The Championship fixture list has churned out another late summer humdinger as QPR visit fellow pre-season promotion fancies Bolton and a return to the comforts of the Reebok Stadium is fancied to see the Trotters end their three-match winless start to the season.
Bolton put together a stunning run of form late in 2012/13, producing nine wins from their last 14 games to miss out on the play-offs on goal difference.
That springtime surge is all the more impressive when it’s considered that it was posted despite Dougie Freedman’s arrival in town failing to arrest Bolton’s woeful away form.
During that late push just two of the victories came on the road and over the season as a whole only rock-bottom finishers Bristol City won less away games, while just two sides conceded more away goals.
What this all means in a roundabout way is that having played two of their first three league games on the road this term, punters shouldn’t be put off backing a Wanderers win at 29/20.
A third success from four games for visiting QPR is priced at 9/5, while the draw is 11/5.
Bolton’s home form is formidable, with eight wins and two draws from their last ten games at the Reebok, during which they’ve conceded only six times.
In their one outing in front of their own support this season visiting Reading had a penalty to thank for a point and Wanderers are sure to be tough to penetrate at home given the Royals went and smashed three past Watford in their next outing.
They entertain a Super Hoops side that’s yet to find its goal-scoring gear in the Championship, having notched just four times despite creating a welter of chances in matches against Huddersfield and Ipswich.
Rangers haven’t won away in seven league games and they’ve managed just one goal in their last four on the road, making the 16/5 about a home win to nil an intriguing prospect.