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QPR cracking value to end miserable run with win over Leeds

| 28.02.2014

Harry Redknapp must be tearing his hair out over QPR’s title-hope-ending nosedive in form of late, but luckily for him, weary travellers Leeds are next up at Loftus Road.

While Leicester make hay, three straight defeats have left QPR’s designs on the title in tatters, as the 15-point gap to the Foxes now has a distinctly unbridgeable look about it.

Nevertheless, the golden ticket of automatic promotion is still well within the R’s grasp if they can start winning once more, and what better place to begin that revival than Loftus Road, where they’ve won 11 of their 16 league games to date.

As such, Redknapp’s charges look a very respectable 5/6 to defeat Leeds in front of the Sky Sports cameras; especially as, of the other top-half teams, only Ipswich have worse away form than Leeds.

Although they won at bottom-of-the-table Yeovil at the start of this four-game road run, normal service was resumed away from Elland Road with defeat at Brighton.

Following that, recording a 0-0 draw against a Middlesbrough side who hadn’t scored in five previous games can hardly be heralded as a particularly good point either.

Nevertheless, the fact that QPR have only scored once in three outings and Leeds have only conceded twice in their last three, suggests a walkover is certainly not on the cards.

With this in mind, the 13/5 about a one-goal margin of victory for the hosts looks to be in pretty good shape, as does the under 1.5 total goals in the game at 2/1.

In Charlie Austin’s absence Rangers have clearly struggled in front of goal, but with two strikes in his first four games, January signing Kevin Doyle looks the pick of the first goalscorers at 5/1.

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Christian Crowther

Give Christian a sport with anything remotely spherical in it and he’ll happily while away the hours watching it on the box. However, he’d much prefer writing about, playing or betting on golf, football, cricket, tennis, snooker.... you get the picture.