Man Utd v QPR: champions to take one step closer to 20th title
United will take their chance to go eight points clear of rivals Manchester City
A run of seven back-to-back victories has seen Manchester United installed as 1/10 favourites to win the Premier League, and they can beat QPR at 1/7 to move closer to a 20th domestic title.
QPR are fighting for their lives at the foot of the table, but look unable to spring a surprise at Old Trafford and justify their massive 14/1 price for victory.
A draw looks out of reach for the London outfit too, so it appears wise to avoid the 6/1 price about that outcome considering their poor record on the road, and the ruthless nature of United’s recent displays.
Indeed, the impressive nature of United’s recent displays has seen them fail to concede in their last four matches, and having conquered the Rs 2-0 at Loftus Road earlier in the season, the Red Devils can keep another clean sheet at 4/6, and win to nil at 8/11 here.
It looks all the more appealing to take advantage of these odds considering that QPR will be missing livewire forward Djibril Cisse through suspension too.
Two of the past four aforementioned United games have ended with a 2-0 scoreline too, and the home side could complete a double of 2-0 wins over Mark Hughes’ men at 6/1 here.
Sir Alex Ferguson’s charges have looked thoroughly professional as they always seem to towards the business end of the season, and have been ahead at half-time and full-time on four occasions during their seven game winning streak.
They can triumph via that passage of play here as well at 1/2, though they could improve to win both halves at a better value 8/11, as they did at Loftus Road in December.
Wayne Rooney hit the opener that day, and he looks good to do the same here at 2/1, considering he’s notched 11 times in his past ten matches in all competitions.