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QPR to sneak by Southampton to leave Adkins facing last supper

| 16.11.2012

In the words of Marks and Spencer ‘This isn’t any relegation six-pointer’, this is one that could easily have greater repercussions for one of the two managers involved.

Mark Hughes and Nigel Adkins both potentially have their heads on the block, but it is Hughes and QPR that are just fancied to beat Southampton at 10/11.

Granted, given that QPR are bottom and have not won in the Premier League yet through their opening 11 games, this price is a touch short, but they have improved markedly in recent weeks, especially in defence.

This is not something that can be said of Southampton, particularly on their travels where they have been conceding goals for fun.

The Saints have let in 18 times across their five away days, shipping at least two on each occasion.

With just five goals in their last seven Premier League games at Loftus Road, QPR are unlikely to feast on the open space in the way others have, but they should certainly expect more than scraps from a generous travelling defence.

As QPR have conceded once in each of their last four games and with high emotions likely to result in a tight fixture, a 2-1 home victory has plenty of appeal at 15/2.

Meanwhile, punters may also want to delve into the coupled correct scoreline market, with QPR to triumph either 2-1 or 3-1 paying out at 9/2.

With the pair only winning once between them this season, other punters may have preference for the draw at 12/5, while it is 3/1 that Southampton move further clear of the foot of the table with a victory.

In terms of the scorers, Rickie Lambert is the obvious answer in the Saints ranks and he is 11/2 to grab the opener, with Junior Hoilett a backable 7/1 to break the deadlock for QPR.

Furthermore, it is just 5/1 that Southampton lose and Adkins has left the club by midnight on Sunday.

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



Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.