QPR starting to the feel the pressure with consecutive draws

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Queen’s Park Rangers stuttered to their second consecutive 0-0 draw in Swansea last night and Neil Warnock will be slightly worried by their loss of momentum as Cardiff close the gap at the top of the table to two points.

Both sides now head the Championship winner betting market by a considerable margin, with QPR still maintaining favouritism at 11/8, but Cardiff are close behind at 11/4.

With the Championship now a quarter of the way into the season, the league table is starting to form a realistic composition, but the two at the top of the market are a long way clear of Burnley, who are third favourites to win the Championship at 12/1.

Norwich’s defeat to Crystal Palace has seen them drift out to 20/1 to win the Championship.

A late strike, four minutes from time by Jay Bothroyd, secured the three points for Cardiff in Coventry last night, and Bothroyd’s seventh league goal of the season has seen him cut to 7/1 to be the league’s top scorer.

QPR managed 24 goals in their opening 10 games and Warnock will be wondering how his side can go from being so prolific to so barren in front of goal after failing to score for the second time running.

Top faces bottom in the Championship on Friday when QPR travel to Bristol City, and the Hoops will be hopeful of finding their scoring touch against a side who have conceded 21 goals this season.

QPR are 1/1 to win on Friday, a decent price considering they still remain unbeaten this season, but Bristol City beat Reading on Tuesday and will be looking for another scalp on Friday night as they look to exit the relegation zone – they are 11/4 to win.

Cardiff face a trip to Leeds next on Monday October 25th and are 8/5 to win. See the full Championship betting odds market here.

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Robbie Morris

Robbie studied sports journalism at the University of Gloucestershire, an establishment chosen for its proximity to Cheltenham racecourse, where he was a season ticket holder. Upon graduation, Robbie was a contributor to GolfPunk, a national magazine aimed at ridding golf of its traditionalist image, before joining the news.ladbrokes team.