QPR v Wolves – Loftus Road at 19:45 live on Sky Sports 1
My latest Asian Handicap preview focuses on Thursday’s Championship fixture between QPR and Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Both Ian Holloway and Paul Lambert are only a couple of games into their managerial roles and the 2 of them will be looking to bounce back from last weekend’s defeats.
Following the sacking of Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, Queens Park Rangers appointed Ian Holloway as manager.
In his first game in charge, QPR beat Norwich 2-1 to relieve some pressure, although last weekend his side lost 3-0 away to Ipswich.
Queens Park Rangers are 5 points clear of the relegation zone and currently sit 15th in the Championship table.
At home in the league, QPR have won 3, drawn 3 and lost 3 games so far this season.
Inconsistency has plagued The Hoops, although their home form has improved of late and they’ve now won 2 of their last 3 home games.
Impressive wins over Bristol City (1-0) and Norwich (2-1) would have boosted their confidence and as a result, they’ll feel as though they can beat a struggling Wolves side.
QPR have found the net in 4 of their last 5 home league games, although they’ve also managed to concede at least one goal in 78% of their home matches this campaign.
There has been no stand-out player for QPR this season, although Tjaronn Chery, Sebastian Polter and Idrissa Sylla have each scored 4 league goals.
Wolverhampton Wanderers also have a new manager, Paul Lambert, although he’s yet to make an impact at the club from his first 2 games in charge.
The away side sit 21st in the table and are creeping ever nearer to the dreaded relegation zone. Currently Wolves are only being kept out of danger on goal difference by Cardiff City.
Wolves have been on a terrible run of form and have failed to win their last 9 matches, losing 6 of these.
The Wanderers lost 2-0 at home to Sheffield Wednesday last weekend and they are also yet to score in the 2 matches under Lambert.
Away from Molineux, Wolves haven’t won since the middle of September, when they beat Newcastle United 2-0 in a surprise victory at St James’ Park.
3 of their last 4 away games have ended in a draw and 44% of their league games on the road this season have finished level.
On loan Monaco midfielder Helder Costa is Wolves’ current top-scorer with 4 goals to his name (across all competitions) and 2 of his 3 league goals have been scored on the road.
Asian Handicap Prices
QPR performed in their first home match under Ian Holloway and they look value -0.25 on the Asian Handicap market at 2.16. Backing the home side -0.5 is also tempting, at the big price of 2.53!
Away from home, Wolves have failed to win their last 6 games and I can’t see this changing against QPR at Loftus Road.
Ian Holloway has managed QPR before and I have faith that he will restore the confidence of his side and get his 2nd home win under his belt on Thursday.
Asian Handicap Recommendation: QPR -0.5 at 2.53
Prices correct at time of writing.
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