Football Betting: Live on BBC2: Sat 17.15: QPR can continue their strong start in the Championship against Middlesbrough while a fierce local derby sees PNE travel to Burnley. Compare Championship odds.
Championship leaders QPR clung on to their unbeaten record last time out, scoring not one but two last minute goals to nick a point at Derby and they’re decent value at 11/10 with 888Sport to overcome a Middlesbrough side that has started the season somewhat sluggishly. Strong defensively until they shipped a couple at Pride Park, Neil Warnock’s side can keep things tight against goal-shy Boro too and Paddy Power chalk a tempting 13/5 against them prevailing ‘to nil’ at Loftus Road.
The Rams, who were unfortunate to only grab a share of the spoils against Rangers, can go one better this weekend as they entertain Sheffield United. The Blades have changed managers but are yet to really convince, despite beating Preston last time out and on their own patch having shown what they can do against the division’s pacesetters Derby are cracking value at 7/5 (William Hill).
Also underestimated on their own patch are Victor Chandler’s 6/4 shots Scunthorpe who strolled past Crystal Palace in their last outing and can do likewise as they host Bristol City while Coventry (8/5, Victor Chandler) catch the eye at home to Leicester and improving Leeds, at 13/10 with Betdaq, can edge out Swansea at Elland Road.
Meanwhile in a potentially volatile Lancashire derby clash at teatime on Saturday, Burnley are worthy favourites at 8/11 with Ladbrokes to claim the bragging rights over local rivals Preston but the best bet at Turf Moor is arguably bet365’s 23/20 for a match tally of more than 2.5 goals; a wager that would have been successful in five of the last six meetings between the two sides.