QPR v Hull City betting tips – Rangers can edge tight encounter
Harry Redknapp’s side can claim three precious points against the Tigers
August 14th, 2014
Queens Park Rangers fluked their way into the Premier League thanks to a last-gasp play-off final win against Hull, with Bobby Zamora adding the golden touch when it appeared that Derby were going to enjoy promotion.
Harry Redknapp postponed his retirement as a result and has now assembled a squad that could remain in the Premier League, especially if they can enjoy a winning start to the season against Hull City.
Jordon Mutch, Rio Ferdinand and Steven Caulker are among the notable arrivals, while Loic Remy looks set to remain at Loftus Road in the short-term after the Frenchman’s proposed move to Liverpool fell through in the summer.
Redknapp said: “I want to keep him, the chairman wants him to stay, and we hope that he does stay. When I looked at what he was going to go for to Liverpool, it was a fantastic buy for Liverpool at that money. So their loss is our gain I think.
“At the end of the day if he’s got a buy-out clause there’s very little you can do about it I would imagine,” said Redknapp. “That would be the worst scenario.
“I don’t think he would want to do that either to us, he’s a good lad, he’s got a good relationship with the chairman.
“With a week to go before the window closes we all need to know where we’re going, I don’t think he would suddenly walk away the day before. I think he’s too decent a guy to do that.
“I’m delighted that Premier League football is back at Loftus Road,” said Redknapp. “The fans deserve that.
“Staying in the Premier League is the aim. It’s a hard league, the most competitive in the world.”
Glenn Hoddle has joined the coaching staff at QPR, becoming the second former England coach to arrive at Loftus Road in the past twelve months after Steve McClaren did some work with Redknapp before becoming Derby manager.
A slender 1-0 win could be on the cards against a Hull side who have surprisingly just sold Shane Long to Southampton, with Steve Bruce short of firepower as last season testified.
BETTING TIP: QPR TO WIN