THERE’S a huge match at the bottom end of the Premier League table on Tuesday night. Chris Graham (@chrisgraham79) takes a look at the odds.
Aston Villa v QPR | Tuesday 19:45
Do you think anyone backed QPR to win on Saturday? It can’t have been many that’s for sure, who would have envisaged them thumping West Brom 4-1 at The Hawthorns?
That was only their second away win of the season and it certainly gives them hope here as they travel to Villa Park. Will Saturday’s win be a pivotal moment in their season or a false dawn?
The buzz and fist-pumps that surrounded Aston Villa last month have been faded out after two successive defeats and a defeat here would push them back into the relegation zone.
I can’t get excited about any of the Win-Draw-Win odds. Villa on the cusp of Evens? No thanks. QPR best price 14/5? Just not big enough. But what does appeal are the goals markets.
I think the bookmakers have framed this game as two struggling sides playing out a six pointer, and while that’s true, I’d pitch it more along the lines of two struggling sides desperate for goals playing out a six pointer.
Yes desperate for goals and scoring goals. Villa have scored in six of Tim Sherwood’s eight games in charge, while QPR have now scored in their last seven matches.
The Both Teams To Score bet has paid out in the last six R’s games and at 19/20 here with Betfair, that’s value for me. Sherwood as always will insist his side have a go while QPR must be buoyed from that amazing result on Saturday.
Aston Villa v QPR – Both Teams To Score (19/20 Betfair)