Leicester City - QPR Betting Preview: Why it's worth backing plenty of goals

With Promotion to the Premier League secured the Foxes now go in search of the title as they welcome the R's to the King Power Stadium, with our tipster backing goals
Leicester City and Queens Park Rangers meet in the Championship this Saturday with the home side looking to finally secure the league title.

These two sides battled it out for the majority of the first half of the season, but Harry Redknapp's side tailed off in 2014, whereas Nigel Pearson's men continued their impressive run of form. QPR know a win on Saturday would all but secure a play-off spot and they will want to carry some momentum into those potential matches.

The R's come into this game after a fantastic win against Nottingham Forest last weekend. Harry Redknapp's side won 5-2 to record their first win in three matches. The West Londoners have struggled on the road of late though, losing six of their last eight matches away from Loftus Road, with the latest loss coming against Blackburn Rovers. Paddy Power price them at 13/5 (3.60) to take three points.

Leicester have taken it down a gear since gaining promotion two weeks ago. The Foxes were soundly beaten at home by Brighton 4-1, which was followed up with a 1-1 draw away to Reading.

Despite these two slip ups, Pearson's men are still only a handful of points away from the title and would be confirmed as champions if Burnley were to lose on Friday and they get the better of QPR on Saturday. Paddy Power price them at even money (2.00) to beat QPR, with the same firm pricing the draw at 5/2 (3.50).

With Leicester winning eight of their last 11 home games, including wins over Bolton, Derby and Burnley, in normal circumstances it would be tough to ignore the price of evens (2.00) for them to win, especially against a QPR side in woeful form away from home.

However, with the Foxes seemingly turning down the heat since gaining promotion, it's worth avoiding the outright price.

Instead it's worth looking at the goals market, with the pressure off for Leicester, expect an open game with a lack of defensive discipline.

The over 2.5 goals bet at 4/5 (1.80) looks like a fantastic play with Paddy Power. This bet would have paid out in eight of Leicester's last 10 home games, as well as three of QPR's last four on the road. With these stats in mind, it's certainly worth backing goals.

Over 2.5 goals at 4/5 (1.80) for a 2pt stake with Paddy Power

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