Bet Tottenham Spurs to Beat QPR in Premier League Odds

Steven Suarez

Friday, August 22, 2014 7:35 PM GMT

Friday, Aug. 22, 2014 7:35 PM GMT

Following a hard-fought win in their opening match last weekend, Spurs now makes their home debut at White Hart Lane against a QPR team that lost its first fixture. How are the soccer betting odds shaping up for this one?

Odds Overview
No shock to see Tottenham as such a heavy favorite in the soccer odds. Spurs can be backed at a price just over -200, which leaves QPR at right around +600 and a draw at approximately +275.

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Tottenham
Spurs have already been quite busy early on in the 2014-15 campaign, having followed up their Premier League opener with a qualifying match in the Europa League on Thursday.

First things first. In the league, Tottenham left it late but got it done in a 1-0 win over West Ham. New signing Eric Dier scored the winning goal, rounding the keeper on a nice run and then slotting home easily.

In the Europa League, Harry Kane and Roberto Soldado were the goalscorers in a 2-1 win over AEL. Spurs were down for a majority of the match, but two late goals carried them to a much-needed first-leg advantage.

Some important players were rested for the match, including star playmaker Christian Eriksen, who figures to return to the starting XI this weekend in London. We should also see Erik Lamela start again after he came on as a substitute against AEL.

It's still unclear just how good this side will be under Mauricio Pochettino, but he has the players around him to make a push. We should learn even more about this Tottenham outfit on Sunday during their first home match of the season.

 

QPR
It was a muted start from QPR in their return to the top flight.

Despite generating 19 total shots, six of which on target, the Rangers couldn't get one into the back of the net. They had to settle for a 1-0 home loss to Steve Bruce's Hull City in what was each team's league opener.

With Harry Redknapp at the helm, however, QPR appears to be in good hands, and he knows there's a long season ahead. No need to panic.

New signings should help lift the mood around the club, with Mauricio Isla being brought in from Juventus on a season-long loan and Leroy Fer getting signed from Norwich City. Eduardo Vargas was also signed on loan, but will have to wait until his work permit is sorted out before being able to compete in the Premier League.

We can expect Loic Remy to lead the line again for QPR, but it remains to be seen what other kind of changes Redknapp opts for. Will Isla and Fer both slot immediately into the starting XI? Who starts in the middle?

 

Premier League Pick
Kyle Naughton won't be unavailable for Sunday after receiving a red card, while Kyle Walker is still recovering from injury. Nonetheless, we still believe Tottenham has the quality to emerge from this fixture with the three points.

It may not be easy, considering Spurs have only had a couple days to rest since their Europa League encounter, but they have the depth in their squad to cope and ultimately should prove to be the superior side.

QPR will huff and puff, and Redknapp knows the ins and the outs of his upcoming opponents from his past time at White Hart Late, but we feel more comfortable looking towards Tottenham with our soccer picks for Sunday. Look for the well-rested Eriksen to run the show.
Free Soccer Pick: Tottenham 2 QPR 1

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