Derby County - Queens Park Rangers Betting Preview: Expect plenty of goals at Pride Park

With Leicester drawing on Saturday, both teams have a chance to reduce the gap at the top of the Championship and Hugh Wilson is backing goals in this match
Queens Park Rangers travel to Derby County this evening with both sides right in the hunt for automatic promotion to the Premier League. Leicester City are currently top of the Championship, leading Burnley in second by 11 points. QPR also trail the leaders by 11 points, with Derby another four points behind them.

Both teams were involved in 3-3 thrillers last time out, with QPR drawing with fellow promotion chasers Burnley, and Derby conceding late to draw with Birmingham City.

Steve McClaren has changed the Rams' fortunes around since joining the club earlier in the season following a spell as part of QPR's coaching staff.

Derby have won 10 of their last 16 games in all competitions, including coming from two goals down against Yeovil last time at home to win 3-2. bet365 price them at 11/8 (2.38) to win the match.

QPR have been right amongst the promotion places throughout this season, as you would expect from the pre-season favourites.

Despite falling away from Leicester, Harry Redknapp's side still have a fantastic chance to secure the second automatic promotion place. Rangers are unbeaten in their last six league matches, winning four of those games. bet365 price them at 23/10 (3.30) to take all three points. The same firm prices the draw at 23/10 (3.30).

With Derby attempting to cut the gap between themselves and QPR to one point and Rangers eager to take advantage of Leicester's slip up, you can expect both sides to go for the victory. With this in mind, the over 2.5 goals bet at 11/10 (2.10) looks like a fantastic price with bet365.

This bet would have landed in in QPR's last six fixtures, as well as easily in Derby's last two matches, with 11 goals being scored in those games.

Over 2.5 goals at 11/10 (2.10) for 1.5pts with bet365

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