QPR - Norwich City Betting Preview: Why Loic Remy could be the difference in a tight game at Loftus Road

Both teams picked up impressive draws in midweek, but will be looking for all three points when they face off on Saturday. Al Hain-Cole is not expecting to see too many goals
After bouncing back from shock FA Cup exits to claim creditable draws against strong opposition in midweek, both QPR and Norwich will look to build on those results when they come face-to-face on Saturday.

With the January transfer window closed, Harry Redknapp can now concentrate on maintaining the impressive form that sees his side unbeaten in the league since the turn of the year, and Bet365 are offering Evens (2.00) on them securing all three points at home for only the second time this season.

After going 10 matches without defeat between October and December, the visitors have now not won a league game in their last seven attempts, and are outsiders at 11/4 (3.75) to end that record with a victory at Loftus Road.

Four of The Hoops' last six matches have ended in a draw, and there was nothing to separate these two sides when they met at Carrow Road earlier in the season, so odds of 5/2 (3.50) might seem tempting on the teams cancelling each other out here.

The secret to Rangers' success in 2013 has been their improved rearguard action, which has seen them keep three clean sheets in four, against the dangerous Chelsea, Tottenham and Manchester City.

After keeping such free-scoring opponents at bay, they should have little trouble in quelling a Canaries attack that has scored one goal or fewer in six of their last seven Premier League fixtures.

However, considering their own frontline has also failed to exceed that one-goal haul in every game over the same period, it seem unrealistic to expect a flurry of goals in this match, and odds of 17/20 (1.85) look very inviting on under 2.5 going in.

One man who is capable of breaking the deadlock is Loic Remy, who took just 14 minutes into his debut to demonstrate the cutting edge that he was brought in to provide for QPR.

The Frenchman was feeding on scraps during the defensive performance against Manchester City, but will fancy his chances of grabbing his first goal in front of the home fans this weekend.

The £8 million man is sure to spearhead all of the hosts' attacking play, so looks like good value at 9/2 (5.50) to open the scoring in this encounter.

Under 2.5 goals at 17/20 (1.85) with Bet365
Loic Remy to score first at 9/2 (5.50) with Bet365

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Al Hain-Cole is a Liverpool fan, experienced tipster and avid follower of European football. He specialises in accumulators and if you would like to read more from Al you can follow him on Twitter here.

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