Queens Park Rangers – Liverpool Betting Preview: Why goals at both ends looks likely at Loftus Road

The final match of 2012 for these two sides could be one of the most signficant of the season, as bottom of the table Queens Park Rangers host a Liverpool team desperately languishing in mid table.

Should the R’s suffer yet another defeat, it is quite possible they would end the year nine points from safety, while if Liverpool were to lose against the side rock bottom of the table, it would surely heap more pressure on to beleaguered Brendan Rodgers.

The stakes at Loftus Road are high pricing the Londoners at 3/1 (4.00) to claim what would be only their second win of the season. Liverpool, meanwhile, can be backed at 10/11 (1.90) with the draw offered at 5/2 (3.50).

Given their erratic nature, neither side inspires particular confidence in the outright market although one aspect of their play has been fairly consistent over the last few weeks.

Liverpool have scored in all but two of their last 17 competitive matches, while QPR have found the back of the net in six of their last eight encounters.

This could well lead us to think that the price for both teams to score might be fairly low, yet at 4/5 (1.80) it is pleasingly attractive.

With this bet paying out in six of the last eight meetings between the two sides, including each of the last four at Loftus Road, this selection once again has a great chance of landing punters a profit.

For a value bet, back QPR to be ahead at half-time offered at 10/3 (4.33). Harry Redknapp’s men know they must go for the win and as such we can expect a high intensity start from the home side, making this a decent option for a smaller investment.

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Phil Kitromilides is a sports broadcaster working on radio and TV in London and Madrid. You can also follow Phil on Twitter.

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