While it certainly wasn’t a shock that Blackburn Rovers left the Emirates empty-handed last weekend, not many will have foreseen the 7-1 mauling they received by Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal side.
It was an all-round forgettable afternoon for Steve Kean and his players, who will now be focusing their attention on the visit of QPR in what looks set to be a crucial match for both sides in their battle against the drop.
Rovers have been priced at 7/5 favourites to record just their fourth home win of the season against a side they held to a 1-1 draw at Loftus Road back in October and who sit just three points above them in the league.
The Lancashire side are unbeaten in their three matches against the promoted sides this term, having also managed to gain a point against Norwich City at Carrow Road, while putting four past Swansea City in a 4-2 victory at Ewood Park.
Rangers head into the match on the back of a 2-1 defeat to Wolves last weekend, a game in which they were leading before the sending off of new signing Djibril Cisse swung the game in their opponents’ favour.
Rangers will fancy their chances against a side yet to keep a clean sheet this season. However, the London club themselves have failed to keep out their opponents in their last 15 league fixtures.
The Rs can be backed at a very appealing 19/10 to emerge victorious, with the draw at 9/4, and having held Aston Villa to 2-2 draw in their last away fixture, they will fancy their chances against a side yet to keep a clean sheet this season.
However, the London club themselves have failed to keep out their opponents in their last 15 league fixtures, so it’s certainly worth considering backing both sides to score in the match at 7/10.
The last three league matches involving QPR have seen a total of 11 goals scored and with Blackburn shipping nine in two games, over 2.5 goals at 91/100 is worth a shout, while over 3.5 goals at 11/5 could prove fruitful.
QPR new boy Bobby Zamora bagged a goal on his debut for Rangers last weekend and the former Fulham man has managed to notch four goals in his ten appearances against Rovers, two of which came at Ewood Park while at West Ham.
The England frontman is 9/5 to score at any time in the game, while he can be backed at 13/2 to open proceedings, as was the case last weekend.
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But if you’re after a safer play to stake your money on, look no further than those 7/10 odds on both teams scoring.
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