head: Not a great deal of history between these two sides. At Loftus Road, there have been just 24 meetings there between the two teams. QPR have won 9 of the meetings, with City picking up 8 wins, leaving 7 draws. So all even there, and in the over all head to head stats at all venues, City have the upper hand with a 41% win percentage. You have to go back to the 2003/04 season for the last meeting between them, which was in the League Cup, and City won 3-0. The last league meeting was back in March of 2000 in League One, which City also won. Both of the last two matches then against QPR, City have rattled in three goals. An omen of something to come again here?
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November 3rd, 2011 / Lee A Jackson - Category:
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QPR are the next team standing in the way of the Manchester City machine in the Premier League on the weekend. Roberto Mancini’s City have taken the Premier League title race by the scruff of the neck, holding on to their unbeaten start for ten matches now. It has been such an impressive turn of form from City, who of course, recently crushed their rivals United with a six goal haul. It has not only been the impressive attacking prowess of City which has shone so well this season, their defence is the second best in the Premier League, having conceded just eight in their ten matches (one worse than Newcastle). With an impressive 3-0 win away in Spain against Valencia in the week in the Champions League, City will be favourites at Loftus Road to keep their title challenge going strong. City have dropped just two points this season, blowing a 2-0 lead at Fulham to pick up just a point. But with the firepower of Sergio Aguero, Edin Dzeko and Mario Balotelli, the creative Man City will take some stopping. Newly promoted QPR of course scored that famous 1-0 win over Chelsea a couple of weeks ago, with their illustrious London rivals going down to nine men in a heated affair. That has been one of three wins for QPR who are holding their own in the middle of the Premier League table, but they are struggling for goals, having netted just eight times compared to City’s 36 goals. So QPR’s defence will be the next to bear the brunt of the powerful City attack, and online bookmaker BetFred have a football betting promotion to cover some of the markets in QPR v Manchester City betting on the weekend.
If any Manchester City player scores a hat trick against QPR on the weekend, then BetFred will refund all losing First Goalscorer, Last Goalscorer, Correct Score and Scorecast bets placed on the match. This is great coverage for your QPR v Man City betting, because City are lethal up front, having already racked up 6-1, 5-1 and 4-0 wins away from home this season. So they are going to get chances up front. So you can take a dabble in the First Goalscorer market for example, because of the BetFred insurance on the game, a market which offers some great value. You have Sergio Aguero at 7/2 favourite to open the scoring, with Edin Dzeko and Mario Balotelli at 4/1. A Manchester City Correct Score of 2-0 fetches a nice price of 5/1, all covered by the insurance that you will get a lost stake refund if any City player nets a hat trick.
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QPR v Manchester City Outright Winner Odds at BetFred
QPR 10/1, Draw 4/1, Man City 1/3 at BetFred
October 21st, 2011 / Lee A Jackson - Category:
Premier League Betting
QPR v Chelsea Betting Tip & Odds: Well, as to be expected, Chelsea are firm favourites to win this London derby, it could just be by a matter of how many, so we will look at Asian Handicap betting for profit. So a Chelsea -1.5 Asian Handicap for Evens at Paddy Power looks like pretty good value really, as the Blues, looking at the form of things, should be able to knock a few goals in.
QPR to win: 19/2 at Victor Chandler
Draw: 4/1 at Bet365
Chelsea to win: 2/5 at Paddy Power
EPL Match Preview: There should be a great atmosphere at Loftus Road on Sunday, as the newly promoted QPR host fellow Londoners Chelsea. QPR have home advantage but they are really struggling to pick up wins at Loftus Road, and while they are struggling for goals too, many are expecting Chelsea to waltz in and pick up a strong victory to keep the pressure up on the two Manchester clubs at the top of the table. Chelsea come into the match off the back of a good week, beating Everton in the league, and then crushing FC Genk 5-0 in the Champions League, with Andre Villas Boas resting players. There is no doubt Chelsea have the supremacy here sitting ten points ahead of QPR in the league, but QPR have to pick up a win at home at some point. Will it be in a shock result against the in form Chelsea?
QPR Form: Neil Warnock’s QPR have been doing OK on their return to England’s top flight. They are just about holding their own in the middle of the table with nine points from their first eight matches. It has been a mixed bag of results for Queens Park Rangers, as expected really, and while they have scored two good wins on the road, they have also been prone to heavy defeats. They went down heavily 4-0 against Bolton on the opening day of the season, and were thumped 6-0 recently by Fulham at Craven Cottage. But QPR responded well with a battling 1-1 draw at home against Blackburn. With QPR hosting this weekend’s London derby match against illustrious neighbours Chelsea, we need to take a look at QPR’s home form, which is fair to middling as they say. Out of their four matches at home so far on the season, QPR have not managed to pick up a win yet. They have secured three draws out of those four matches though, which is a run of three straight home draws right now. They have come against Newcastle, Aston Villa and Blackburn. Clearly there is a big problem for QPR in finding the back of the net. They have managed just six league goals all season, and only two of those have come at home. So the home crowds have not had too much to shout about really, and now they face the challenge of their first match against a Big Four team from the Premier League. Although QPR are on a total run of 3 home matches without defeat, they are without a win in eight matches at home (in all competitions), and if they are going to secure survival, they need to pick up more points at home. Against Chelsea though, that is clearly going to be a difficult proposition. They are averaging just 0.5 goals at home while conceding an average of 1.5, so their defence could be in for a difficult afternoon. QPR have conceded 6 goals at home, 14 in total so far in the season. Rangers have only scored first in 37% of their matches so far, and have yet to have anyone score more than one goal in their side. QPR’s Shaun Wright-Phillips will get to run out against his former side, while Danny Gabbidon sits out with an injury, along with striker DJ Campbell, who is out long term.
Chelsea Form: Nothing much wrong with the Blues at the moment, as Andre Villas Boas seems to be getting things together at the Bridge. Chelsea are beginning to find their shooting boots after a relatively slow start to the season by their standards. Chelsea are playing with a lot more creativity going forwards, and a lot more width. They have had an injection of pace with Daniel Sturridge playing on the right, who has been heavily amongst the goals for the Blues, while summer signing Juan Mata is really pulling the strings, drifting all over the pitch from the left. Chelsea still won’t have Fernando Torres available as he serves the last match of his ban, while midfielder Ramires misses out with a knee injury. While Chelsea’s home form this season has been flawless, they have dropped four points on the road in their four matches. Three of those were at Old Trafford, and the other was a disappointing away draw at Stoke on the opening day of the season. But Chelsea are beginning to click, having fired in twelve goals in their last three league matches, their most recent victory a 3-1 win over Everton. Chelsea are on a streak of 3 away matches with no draw, and they have scored eight away goals this season (which is more than QPR’s total goals scored for the season). Chelsea’s defence though has surprisingly not been as tight as we have gotten used to, and they have conceded five away goals. But, averaging two goals per match away from Stamford Bridge this season, Chelsea will be firm favourites to pick up three points. Their goal scoring has been spread pretty evenly through the time brackets, scoring just as many goals in the first half of matches as they have in the second. Interestingly they have not been quite as strong in opening the scoring, having scored first in just 62% of their league matches. Topping the goal scoring charts for Chelsea are Frank Lampard and Daniel Sturridge with four each, but there has been a great team contribution with goals from Chelsea. Chelsea have scored at least one goal in each of their seven matches, and have also conceded at least one goal in each of their last seven matches. 88% of Chelsea’s matches have ended Over 2.5 goals this season.
Head to Head: It has been a long time since these two sides came together in the top flight. You have to go back to the 1995/96 season for when they last met in a league match, which ended in a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge, with Chelsea winning 2-1 away at Loftus Road that season. The two sides met in the League Cup in the 2009/10 season, their most recent meeting, which Chelsea won 1-0 at home. Chelsea have a strong record against QPR, and have only lost one of the last fourteen matches against QPR in all competitions. There have only been 24 meetings between the two sides at Loftus Road, and the record is closer than you may think. QPR have won 8 of those 24, with Chelsea recording 6 wins there against the Hoops, with the other ten matches playing out as draws. QPR average 1.46 goals in this fixture, while Chelsea average 1.29 goals. Clearly most of their meetings came back in the old First and Second divisions. Out of eight Premier League meetings, Chelsea have won four, drawn three and just one win has been record by the Hoops.
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