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Derby vs QPR odds, preview and predictions

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Saturday 24/05/2014, 16:00, England Premier League Playoffs, Round 41, Derby vs QPR

Derby vs QPR Betting Preview

Leicester and Burnley were simply too good for the other teams in the English Championship and secured promotion to the Premier League by finishing on the first two positions. Derby and Queens Park Rangers have survived the first round of the playoffs and they are now trying to overcome the last obstacle. Home pitch advantage is huge in this double legged round, with both teams having impressive home record throughout the regular season.

Derby vs QPR Betting Odds

At Winner Sports

Derby 2.30, Draw 3.20, QPR 3.10

Derby vs QPR Betting Tips

Derby hasn't lost a match in almost 2 months and their invincible run stands over eight games, with seven of these fixtures being won. They shifted into a much more aggressive gear and this change of attitude delivered positive results, with opponents being overwhelmed by their offensive prowess.

Martin and Bryson were the two strikers that played a significant role in Derby success this season, with a combined 36 goals so far. They extended their streak in the playoffs and as a result, the team won both legs while scoring a total of six goals and allowing just two.

Perhaps the most impressive thing about Derby's recent success over Brighton & Hove is that five of those six goals were scored by different players. Basically, they've been attacking with all lines and opponents found it impossible to identify and annihilate the threat.

Queens Park Rangers will be a very difficult opponent, not because they shine offensively, but because they know how to play the elimination rounds. They dealt with a more experienced opponents in the previous round and despite the fact that they needed overtime to advance at the expense of Wigan, they made it to the next round.

Key Facts

  • While Derby relies on two strikers tonight, the visitors will send in a single player upfront, with Austin playing 33 games this season and scoring a total of 19 goals.
  • 14 of the 34 games played between the two teams ended undecided, but 10 of them were played by Derby on the road.

Derby vs QPR Betting Prediction

The hosts can't afford to commit the same error Wigan did in the previous round, by playing defensive football and hoping that their opponents will slip. Derby would take the initiative and put the full weight of their formidable defense behind their actions in an attempt of overpowering QPR. Bookmakers are careful not to overprice either team, but the odds of 2.30 for a home win are quite juicy and it is hard to believe they will grow anymore.

Bet: Derby @ 2.30 with Winner Sports

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