QPR v Hull City betting tips – Tigers will extend Rangers’ winless run
QPR's hopes of ending a five-game winless run won't be realised on New Year's Day
December 31st, 2015
QPR currently sit firmly in the bottom half of the table, despite boasting some of the best quality players in the Championship. The West London side have struggled to maintain consistency and have dismissed former manager Chris Ramsey, with his replacement – Jimmy Floyd Haselbaink – still seeking his first win with his new club.
The Hoops have returned four draws and a defeat from their last five Championship outings, leaving the side 13th in the league table. Can Hasselbaink steer them to a much needed victory at Loftus Road on New Year’s Day? Bet365 go 11/5 that he can.
Hull City make the journey south having suffered defeat in their last two games away from home. They have been beaten by Rotherham United and Preston North End, these results halting their title march very much in its tracks. Indeed, the East Yorkshire outfit will be desperate to make an immediate return back to the top flight, however boss Steve Bruce is in no doubt that he needs some away wins, starting with a win at Loftus Road. Hull City are 6/4 with William Hill to seal the points on New Year’s Day.
QPR are fast gaining a reputation as one of the Championship’s draw specialist sides with draws in all but one of their last five games and we can see them holding the visitors to a stalemate on Friday. The Hoops do have home advantage and are extremely capable of keeping at bay a Hull City side who are currently suffering travel sickness. As such, backing a draw at 9/4 with Paddy Power would seem the logical bet in this clash.
This certainly isn’t the easiest match to call. The home side will be eager to provide their new boss with his first win, although the travelling army will be desperate to see their side make a welcome return back to winning ways away from home. All of this points towards an intriguing match, however with the Tigers failing to find the back of the net in their last two away games and Rangers being involved in less than 2.5 goals in their last eleven outings, we’ll be backing Under 2.5 goals at 8/15 with Winner.