QPR v Liverpool tips – Raheem Sterling won’t be caught napping
Sterling and Liverpool should inflict another defeat on a weak Rangers team
October 14th, 2014
Harry Redknapp’s new book is garnering lots of publicity but the former West Ham and Tottenham manager isn’t doing his bit for English managers right now, with QPR fans once again seeing their team occupying the relegation zone of the Premier League.
It was the same under Neil Warnock and Mark Hughes although both men are now in charge at other clubs, with Tony Fernandes wondering whether his current manager is any better than the predecessors who were axed at this troubled club.
While Rangers are about as much use as a chocolate teapot on the road, they have been decent enough at Loftus Road to date, beating Sunderland and drawing with Stoke after an opening day defeat to Hull.
A win against Liverpool would make everything seem rosier and Betfair are among those firms going 5/1 about a home win on Sunday, with the Merseyside team having lost two of their three games on the road.
Defeat at Manchester City was understandable but the West Ham reverse illustrated that this Liverpool side aren’t the same force as last season, with a 2-1 win against West Brom a fortnight ago illustrating this further.
Daniel Sturridge could be back for the Reds and he might yet link up with Mario Balotelli to devastating effect, while all eyes will be on Raheem Sterling after he ducked out of England duty after claiming he was too tired to play.
There is little question whether Sterling will be fielded in this match and bet365 go 6/1 that he breaks the deadlock in a match which Liverpool really need to win if they are to get their top four aspirations back on track.
We’re going for a Liverpool win but feel as though the defence is always liable to concede a goal and think a Reds victory and Both Teams to Score is the way forward at 2/1, with a 2-1 correct score also worth a wager.
Liverpool to win and BTTS @ 11/5 with bet365
Liverpool 2-1 @ 8/1 with bet365
Monday 20th October 2014
West Brom (19/5) v Man Utd (3/4) 20.00