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Queens Park Rangers v Blackburn Rovers– 3.00pm Saturday
QPR to win & BTTS is 3/1 with Ladbrokes
Queens Park Rangers have the best defensive record in the country having only conceded just 10 goals in 18 league ties, so why on earth would they feature here? Well, that’s where we bring the opposition into the equation. Blackburn are mid table and are expected to end up in and around 13th where they currently reside, however they have goals in them and seem to sneak in a consolation, especially away from home.
Rovers have come up against the best sides in the division and have found the back of the net, against league leaders Leicester at the King Power Stadium they lost but scored in a 2-1 defeat, they held Burnley at Turf Moor to a 1-1 draw and have scored against Derby, Wigan and Blackpool on their travels despite not winning any of these games and I can them doing exactly the same on Saturday.
QPR are the favourites to win The Championship this season, and rightly so- a wage bill which dwarfs the rest of the competition and a manager with the experience to deliver promotion. So far this season the Hoops have done nothing to dispute that promotion notion and boast the best home record in the league having won eight of their nine fixtures, conceding just two goals! Incredible.
Last weekend they changed to a 4-4-2 which certainly made them more dangerous on the attack and I expect them to go with this formation on Saturday which also leaves them more vulnerable to concede. I cannot see The R’s failing to deliver another three points but I believe they will have to work hard for it.
Sunderland v Tottenham Hotspur – 5.30pm Saturday
Tottenham Hotspur to win & BTTS is 29/10 with Ladbrokes
Sunderland are starting to get desperate. Can you blame them? Rock bottom of the league and now five points adrift of that coveted 17th place. Points need to be picked up quicker than a Luis Suarez hatrick. Most sides that have turned up at The Stadium of Light have been given a good run for their money but have also left victorious. Just last Wednesday, Chelsea came away with a 4-3 win and I can see a similar story unfolding on Saturday when Tottenham are in town. In fact, for their endeavours, I am even going to predict an early Sunderland lead only for them to concede at least two before the end.
Tottenham have been struggling of late, especially when finding the back of the net but since becoming a little shaky at the back they have had to be more lethal on the attack. On Wednesday night verses Fulham at Craven Cottage this exact scenario occurred with Fulham taking a lead only for Spurs to force a few goals, and so they did. Jermaine Defoe has now been given an opportunity and is taking it with both hands after a decent performance midweek he is expected to start once more and I can see him grabbing a goal or two.
Arsenal v Everton – 4.00pm Sunday
Arsenal to win & BTTS is 23/10 with Ladbrokes
Top of the league and having a laugh is North London’s, Arsenal. Many expected another season of Champions League qualification struggle for Arsene Wenger’s outfit; however they are mounting a very strong title challenge as we approach the Christmas period. If they can come out in January with the four point lead they currently hold there will be worried souls at Chelsea and City.
The Gunners can make another big statement if they pull off a victory against a very strong Everton side. Since losing at the Emirates on the opening day of the season to Aston Villa, Arsenal have won every game at home and that has included the visits of Liverpool and Tottenham. Confidence is high and with Olivier Giroud rested against Hull for the game as well, I cannot see anything but three points for Arsenal.
Talking about confidence- Everton are coming into the game after an Old Trafford victory. A fantastic performance from Roberto Martinez’s team however they gave that everything and I can see them coming into this game a little tired. The Toffees have also travelled to Manchester city earlier in the season and lost 3-1 and I can see this game turning out similarly. In that tie, Romelu Lukaku bagged a goal and the big Belgium will be the danger man for the away side.