QPR, Manchester United and Everton all have different agendas for this season, but a win away from home in their next outings against West Ham, Tottenham and Southampton respectively will matter as much to one as the other two.
With the Hoops occupying bottom spot, anything other than victory at Upton Park this weekend will surely see their relegation worries deepen, while United will aim to retain their seven-point cushion at the top of the table and Everton will be battling for a boost to their top-four bid at St Mary’s.
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QPR to beat West Ham @ 14/5
Backing QPR this season won’t have won you much money – in fact, quite the opposite is true. The Rs have won just two games all season and currently find themselves rooted to the foot of the table, five points adrift of safety.
However, Rangers have managed to pick up four points from their previous two games, the first a shock 1-0 win against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, followed by a 0-0 draw at home to a Tottenham side that had won three on the bounce heading into the game.
The Rs progressed through to the fourth round of the FA Cup on Tuesday evening after winning 1-0 against West Brom at the Hawthorns in their third-round replay, with a home tie against League One side MK Dons up next for Rangers.
On Wednesday, the club confirmed the signing of forward Loic Remy from Marseille, with the France international likely to feature at Upton Park on Saturday after Harry Redknapp managed to beat off interest from Newcastle to sign the player.
It will be a difficult task against a Hammers side that sit in mid-table, but given the performances of Redknapp’s men over the last couple of weeks, and their goal threat greatly increased with the addition of Remy, a QPR win at 14/5 looks a great bet.
Manchester United to beat Tottenham Hotspur @ 13/10
Manchester United will be eager to ensure their seven-point lead at the top of the Premier League table remains intact after this weekend as they make a tough trip to White Hart Lane on Sunday afternoon to face an in-form Tottenham Hotspur side.
United head into the game on the back of four successive league victories and ensured their place in the FA Cup fourth round with a 1-0 win at home to West Ham in midweek, a game which saw the return to action of Wayne Rooney, who scored the only goal.
His comeback will provide a boost for the Reds, particularly as Rooney has found the net seven times in his last nine outings against Spurs, while the club also possess the league’s top scorer in the shape of 17-goal Robin van Persie.
The Dutchman has scored in each of his last four league outings and has been the focal point of an attack that has scored three or more goals in a game on 13 occasions this season, with Sir Alex Ferguson’s men leading the way in the goalscoring charts.
Spurs did beat United 3-2 at Old Trafford at the end of September, but they have an abysmal record against the league leaders: their previous win before that came back in 2001, with 16 defeats and five draws sandwiched in between.
Everton to beat Southampton @ Evens
Currently in fifth position, Everton will be hoping to keep the pressure on Tottenham in the final Champions League qualifying place as they travel to Southampton on Monday evening aiming to complete their first league double of the season.
David Moyes’ men comfortably saw off the Saints 3-1 when the sides met at Goodison Park back at the end of September, with the game all but over by half-time after the Toffees came back from a goal down to secure a two-goal lead at the break.
Everton travel to the south coast on Monday evening having lost just once in their previous ten league matches, that coming in a narrow 2-1 defeat to Chelsea, while they’ve managed to secure maximum points from their last two away trips at West Ham and Newcastle.
The Saints have picked up just three wins in 11 home matches as they find themselves three points above the drop zone, but they secured four points from their last two games, winning 1-0 at Aston Villa and following that with a 2-2 draw at Chelsea on Wednesday.
They will fancy their chances of gaining revenge on the Toffees, but the Blues have proved a difficult side to beat this campaign, losing just three of their 22 league matches, and at evens they look a good bet to pick up their tenth win of the season.