QPR and Reading posses the top flight’s only two winless records and BetVictor suggest odds of 14/5 for both sides to still be waiting for a maximum haul come full-time. That draw quote is bound to be popular but on home soil it’s hard not to fancy Mark Hughes’ troops, although the market-best price of 5/6 (Stan James) doesn’t exactly set the pulse racing.
Of late, Rangers have looked like they’re on the verge of picking up that elusive victory and indeed they almost got it against Everton a couple of weeks ago. An unfortunate defeat at Arsenal followed that clash but there was enough spirit in both performances to suggest a triumph is just around the corner.
At home against fellow strugglers, this game presents the ideal opportunity to snare a win but QPR’s lack of goals should still ensure a close affair. Ladbrokes’ 3/1 for the hosts to shade it by a one-goal margin stands out then at Loftus Road, where a 1-0 Rangers victory is 15/2 via BetVictor.
QPR to beat Reading by one – 3/1 (Ladbrokes)