By Ahmed Bilal
Spurs are a top priced 1.5 with Ladbrokes
to beat QPR and notch their first home win of the season, and they look worthy odds-on shots to do just that.
They were the top London club in local derbies last season, and have not lost at home in 19 league derbies over the past five years.
They have also scored in 26 consecutive league games at White Hart Lane, their best run in the Premier League.
By stark contrast, QPR have yet to win a league game this season and have not won away in the league for 15 games.
They have also not managed to keep a clean sheet on their travels in the last 18 games, and their manager Mark Hughes has enjoyed just two wins in 14 Premier League games as a coach against the Lilywhites (W2 D5 L7).
The visitors did managed to hold Chelsea to a 0-0 draw when last in action, but their away record (just 3 points out of a possible last 45) suggests they will struggle to get anything out of this.
Jermain Defoe has fired in more shots (26) than any other player in the Premier League this season, and looks worth a punt at a standout 5’s with Coral
to net the opener given that he is as short as 4.2 in a place elsewhere.
Emmanuel Adebayor is the other obvious candidate in that market at 6 with Stan James
, but his participation is in doubt due to a hamstring injury and a late fitness test is on the cards.
I fancy Spurs to win this shade comfortably, and the 2.62 on offer with Ladbrokes
about them winning to nil looks a shade too big and worth a wager.
For those that like to play in the correct score market, I would suggest a small split stake on 2-0 and 3-0 at 7.5 and 11 respectively with Ladbrokes