Sunday's EPL Pick: Expect Manchester Utd to Crush QPR

Steven Suarez

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 5:50 PM UTC

Wednesday, Sep. 10, 2014 5:50 PM UTC

We know who the soccer betting odds will favor between revamped Manchester United & QPR, but finding the best value for Sunday’s EPL match with our sports picks is a different story altogether.

Odds Overview
At the moment, the Red Devils are favored in a range starting at -340 and going all the way up to -400 at certain books.

That leaves QPR as massive soccer odds underdogs, with lines available from +1000 to +1150 on the away side. A draw is quoted at right around +500, another long shot.


Manchester United
You had to figure it would take time for the Red Devils to get into a groove, following a coaching change and a squad upheaval.

That's certainly held true, at least in the early stages of the 2014-15 campaign. United has opened with two draws and a loss in their first three Premier League fixtures. The side had to settle for a point against Burnley and Sunderland, with the loss coming at home versus Swansea City.

What's more, the Red Devils even lost in the Carling Cup, falling to League One side MK Dons in a shocking 4-0 defeat.

Good news was needed to mask the early struggles, and good news is what United supporters received. The team reached a deal to bring Falcao on loan from Monaco, this coming after the Red Devils had already brought Angel Di Maria, Daley Blind, Marcos Rojo, Luke Shaw and Ander Herrera on board earlier in the summer.

The trouble so far for United, however, has been the defensive line, which has struggled to adjust to Louis van Gaal's 3-5-2 formation. We'll have to see what kind of lineup he goes with this Sunday, but the embarrassment of riches at his disposal in terms of pure attacking firepower has reached a downright scary level.


Queens Park Rangers
QPR can relate to United's early troubles, though Harry Redknapp's boys were able to notch their first league victory two weekends ago.

After opening with losses to Hull City (at home) and Tottenham (away), QPR finally got a taste of winning by squeaking out a 1-0 victory over Sunderland at home. Charlie Austin's goal ended up making the difference.

This is a team that's also been quite busy in the transfer market over the summer.

QPR has brought in the likes of Rio Ferdinand, Steven Caulker and Jordon Mutch, although more recently they've added the likes of Leroy Fer, Mauricio Isla, Niko Kranjcar, Sandro and Eduardo Vargas.

That's a lot of changes to make to a squad, but there is enough talent in the mix to keep QPR away from the relegation zone. That will be Redknapp's ultimate goal.

It remains to be seen which new signings will crack the starting XI come Sunday, but you have to figure Sandro will be involved immediately after securing a move from Tottenham. Whoever ends up making the first team, it's going to be an immense test against United at Old Trafford, no doubt about it.


Premier League Pick
Yes, it has indeed been a poor start for the Red Devils, but this fixture sets up nicely for them to put forth a dominating display.

QPR hasn't looked too good whatsoever, as Redknapp's side gets used to some new additions and tries to find its best starting XI.

Meanwhile, United should be buoyed by the addition of Falcao, while the likes of Di Maria, Rooney and Mata should have a field day up front against a suspect QPR defense.

With that in mind, we're recommending a very comfortable win for the Red Devils on Sunday. Consider backing the hosts to win by two or more goals to get more bang for your buck with your soccer picks.

Free Soccer Pick: Manchester United 3 QPR 0 at Bodog

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