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QPR v PNE: Betting Preview With 888sport

19 August 2016

An away day might just be the tonic North End as they look to dish out some ‘capital’ punishment in the first London trip of the season.

QPR Evens
PNE 3/1
Draw 23/10

The Lilywhites’ recent form on the road is good, with two victories and two draws from their last six trips away from Deepdale.

QPR, 7/1 promotion shots, have made an encouraging start to the season under Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, but they came unstuck in a 3-2 defeat at Barnsley last time out, during which defender Grant Hall saw red.

Simon Grayson will hope for a repeat of last season’s encounter at Loftus Road, which yielded a positive and hard-fought point for his men.

Indeed, the last three encounters between these two have resulted in draws, and that eventuality, a 23/10 shot, could be the one to side with again.

With just four goals in that series of matches, a low scoring stalemate seems likely, with 0-0 paying 7/1 and 1-1 23/4, while under 1.5 goals in the match is a 2/1 chance.

A double chance bet on the draw or away win is 10/11, while a draw with both teams scoring is chalked up at 39/10.

Jermaine Beckford is 13/2 to open the scoring and 14/5 to net at any time, while for the hosts, Conor Washington can be backed at 41/10 to bag the game’s opener.

With North End arguably unlucky in at least two of their defeats, they’re due a change of fortune and we’re backing them to get a 1-1 draw.

Prediction: 1-1 23/4
Bet of the day: Draw 23/10
Outside punt: Beckford to score first in a 1-1 draw 37/1

Price boost: Doyle to score anytime in a North End win 17/2

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