QPR vs Aston Villa Betting TipsJake Cooper | 12 Oct 2016
QPR vs Aston Villa | Monday 27 October, 2014 | Loftus Road | Kick off 20.00
Both QPR and Aston Villa will be looking to bounce back from defeats when they run out at Loftus Road but can Harry Redknapp’s side keep the visitors from ending their losing streak?
QPR’s display against Liverpool last weekend bordered on the ridiculous with The Hoops losing 3-2 and in the process scoring as many goals in their own net as their opponents’. They came very close to winning at Loftus Road, drawing level twice in the last few minutes of the game before a final own goal from Steven Caulker secured their fate.
Redknapp has come under fire for his attitude after the game but has since urged supporters to get behind the team and cheer them on to victory against Villa. He has taken some positive notes from the team’s performance however.
“I’ve been pleased with our home form,” he said. “We were excellent against Liverpool and we’ll need another performance like that again against Villa.
“The quality and the spirit we showed on Sunday was excellent from the first minute. The fans were bouncing, Loftus Road was loud – and we need that again on Monday under the lights. I’m still confident we will be fine this season.”
The West London club are currently sitting at the bottom of the table with only four points having lost six of their first eight games.
Aston Villa on the other hand began the season well but things have gone downhill since then as they have failed to take any points from their last four games, let alone score a single goal.
Midfielder Joe Cole made his Villa debut during the last few minutes of the game against Everton last weekend but was unable to prevent the side from a crushing 3-0 loss.
But Villa boss Paul Lambert is hopeful that the addition of Cole to the squad will be very beneficial, commenting, “We’ve got a really good player, someone who can unlock things. I think he’s getting up to speed.
“He’s been good as gold. He’s a great trainer, he does extra work after training so he’s been good, really good. I think he can certainly create things for us.”
Villa will be without Philippe Senderos and Nathan Baker in defence due to injuries, but more critical could be the absence of Fabian Delph in midfield who will be out until January following shoulder surgery.
For QPR, Taarabt will be out due to illness and Redknapp will also be without the services of Joey Barton and Jordan Mutch who are both suffering from hamstring injuries.
QPR vs Aston Villa Betting Tips
With both teams performing poorly in the league right now it’ll be a close game, although QPR have the slight advantage playing at home.
There’s no guarantee that Villa will end their goal drought tonight, so QPR to win 2-0 is a great bet, priced at 35/4 at Betway.
Niko Kranjcar has been playing impressively for QPR this season and looks good to score first at Loftus Road, priced at 11/1 at Paddy Power.