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QPR vs Wigan odds, preview and predictions

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Monday 12/05/2014, 21:00, England Championship, Playoffs, QPR vs Wigan

QPR vs Wigan Betting Preview

Queens Park Rangers extended its invincible run to four consecutive games and all they need now is a narrow margin victory over Wigan. The visitors were toothless in the first leg and they will be even less dangerous now that they don't have home pitch advantage. Their strategy for tonight is to score once on counterattack and hope that this sole goal will be enough to ease their passage to the Premier League.

QPR vs Wigan Betting Odds

At Bet365

QPR 2.25, Draw 3.30, Wigan 3.60

QPR vs Wigan Betting Tips

QPR finished the regular season on a high note and despite the fact that they had enough points to ensure a playoffs berth, they didn't take the foot of gas. As a result, they only suffered one defeat in the last month, at the hands of Leicester who won the Championship by a wide margin.

The double legged format of the playoffs is to their advantage, but they need to be careful not to allow an early goal, because this would see them fighting an uphill battle. Queens Park Rangers had its fair share of defensive problems but it looks like the back line has been strengthened and if defenses bolstered.

Austin played in the first leg as the only striker, but tonight he will be joined upfront by Holiett who seeks his fifth goal this season. The hosts have no reason to defend a scoreless draw, because this will only make them vulnerable to a goal scored by Wigan, and will come out firing on all cylinders.

Wigan fielded an overly aggressive formation in the first leg, with three strikers, but neither McManaman, Mahoney nor Fortune found their way to the net. It is unlikely that the visitors will take the same chances tonight, and it is far more probable that they will stick to a traditional 4-4-2 formation with McManaman and Fortune.

Key Facts

  • More than half of the head to head games between the two teams ended in a draw and no goals were scored in only two games.
  • Queens Park Rangers won three times in front of their fans and twice they kept a clean sheet against Wigan

QPR vs Wigan Betting Prediction

As expected, bookmakers are offering identical odds to those given on Friday when the first leg took place. Queens Park Rangers defended brilliantly back then, but tonight they will be pushing for a regulation time victory, so it might be worth backing them to win. Risk-averse players should settle for the 0:0 Asian handicap that returns the stakes if the game ends undecided once again.

Bet: QPR Draw no Bet @ 1.60 with Bet365

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