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QPR v Wigan: Martinez to inspire Latics with half-time team-talk

| 06.03.2013

Consecutive wins for QPR at the start of the month brought hope, with some even suggesting that the R’s could do the seemingly impossible and avoid relegation.

However their price of 1/16 to be plying their trade in the Championship tells its own story as Harry Redknapp’s men have subsequently gone on to lose their previous two matches, leaving theLondonclub seven points from safety.

Form at Loftus Road has been a real issue this term for the hosts.

They have won just twice on their own patch all season and look hard to back at 13/10 to take the three points here.

Wigan have commenced with their usual end of campaign flourish, winning five of their preceding six in all competitions, placing them just outside the drop zone on goal difference and at 21/10 to become victims of the top-flight trap door.

The north-west outfit won on their last venture away from the DW Stadium on league duty, dismantling fellow relegation rivals Reading 3-0 and they have tasted defeat just once in nine away ties in all competitions – making their 2/1 price an appealing one.

The draw is available at 12/5 and that may tempt some punters as the two sides shared the spoils in an entertaining 2-2 stalemate in the reverse fixture.

Arouna Kone could be the man to keepWiganin the division and after hitting four in his last four league outings, he is 6/1 to open the scoring here.

QPR hitman Loic Remy is 11/2 to register first and has four in six starts, while the Frenchman has already notched against relegation rivalsSouthamptonand Stoke.

Punters favouring the tie may opt for the score draw at 3/1, considering the Latics have not been involved in a 0-0 scoreline since February 2012.

The visitors are clearly inspired by their manager’s half-time speeches as they have found the net 11 times in the 15 minutes following the break this season – an amount that makes up 31 per cent of their strikes this term, and a price of 19/5 to do so again offers great value.


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




Aaron Cox

Aaron has written for a number of top-level publications, including FourFourTwo and the Manchester Evening News. As well as being a fanatical Rochdale AFC fan and blogger, he shares a passion for rugby league and golf.