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QPR more than capable of leapfrogging threadbare Aston Villa

| 06.04.2015

QPR won for only the second time on the road since returning to the Premier League with a 4-1 thumping of West Brom at the weekend, and despite not managing to string two victories together all term, Chris Ramsey’s side look a great bet at 12/5 to beat Aston Villa away.

The R’s have been much better of late without getting the points their endeavours have deserved, going down just 2-1 at home to Everton, Spurs and Arsenal since the start of March.

Ramsey’s men have clearly found their feet on the road under the former Brighton full-back too, claiming two victories from their last four games away from Loftus Road, having not managed a point on their travels this term before Harry Redknapp stepped down from the manager’s hotseat just over two months ago.

Top scorer Charlie Austin’s strike at the Hawthorns means he has two in his past three on the road, and after the former Burnley man bagged a brace at home to Villa, he looks a massive price to get on the scoresheet at 12/5.

However, it’s the hosts’ dreadful injury problems that make this bet a belter, as Tim Sherwood had to throw on Joe Cole late on in the 3-1 loss to Manchester United, after the former England man hadn’t featured since early February.

After full-back Alan Hutton joined injury doubts Philippe Senderos, Libor Kozak, Ashley Westwood, Scott Sinclair, Tom Cleverley, Aly Cissokho and Kieran Richardson, Sherwood said:

“You get one back and lose another two. They’re not trivial injuries, they’re always two, three, four weeks. It’s okay in September but not now. That’s pretty much writing off the season.

“It’s something you have to get on with and hopefully there’s light at the end of the tunnel. It’s a case of seeing who can come in. A few are back from injury, medically, but physically, it’s a needs-must situation. Some of them will be risked.”

Super Hoops backers should be licking their lips.

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Alex Fortune