Tottenham Hotspur - Queens Park Rangers Betting Preview: Backing against goals could be the path to profit

Harry Redknapp's men travel to take on Mauricio Pochettino's Spurs side this weekend and our tipster is expecting a low-scoring encounter when the two sides meet in north London
Two sides that experienced contrasting fortunes on the opening weekend of the Premier League season go head-to-head at White Hart Lane this weekend when Tottenham Hotspur play host to Queens Park Rangers on Sunday.

QPR, of course, are under the stewardship of former Spurs boss Harry Redknapp and there is little doubt that the 67-year-old will be keen to see his side get the better of his former employers in north London this weekend.

It is Spurs, though, who go into the game as warm favourites with Mauricio Pochettino's side looking to follow up on an impressive away win at West Ham United with another three points against Rangers this weekend.

Indeed, a home win is chalked up at just 4/9 (1.44) with Paddy Power ahead of Sunday's clash, while QPR, who suffered a disappointing 1-0 defeat against Hull City at Loftus Road on the opening day of the campaign, can be backed at a chunky 13/2 (7.50) with the same firm to shock Spurs this weekend.

Draw backers may be tempted by the 100/30 (4.33) quote offered up by Paddy Power for Sunday's tussle to end in stalemate.

Spurs were involved in Europa League action against Cypriot side AEL in midweek, coming from behind to secure a battling 2-1 first-leg victory, but, with Pochettino opting to field a weakened side in that match, Thursday's exertions are unlikely to have a significant bearing on the outcome of this weekend's clash in north London.

Tottenham, though, were shot-shy in the opening weeks of the campaign last season, managing just nine league goals in their first 12 matches and, with Rangers likely to aim to frustrate the hosts this weekend, goals could well prove to be at a premium at White Hart Lane on Sunday.

Therefore, the even money (2.0) quote from Paddy Power for fewer than three goals looks to be appealing here, while the same firm offer a hugely tempting 3/1 (4.0) quote for a draw at half-time, with Spurs claiming victory after the break.

Spurs may need to work hard to break down Harry Redknapp’' resilient side this weekend and, the even money (2.0) quote for fewer than three goals to be scored at White Hart Lane on Sunday is the recommended play for punters here.

Under 2.5 goals at even money (2.0) for a 2pts stake with Paddy Power

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