QPR and Leeds go head-to-head in the early Championship kick-off on Sunday, as both teams look to kick-off their campaign with wins.
QPR v Leeds United
Sunday 7th August 2016
Sky Sports 1 / Sky Sports 1 HD
Nigel-Floyd Hasselbaink’s home side have drawn the majority of their pre-season games, but finished their pre-season campaign with a 2-0 win over Premier League Watford. The jury is still out on former Burton boss Hasselbaink, as the Hoops finished last season’s campaign with a league high of 18 draws last season.
The Dutchman has been busy in the transfer market bringing Joel Lynch, Jake Bidwell, Jordan Cousins and Ariel Borysiuk. The first three are expected to make their debuts, but the latter has been ruled out through injury.
Hasselbaink’s side are odds of 13/10 with BetVictor to kick-off their Championship campaign with a victory in this clash.
Leeds will start the campaign with another new boss in the shape of Garry Monk. The former-Swansea boss has also been busy in the transfer market, signing veteran ‘keeper Rob Green, centre-back Kyle Bartley and striker Kemar Roofe. All three are expected to start this game.
Roofe was a big success at Oxford last season and much is expected of the forward. The 23-year-old can be backed at odds of 3/1 with Bet365 to score anytime during this game.
Leeds were also one of the Championship draw specialists last season, recording 17 draws, but can be backed at odds 13/5 with SkyBet to win this clash.
Considering that these two teams drew so many of their games last season, the draw in this clash at odds of 12/5 with Betfred looks like the way to go in this clash.
A bet of under 2.5 goals at odds 13/19 at 888 Sport also looks like a shrewd punt in what promises to be a cagey early season clash.