Leeds United-QPR Betting Preview: In-form sides could be tough to separate

Both sides are unbeaten in the Championship this season and our tipster is anticipating a closely fought encounter when the Whites meet Harry Redknapp's side
Two of the Championship’s in-form sides go head-to-head on Saturday afternoon when Leeds United welcome QPR to Elland Road on Saturday.

These two sides had contrasting fortunes in the Capital One Cup in midweek as Leeds saw off Doncaster Rovers while QPR crashed out to Swindon Town, but points will be the priority for both managers when they meet this weekend.

Despite that defeat to Swindon, Harry Redknapp’s side have adjusted well to life in the second tier following their relegation from the Premier League at the end of last season, picking up 10 points from their opening four fixtures.

Subsequently, QPR are chalked up as Betway’s 3/2 (2.50) favourites to keep up their fine league form by winning this weekend.

Leeds, though, are unbeaten in six competitive fixtures this season so Brian McDermott’s men will be confident ahead of their clash with the Rangers.

The home side can be backed at 17/10 (2.70) with Betway to claim all three points here while draw backers are sure to be tempted by Betway’s 23/10 (3.30) quote that the match ends all square.

It is worth noting that both sides have found themselves level at half-time in three of their opening four league fixtures this season and, should that trend continue here, then Betway’s 23/20 (2.15) quote for the match to be drawn at half-time would offer value.

Another price which is sure to prove popular is Betway’s juicy 9/5 (2.80) quote that the match is level at half-time and that either side wins the second half.

Curiously, though, neither side has conceded a second half goal in the league thus far during the campaign and, should that continue this weekend, the 2/1 (3.0) quote for the first half to produce most goals in certainly an interesting prospect for punters.

Both sides will see their title credentials put to the test and, with little to separate the teams, there is value in backing the draw at an appealing 23/10 (3.30) with Betway while those looking to back bigger prices should take a chance on the match ending 1-1 at a tempting 9/2 (5.50) with the same firm.

Half-time draw at 23/20 (2.15) 2pts with Betway
1-1 draw at 9/2 (5.50) 1pt with Betway

Sign up with Betway for a £50 free bet and back Willie's selection for this match

Willie Duncan is a freelance sports journalist. Willie, from Edinburgh, has covered Scottish football for over 10 years and he specialises in football betting markets from across Europe. You can also follow Willie on Twitter

Follow GoalBetting on