Erratic east-enders West Ham are too short to be true at an industry-best 10/11 with bwin.com to beat Harry Redknapp’s QPR, with the visiting Hoops’ 87/100 double-chance odds rating outstanding value by comparison.
What Sam Allardyce’s side are doing at odds-on is a mystery considering their home form since February.
Allardyce’s men have emerged triumphant from only three of their last nine all-competition games on the homestead.
Those numbers get even worse when limited to this season, with West Ham clearly showing Premier League improvement despite winning just one of their four home matches all told.
That success came last time out in the top flight, against a Liverpool side at sixes and sevens in defence and shorn of a 50-goal strikeforce since the summer.
A 3-1 loss to Southampton in their previous home match may prove as good a barometer of Allardyce’s side’s form, while the 1-0 opening-day defeat when hosting a Spurs side in transition does not make good reading in hindsight.
Throw in the 1-1 draw with League One Sheffield United in the Capital One Cup, which West Ham went on to lose on penalties, and there’s plenty of hope for Harry Redknapps’s settling Super Hoops.
Having lost their first three matches of the 2014/15 campaign, QPR have bagged four Premier League points in their last four games, with a 1-0 win at home to Sunderland and a 2-2 draw against Stoke last time out at Loftus Road.
Striker Charlie Austin has grabbed two of QPR’s four goals this term and is available at 9/4 to score at any time against the Irons.
Austin is 7/1 to fire the first goal of the cross-capital fixture, while QPR to win can be backed at 10/3.