Liverpool are yet to muster up a convincing performance since Daniel Sturridge returned from international duty injured over six weeks ago, which should fill QPR with cheer ahead of their home Premier League clash with Brendan Rodgers’ men.
Harry Redknapp’s side are 27/20 to avoid defeat at Loftus Road, despite only losing once on the homestead all term, with four consecutive away reverses largely culpable for their current status as the top flight’s basement boys.
They face Chelsea away and a Manchester City visit in the first two weeks of November, so Redknapp will be targeting the Reds and Aston Villa, who travel south next, for a decent points-haul ahead of two likely losses.
He could be in luck, as Liverpool have lost both of their road matches since the Sturridge-aided 3-0 win over Spurs at White Hart Lane, with West Ham and Basel both seeing off Rodgers’ side easily when hosting.
Even Liverpool’s home form has been nothing to applaud
Villa beat them fairly comfortably and Everton snatched an Anfield draw in the Premier League, Middlesbrough forced a lengthy penalty shoot-out in the Capital One Cup, and Ludogorets lost a game they should have won in the Champions League.
The Merseysiders stemmed the flow of dropped points with a nervy 2-1 win at home to West Brom before the recent international break, but without their centre-forward talisman, the 8/13 odds on Liverpool claiming maximum spoils in west London should not be touched.
QPR centre-half Steven Caulker has already opened his Super Hoops account with the first equaliser in the 2-2 draw at home to Stoke.
Caulker scored a highly-creditable five goals in the Premier League during his only season with Cardiff and rates a worthy pick, and cracking value, at 28/1 to bag the opener here.
The 22-year-old is 21/2 to notch at any time in the 90.