Arsenal Expected To Beat QPR In High Scoring Game

By Sam Darby on 29/03/2012 12:32

Arsenal continue their charge towards a top three finish on Saturday when they travel to Loftus Road to take on QPR, who have their own worries at the foot of the table. QPR desperately need to start picking up some points if they are to avoid going straight back down to the Championship, does ValueChecker see any hope for QPR in this match?

According to the ValueChecker Value Bets it is the away side Arsenal who represent the best value play in this match. The ValueChecker Value Bets are based upon a statistical analysis of previous results so it is no surprise that Arsenal are highlighted in this fixture, after all they have won seven games in a row picking up 21 points in that run whilst in the same amount of games QPR have won one, drawn one and lost five, picking up just four points in that run. Arsenal are available at value odds for this match according to ValueChecker and have been assigned a value rating of 0.3 to beat QPR.

According to the Arsenal ValueChecker wikis another good bet in this match is over 2.5 goals. n the 10/11 Premiership season 23 of Arsenal’s 38 games had over 2.5 goals in and it was a similar story the season before, 25 of Arsenal’s league matches had over 2.5 goals in 09/10. If looking to narrow down the more likely Arsenal games to have over 2.5 goals, they more commonly than not come away from home. In the 10/11 Premiership season a huge 14 out of Arsenal’s 19 away league matches contained over 2.5 goals whilst the season before it was 12 of Arsenal’s away matches that had over 2.5 goals. With Arsenal away in this match over 2.5 goals could turn out to be a very good bet.

Another ValueChecker pointer for this match with Arsenal being away from home comes in the goalscorer betting. Robin Van Persie ended the 10/11 Premiership season with goals in nine consecutive away matches which meant 11 of his 18 Premiership goals in that season were scored away from home. Van Persie has a decent away record in previous seasons, although not quite as strong, four of his nine goals in the 09/10 season were scored away from home and he clearly isn't reliant on home goals to bolster his scoring record. With Van Persie also being in amazing form this season he looks a good bet in both the first and anytime goalscorer betting whilst a hat trick couldn’t be ruled out with over 2.5 goals expected in this match.

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