iBet: West Ham’s approach on the road suggests a lack of goals tonight
QPR v West Ham, kick off 8pm, Sky Sports 1
Lay over 3.5 goals at 2.85 to one with Betfair
Two of the lowest scorers so far in this season’s Premier League go head to head tonight at Loftus Road and it could pay to expect another tight encounter. Given how much he spent in the close season, Rangers owner Tony Fernandes must be mightily disappointed to be propping up the division after five games with only two points – draws with Norwich and a commendable performance in a 0-0 stalemate with Chelsea. That at least shows that they can defend, sometimes, although they did get off to an atrocious start in losing 5-0 at home to an unpredictable Swansea outfit. The key to this bet however is how West Ham tend to approach their games, especially away fixtures. Sam Allardyce likes to make his teams tough to beat and indeed West Ham’s two away games so far have produced three goals. The Hammers have actually not scored on their travels yet. It’s a trend continued from last season too, when they only conceded 48 goals in 46 games and had the joint best defence away from home in the Championship. This season after five games West Ham’s defensive record of only four conceded is bettered only by Chelsea. However, only Norwich and QPR have scored fewer than the five goals they have managed and it could pay to go low on goals again tonight.
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