Priced up at 1/1 with Ladbrokes, QPR simply have to be backed to win the Championship title this season.
Harry Redknapp’s men are level on points with surprise package Burnley at the summit having played a game fewer than the Lancashire based outfit, but are incredibly consistent and have a squad seeping talent so pulling away is inevitable.
Following a disastrous Premier League campaign last time around, Redknapp has been backed to sign the players he feels can ensure an immediate return to the top flight and the fruits of his wheeling and dealing (but don’t let him hear you call it that) looks as though it’s going to get the job done based on early season showings.
An experienced squad comprised of players blessed with Premier League quality have shown no signs of arrogance or lack of determination at playing below their perceived levels with the likes of Joey Barton, Richard Dunne and Rob Green setting the standard at Loftus Road.
Having quickly assembled a fresh team following relegation last term, there was a danger that the new crop would take time to mould into a cohesive unit, but this difficult transition has been made seamlessly and the R’s can now set about building on the three-point gap established between them and third-placed Leicester.
Their comfortable 2-0 win in their last game against Barnsley represented an eighth league match on the spin in which they haven’t conceded a single goal.
This run of shut outs is likely to come under some duress in the club’s next three fixtures, which send them to the homes of Millwall, Burnley and Wigan.
If they can emerge from the other side of this difficult patch of games with either their clean sheet streak or unbeaten run intact, then it’s easy to envisage their generous-looking odds deflating somewhat. Yet, no side is of sufficient calibre to stand up to the Hoops of west London over the course of a season so get on now while the value remains.
All odds and markets accurate as of publication’s time and date