Bolton vs QPR betting
The Trotter’s head into this game second bottom of the Premier League with a measly points total of twenty points from twenty-seven games. They have lost their last four league games, losing the last two without scoring. Albeit these games were against two high-flying teams in Manchester City and Chelsea but more worrying in the previous game they lost a relegation six pointer 2 – 1 at home to Wigan Athletic. Their main problem this season has been scoring goals; summer signing David N’Gog has failed to deliver the goods whereas veteran Kevin Davies has never been renowned as a regular goalscorer. They didn’t have the same problems last season but prolific forwards Daniel Sturridge and Johan Elmander left the club. They have scored only twenty seven goals all season and only one in their last five. This kind of form will have to change if they are to beat Queens Park Rangers in another relegation six pointer on Saturday.
Queens Park Rangers
QPR have not started as well as chairman Tony Fernandes would have hoped under new manager Mark Hughes. It was an appointment welcomed by many yet he has struggled to make an impact on team performances so far. This is despite splashing the cash both in the summer and in January on proven Premiership stars such as Joey Barton, Shaun Wright-Phillips, Djibrill Cisse and Bobby Zamora. After losing three games in a row they managed to get a creditable draw at home to a resurgent Everton side and Hughes will be hoping this can be the starting point for a climb up the table. They will be hoping for more luck on the road than of late as they travel to the Reebok Stadium without a win in eight away games.
Match Prediction : Draw (3.10 – William Hill)
With both teams in such poor form it is a tough match to predict. The home side have the better head to head record; they’ve not lost to QPR in their last six meetings, winning five of them. With Bolton struggling to score goals, Mark Hughes will be hoping for his big-name strikers to deliver the goods and ensure his team can move away from the relegation zone. However, this is a must-win game for Bolton as a win would see them overtake their opponents and maybe even take them out of the relegation. It will be a close-fought battle but for me a draw seems the most likely result.
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