QPR vs Arsenal Betting TipsJake Cooper | 12 Oct 2016
QPR vs Arsenal | Wednesday 4 March, 2015 | Loftus Road | 19.45
Arsenal travel to West London on Wednesday to meet QPR at Loftus Road. QPR are currently in 17th place in the Premier League table as they continue to fight relegation following Harry Redknapp’s recent exit from the club.
Arsenal bounced back from their Champions League horror match by beating Everton 2-0 and they are now back to 3rd place, only four points behind second-place Manchester city.
The Gunners have won 6 of their last 7 Premier League matches and have prevailed in the last three meetings with QPR.
Wenger’s side face a hectic schedule over the coming weeks, with league matches against West Ham and Newcastle, in addition to visiting Manchester United for an FA Cup quarter-final on 9 March. They also travel to Monaco for the second leg of their Champions League round of 16 tie eight days later.
“It’s tight,” Wenger said. “We are four points behind Manchester City. But there are teams who are one, two, three points behind us.
“It’s down to consistency. You could see that we needed a very focused performance to beat Everton, who are a very good side.”
QPR have only managed a single win in their last 10 matches, losing 2-1 away at Hull last weekend, but they should be fresh for the visit of the north London club this week after enjoying a rare free weekend.
The presence of Chris Ramsey, who was given the Head Coach post until the end of the season, could also make a difference in the team’s performance on Wednesday.
The interim boss has already achieved something Redknapp had not managed all season: winning a game away from home. In a crucial match Ramsey took all three points back home in a 2-0 victory against Sunderland, despite the absence of striker Charlie Austin.
Ramsey looked to repeat this feat against Hull city but the Hoops were reduced to 10 men when Joey Barton was sent off for lashing out at Tom Huddleston just after the half hour mark.
“I’m so disappointed,” the manager said. “I feel sorry for the players really, because they gave absolutely everything. They couldn’t have given anything more than they did.”
Former QPR coach Glenn Hoddle believes the club can beat relegation this season, as long as they keep star striker Charlie Austin fit.
Austin, has found the back of the net 14 times this season and is just three behind Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero in the Premier League top scorer chart.
“Our home form has been really good, and against the top teams,” Austin said.
“We don’t fear anyone at home, and the way Chris has got us playing, coming to Loftus Road on a Wednesday night is not going to be something Arsenal are looking forward to.”
QPR vs Arsenal Betting Tips
QPR are desperate to avoid relegation and have the home advantage, but the in-form Gunners have done a great job in the Premier league this far and should walk away with a comfortable victory.
A 2-1 Arsenal victory at 7/1 with William Hill is your best bet, while Olivier Giroud looks good to score the first goal, priced at 3/1 with Betway.