The 3-0 defeat at Everton last weekend means that Aston Villa have now lost four on the spin and accordingly they’re bet365’s 12/5 outsiders to stop the rot by picking up a maximum haul as they head to a QPR side that they have failed to beat across the pair’s last five meetings.
The hosts are Stan James’s 7/5 favourites to extend that sequence with a victory but as the pair have shared the spoils in their last two meetings at Loftus Road, some punters might expect the two teams to cancel each other out again, an outcome Paddy Power chalk up at 9/4.
Taking that further, BetVictor quote a score draw at 15/4, however, Rangers are propping up the table and potentially shell-shocked after their disastrous afternoon against Liverpool last time out so the door is ajar for the Villans, who are 15/4 at Winner.com to prevail by one.
Alternatively, some punters might prefer BetVictor’s 17/2 about them grabbing the contest’s only goal and those tipping a tally of over 2.5 goals (5/4, Skybet) can back the visitors at 12/1 courtesy of bet365 to shade it 2-1.
Christian Benteke meanwhile, grabbed the winner when these teams last met – at Villa Park in March 2013 – and he’s a tasty 6/1 via Ladbrokes to notch first in West London.
Aston Villa to beat QPR 2-1 – 12/1 (bet365)