Two teams with entirely opposing agendas will collide on Saturday when runaway Premier League leaders Manchester United visit basement club QPR.
After securing 12 wins from their last 14 league matches, it is no surprise to see United 9/20 favourites, while QPR can be backed at as long as 25/4 to cause a huge upset and claim a vital third win of the season.
A draw is priced at 31/10 but given the club’s relegation-battle predicament, you wonder if boss Harry Redknapp would settle for that.
Here are five stats which may guide you when betting on the clash at Loftus Road.
0: The combined number of goals in QPR’s last three home league fixtures. The price for Rangers’ multi-million-pound defensive juggernauts battling to another goalless draw is 9/1.
4: QPR have kept four clean sheets in the Premier League since January 1st, one more than Manchester United in the same period. The Hoops are as long as 11/2 for a shut-out on Saturday.
4: The number of goals scored by QPR’s joint top goalscorers this season, Bobby Zamora and Adel Taraabt. Having played just 766 minutes of Premier League football this season, often as a substitute, Zamora’s scoring record makes him a decent 10/1 shout to be last goalscorer.
14: It took Loic Remy this many minutes to score on his debut for QPR at West Ham in January. The French talent could return from injury on Saturday, and should he start, a 10/1 bet for Remy to score the first goal of the match may look promising.
43: Manchester United have outscored QPR by 43 goals this season, or 1.65 goals per Premier League match on average. The leaders are 16/5 to win by a two-goal margin on Saturday (by betting on a draw with a 2-0 handicap).