Southampton’s impressive start to the season continued in midweek with victory over Arsenal in the Capital One Cup and Ronald Koeman will be confident of extending their good form when QPR visit St Mary’s.
The draw is available at 10/3 but if the win-draw-win markets don’t tickle your fancy, Oliver Yew has picked out his three bets for this important Premier League clash.
QPR’s form on the road this season does not make for pleasant reading and with Southampton kicking into top gear under Koeman, we expect the Saints to bag a hatful of goals.
With Southampton full of confidence fresh from dumping Arsenal out of the Capital One Cup, Harry Redknapp’s leaky defence could come under serious pressure from the likes of Graziano Pelle and Dusan Tadic.
Therefore we are backing the Koeman’s men to continue their excellent start to the season and overcome the -2 handicap.
The last time these two sides were in the top flight back in 2012/13 both matches ended with the Saints and the Super Hoops finding the net.
In six of the last 10 encounters between the two clubs both teams have scored and with QPR shipping goals at a rate of knots and Southampton prone to the odd defensive error, this could be a bet worth backing.
For those confident of a Southampton victory take a look into backing a home win with both teams scoring at 12/5.
Pelle has made an excellent start to life on the south coast after scoring three goals in his first five Premier League matches.
The Italian striker bagged a brace, including the first goal of the game, last time out at St Mary’s against Newcastle and with QPR shipping eight goals in both their previous away encounters, the former Feyenoord man will be keen to fill his boots once again.