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Everton vs QPR: Score draw not beyond struggling visitors

| 01.04.2013

As Everton welcome QPR to Goodison Park, the contrasting nature of either club’s league fortunes makes it unsurprising to see the hosts as 4/9 favourites to triumph.

The 6/1 Rs, battling for their lives at the wrong end of the table, have victored only twice on the road this term, which should be enough to deter punters from investing in them.

But backing the draw at 10/3 could prove a wise move, and more specifically, betting on a stalemate in which both teams find the net may result in profit.

That outcome is priced at 9/2, and would have paid dividends in 18 total matches combining these two across the course of this campaign.

Also, it should be noted that the past two encounters between the pair ended with a 1-1 scoreline, whilst that result has also occurred in five Toffees games this term, and six Hoops matches.

It therefore seems plausible that the sides could share two goals between them again, with 8/1 the price regarding another 1-1 draw.

Alternatively, some may opt to invest in the 4/1 odds that a stalemate involving less than 2.5 goals ensues, given that this pair have also drawn a combined seven games 0-0 this term.

Also, it should be considered that on the past two occasions these teams have crossed swords, nothing has separated them at both half-time and full-time.

And as such, there could be big value in the 6/1 price that the sides go into the break level in a match that ends as a stalemate.

More cautious punters may like the 29/20 that there is nothing to choose between the teams after 45 minutes meanwhile, whilst the 19/10 odds that the most goals occur in the first half look attention-worthy.

That is in light of all of the last five goals in matches between these teams coming in the opening period, which also indicates that the 3/10 odds regarding the first strike occurring in the first half are justifiably short.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.



John Klee