Despite a poor record against Wolves in recent years, which has seen them pick up just one win from their last ten meetings, odds of 3/1 for a first QPR win away at Molineux in seven attempts are certainly worth considering.
Monday’s 0-0 draw with Newcastle at Loftus Road saw six debutants make their bow for Neil Warnock’s side, and while they squandered a number of chances to win the game, the team’s impressive display will give them hope ahead of their trip to the Black Country.
Having installed Joey Barton as captain and added the experience of Luke Young, Anton Ferdinand and Shaun Wright-Phillips to the ranks, QPR are certainly in with a shout of sharing the spoils against Mick McCarthy’s side at the very least, with a draw priced at 47/20.
Meanwhile, a repeat of Monday’s stalemate can be had at 27/4.
After putting in an impressive shift on his debut for the Rs, QPR fans will be looking to Wright-Phillips to not only create goals but also get his name on the scoresheet on a regular basis, and odds of 14/1 for the former Manchester City man to score first against Wolves look tempting.
The winger went close on a number of occasions on Monday, most notably when he had a chip cleared off the line, and even though he didn’t find the back of the net his performance suggested he will carry a significant goal threat in future matches.
However, Wolves start as 9/10 favourites, even allowing for a disappointing 2-0 home defeat to Tottenham last weekend.
Their status is justified, too, given a solid start which sees them sit seventh in the table.
Wolves’ home form in recent seasons has also been impressive, with hard-fought victories over both Manchester clubs and Chelsea at Molineux last campaign demonstrating it is no easy task for visiting sides to pick up points, and the home fans will be expecting nothing less than a victory this weekend against a newly-promoted side.
Wanderers recorded two wins and a draw at home to the promoted sides last term, and defeated Fulham 2-0 in their opening home fixture this season.
Furthermore, McCarthy’s men could be boosted by the return of the influential Matt Jarvis against the Hoops.
Despite making a decent start to the season, including a surprising 1-0 victory away at Everton, goals have been hard to come by for Rangers so far, with Tommy Smith’s winner at Goodison their only attempt that has found the net.
In contrast, their hosts have four league goals to their name so far.
With home advantage on their side, and the QPR players still possibly needing time to gel following a busy period in the transfer market, a 1-0 Wolves victory at 23/4 therefore looks a very likely outcome.
Alternatively, given QPR’s struggles in front of goal so far this season, punters could back a Wolves win to nil at odds of 2/1.
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