Newcastle vs QPR Betting Preview
On Saturday afternoon Newcastle and QPR meet at St James’ Park and both teams desperately need a win.
Newcastle has lost 5 of its last 7 matches and manager Alan Pardew is already under pressure and if they lose to QPR, which has only won 1 of 17 games, then the pressure will become considerably worse.
QPR achieved its first win of the season against Fulham last weekend and it seems that recently appointed Harry Redknapp is making a real difference to the team’s performance.
Nonetheless, Newcastle are the bookies favourites with odds of 11/10, the best available on QPR are 5/2. A draw has odds of 12/5.
At present Newcastle are 15th in the League, just two points above the relegation zone which means they must win this game.
QPR are 19th and five points in the relegation zone which also makes this game a must win for them. Furthermore this is likely to be QPRs easiest game for a while; they are facing Manchester United and Arsenal over the Christmas period.
Newcastle is missing a number of key players due to injuries, Steven Taylor, Ryan Taylor, Hatem Ben Arfa and Yohan Cabaye, Gabriel Orbertan may also be absent due to a toe injury. QPR is relatively injury free.