QPR v Burnley: Hoops to create buffer over Clarets with 2-1 win

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Third-placed Burnley may only have lost three games in the Championship this season, but tellingly for punters they all arrived away from Turf Moor.

As they travel to QPR – the side directly above them in the table – they’re in store for away loss number four at fortress Loftus Road.

Ladbrokes have priced QPR as the evens money favourites to prevail in this televised, heavyweight second-tier clash, which represents a very reasonable return.

Meanwhile, punters tuning into this Saturday lunchtime offering from BT Sport can take Burnley at 11/4 to pull off a massive win or the gentlemanly draw is 12/5.

With four straight league wins under their belts, it’s definitely the home side who start the contest in finer fettle, as Sean Dyche’s side’s progress has stalled a little with only two wins in their last six Championship games – including consecutive draws at home before this one.

Although Harry Redknapp has been dealt a hefty blow with the news that leading scorer Charlie Austin will now be out for a lengthy spell, there are plenty of other stars in Rangers’ squad who can step up to the goal-scoring plate.

Winger Matt Phillips has never been shy of a goal or two and given the former Blackpool man has scored three times in his last 10 league outings, he makes a tempting pick at 9/4 to add to his tally against Burnley.

However, the trend of prevailing 2-1 in their recent home matches may just be the most lucrative avenue for would-be backers to stroll down, as this bet would have landed in all of their last three league outings at Loftus Road.

This scoreline is available to back at 15/2, while a good insurance policy is off the 17/20 about both teams finding the net.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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Christian Crowther

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