Manchester United v QPR Betting Preview, Tips and Odds

QPR head up to Old Trafford on Sunday, being the first side to face up to United’s new signing Radamel Falcao in the Premier League.

Kick-off time: Sunday 16:00

Given how QPR lost their only other away game so far this season in the top flight 4-0 at White Hart Lane, they will be cursing their luck about potentially having to deal with Falcao, Rooney and Robin van Persie. So Harry Redknapp’s R’s could have a bit of a thankless task on their hands on Sunday, and there is nothing in the stats to back them up in taking even a surprise point off the Red Devils.

QPR have not managed a clean sheet against United since back in 1992, which was a 0-0 in their first ever Premier League game at Old Trafford. In total, they have been to Old Trafford 21 times for league matches and the R’s have come away with just the one win (D3 L17). Frankly a terrible record and with them having only scored one goal all season (in all competitions), albeit a winner from Charlie Austin against Sunderland last time out, they aren’t likely to get anything out of this game.

Despite the bulk of Manchester United’s problems this season being at the back and in midfield, Louis van Gaal tried to cover it all up by bringing in one of Europe’s most prolific strikers. The Colombian has scored 104 goals in 139 appearances in European club football since 2009/10. But with Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie around, Van Gaal has tried to fix the one area of the United squad that wasn’t broken. Still, Falcao is an immediate 4/6 favourite in the anytime goalscorer market, shorter priced than both RVP and Rooney.

Manchester United have kept clean sheets in four of their last five games against QPR (in all competitions) so it is probably worth looking at the bigger value of 10/11 on them to win to nil. That should still be a banker given QPR’s lack of prowess in front of goal. Incidentally, QPR have had just two fewer shots at goal than Chelsea have this season, but the R’s have scored ten fewer goals than Mourinho’s men. As bad as United’s defence has been this season, there’s better value in backing them to win with a clean sheet than the ridiculous odds-on price of them in the match outright (1/4).

With United winning ten and losing none of their 12 previous Premier League matches against QPR, they are to be backed in this one to turn the corner for their season. If not defensively, they surely have the attack quality now, with Angel Di Maria there, lets not forget too, to pick up three points in this one. Frankly, if they lose this one, Van Gaal may need to start looking for a new job.


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