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QPR v Liverpool tips

October 18th, 2014

QPR welcome Liverpool to Loftus Road on Sunday and the game is live on SkySports 1 from 1.30pm.

Rangers sit firmly at the bottom of the Premier League table having won just once this season, while Liverpool are only mid-table, in 9th spot, having won just three of their opening seven games. They are already 9 points behind table toppers Chelsea and 40/1 to win the title with Paddy Power and Ladbrokes.

The Reds can be backed at best odds of 4/6 with Bet365 to win this game, while Rangers are available at 26/5 and the draw at 13/4 - both with 888sport.

Harry Redknapp has won just five of 32 Premier League games in charge at QPR (D10, L17) and we feel the sensible bet is to back Liverpool (-1) on the Asian Handicap at 43/40 with Bet365 - this way you get your money back if Liverpool win by one goal and collect if they win by 2 goals or more. This bet would only have lost twice against QPR in their first seven games so far this season.

But we do expect both teams to score - Liverpool have scored in 14 of their last 15 games in London, while they have kept just one clean sheet in their last 13 league outings. Take BetVictor’s 8/11 on 'Over 2.5 Goals', while we also like the 9/4 with Bet365 on Liverpool winning and both teams scoring.

Mario Balotelli may not have started his Liverpool career with many goals, but he may be worth backing to score the first goal here at odds of 5/1 with Coral (just 7/2 elsewhere).

We also like the odds of 9/1 offered by Bet365 on Liverpool skipper (and penalty taker) Steven Gerrard scoring first - especially as Bet365 offer 1/3 odds for the 'place' in this market - if your player scores at any time in the game. Odds of 3/1 on him to score at Loftus Road are generous (William Hill offer just 13/8 on him in their Anytime Goalscorer market).

Finally, we expect this game to be a high scoring affair and suggest having a couple of high scoring Correct Score wagers. Let’s take 13/1 with BetVictor on a 3-1 Liverpool victory and 25/1 with Bet365 on a 4-1 Liverpool win.

Liverpool (-1) Asian Handicap
43/40 Bet365
Yes Both Teams To Score
8/11 BetVictor
Liverpool Match Result & Both Teams Score 9/4 Bet365
Mario Balotelli First Goalscorer
5/1 Coral
Steven Gerrard (ew) First Goalscorer
9/1 Bet365
Liverpool 3-1 Correct Score
13/1 BetVictor
Liverpool 4-1 Correct Score 25/1 Bet365
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