The Premier League’s bottom three all stand a great chance of picking up points this weekend but, it is QPR who look the most likely to be propping up the Premier League table following Saturday’s action.
It’s 1/1 for Southampton to better the R’s result and leave them marooned at the foot of the Premier League table and with Mark Hughes’ side preparing to play in the most difficult fixture of the three on paper, they represent the best value for money in this market.
Stoke are hardly a formidable force having picked up just one win all season so QPR can be confident heading to the Potteries, where they stand every chance of getting that elusive first top-flight win that their talented squad of players should have picked up long ago.
However, the Britannia is a notoriously difficult place to go and with the home team needing wins almost as much as QPR, they’re sure to in for a tough afternoon where a point would be considered a respectable result.
This could give adventurous Southampton a chance to move off the bottom rung as they host Swansea.
Michael Laudrup has been sending the Swans into battle without a recognised striker of late, with Michu preferred over Danny Graham as the spear-head their attack. This could give the flimsy Saints defence some much-needed respite, while they’ve proved on more than one occasion that they can score goals at St Mary’s.
They stand a great chance of getting a second Premier League win this season here and that will surely see them climb off the bottom, though they remain 4/5 favourites to be there at the close of play on Saturday.
Reading are surely going to end their search for that first win since returning to the top flight when they host Norwich.
For all the Canaries good form, they’re yet to be really challenged away from home – where they remain winless – and the Royals have been churning out the sort of performances that have warranted maximum points, they just haven’t been able to get over the line.
This no doubt factors into their massive 12/1 price to sit bottom of the pile following this weekend’s football and should be definitely be avoided.
All odds and markets accurate as of publication’s time and date