QPR odds-on to beat struggling Derby

Runaway Championship leaders Queens Park Rangers are odds-on to continue their march towards the Premier League with a home victory over struggling Derby County on Monday.

QPR are eight points clear at the top of the division with a game in hand over second-placed Cardiff City and have won four of their last five league fixtures.

They are priced at 1/2 to extend that impressive run of form against Derby, meaning a successful £10 bet on QPR with bwin.com would return £15.

However, Neil Warnock’s men have shown they are not infallible. They crashed to a shock 4-1 defeat in their away fixture with Scunthorpe earlier this month and also slipped up against Milwall in March, losing 2-0.

As a result, Championship betting fans could be tempted to back underdogs Derby to upset the odds and come away from Loftus Road with the three points.

The Rams beat Leeds United 2-1 on Tuesday night and overcame promotion-chasing Swansea City in March, but have also lost four of their last ten matches.

This inconsistency has left them lagging down in 19th place in the league, eight points above the relegation zone.

Punters can get odds of 19/4 from bwin.com for a bet on Derby to pull off an unlikely victory over QPR, meaning a successful £10 stake would net £47.50.

The last two meetings between the clubs have finished in draws, so brave football betting fans may be tempted to have a wager on the honours finishing even on Monday night.

When they clashed in the Championship back in August, two goals in the dying minutes – from Patrick Agyemang and Jamie Mackie – saw QPR battle back to a 2-2 draw.

A winning bet on Derby and QPR to repeat that scoreline would bag £190 from just a £10 wager. New customers can register here to receive a £25 free bet.