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Queens Park Rangers vs. Newcastle United Predictions & Picks

Loftus Road will be the site of the final English Premiership odds battle in Week 4, and it’s a big one. Two teams that are going to try to stick around in the middle of the Premier League table, as newcomers Queens Park Rangers tries to take out Newcastle.

It’s been an awfully solid start for the Magpies this year, as they are 2-1-0 through three matches and are very predictably sitting in the middle of the table. Since posting a scoreless draw against Arsenal to start the season, there hasn’t been a team on the slate that should challenge for a spot in European competition this season, and that will remain the case not just for this week, but until an October 16th battle at home against Tottenham Hotspur.

Even though Joey Barton is gone, Leon Best has been the hero thus far this season, scoring both goals against Fulham at St. James’ Park in Newcastle’s most recent EPL betting battle.

However, it’s definitely not all peaches and cream for the Magpies. They have really been concerned for weeks over Manager Alan Pardew and the fact that he might be stepping down from the post that he has manned for years over the team’s transfer policy. We must admit that it was an awfully quiet transfer season for Newcastle United, and that will almost certainly make it so the team won’t be able to hold this position near the top of the table for all that long.

QPR has been seen by its hometown faithful twice this year, and both games at Loftus Road proved to be a disaster. Not only was the team bounced 4-0 by a somewhat questionable Bolton Wanderers side to start off the Premier League betting campaign, but it was also taken down 2-0 in the Carling Cup by Rochdale out of League One.

That being said, there is definitely plenty of reason to be happy right now if you’re a fan of the Hoops. Tommaso Trani, Anton Ferdinand, and Shaun Wright-Phillips were all signed to Queens Park right before the end of the transfer season at the end of August, and now, there are some talks that David Beckham has been linked to the club once his MLS contract runs out with the Los Angeles Galaxy in November.

Home form is going to be crucial going forward for survival this year for the Hoops, after going 14-7-2 last year in its table topping season in the Championship. One would like to think that this team will need at least six or seven victories at home to be able to lock up its spot in the EPL once again next year, and this seems to be the type of fixture that is winnable to say the least.

Bet365 has QPR lined as a slight +145 favorite on the three-way Premier League lines. It is a ‘pick ’em’ at -145. The visitors are +185 to take three points, while the draw is set at +225. The oddsmakers are expecting a low scorer, as the ‘total’ has been set at 2.5 over +120.

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