Both Teams Likely To Score In QPR v Spurs

By Sam Darby on 19/04/2012 12:35

There is plenty at stake when Spurs go to Loftus Road to face QPR on Saturday evening with Spurs still hunting a top four and maybe even a top three finish whilst QPR are looking to save their Premiership status. A win for either side would be massive and a draw isn’t a great result for either team so expect end to end action in this match.

QPR’s main problem in this game as far as getting a result is concerned could be scoring goals according to the QPR ValueChecker wikis. Despite some great attacking play on their way to promotion in the 10/11 season, QPR were actually relatively poor in front of goal. They failed to score in 10 matches which was on par with many mid table sides and won by just a 1 goal margin in a further 13 matches.

Evidence from the Spurs ValueChecker wikis suggests that QPR will score precisely one goal in this match. Tottenham have often been thought of as an inconsistent side but they have become more reliable in recent years, especially when it comes to how many goals they are conceding. In the 10/11 Premiership season they conceded precisely 1 goal in 19 matches which is half of their league games whilst the season before it was 16 games where Tottenham conceded exactly 1 goal. In both of those seasons no other side conceded exactly 1 goal on more occasions.

If you fancy Spurs to win the most likely correct score should therefore be 2-1. In the 10/11 Premiership season Tottenham recorded by far the most 2-1 victories, that was the winning scoreline in 8 of their league matches, whilst the season before it was exactly the same with another 8 2-1 wins.

Anyone unsure about betting in this game might want to wait until half time before placing an in running bet on the match. Tottenham look a team to follow when they are winning at half time. In the 10/11 Premiership season Spurs were winning 10 games at half time and went on to win 8 of them (the other 2 ended in draws). In the 09/10 season Spurs were even better at holding on to their half time leads, they held the lead at half time in 18 games and went on to win 17 of them, losing the other.

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