Sunderland vs. QPR Soccer Picks: Value Angles incl. Double Result, Winning Margin & More

Nikki Adams

Monday, February 9, 2015 8:02 PM GMT

Monday, Feb. 9, 2015 8:02 PM GMT

The Black Cats will look to heap more misery on the Rangers on Tuesday when the two sides collide at the Stadium of Light. Join us as we preview this clash and serve up our free soccer picks.

Sunderland Firm Faves
The Black Cats are installed as the firm faves at -105 for their date with the struggling Rangers, a market stance that is underscored by good form in recent weeks  – a four-game undefeated streak across several competitions comprised of two wins and two draws. Overall, the Black Cats have had their share of woes this season, struggles both at home and on the road. Against the worst team in the country – the Rangers are absolutely pointless on the road this season – those issues shouldn't be a problem.

Sunderland are sat in 14th place in the table behind a 4-12-8 mark, which includes a 2-6-4 mark both home and away. In 12 home fixtures, they've scored 12 goals and conceded 16, a negative differential that would be cause for concern against just about any outfit but the Rangers, who not only are goal-shy on their trips (six goals in 11 games) but also will be playing without their talisman Charlie Austin. The absence of QPR's leading scorer is an advantage the Black Cats should capitalise on.
 

QPR Decided Underdogs
Queens Park Rangers have earned the dubious honor of becoming the first team since Liverpool (1953/54) to lose their first 11 away Premier League games. That marker can't possibly sit well with the Rangers, never mind the effect it has on their confidence to be the laughing stock of England's top flight. It's no wonder the Rangers are installed as the significant +333 underdogs to win outright on the road, while the draw is matched at +250 soccer odds board.

Charlie Austin's foot injury is a serious blow for the team. He's slated to miss at least a couple of weeks and that can't be good for their survival chances. To put into perspective the loss of Austin: the striker has scored 13 goals for the club while the next highest tally by any player is 3 goals.
 

Soccer Betting Verdict: Sunderland vs. QPR Odds and Picks
It's more likely than not that the Rangers are going to slip to a 12th straight defeat on the road this season, a frightening record to claim. In other words, this is a game Sunderland should win and that makes them our choice soccer pick at -105.

For value angles in this game, we look at several other markets such as double result, winning margin and total betting, to name a few.

First of all, we know QPR has trouble scoring on the road (just six goals netted in 11 games). We also know that without Austin it's unlikely they'll find the net in this game. We know they have massive defensive issues (27 goals against), and their last four games have combined for three goals or more on the scoreboard. All this leads us to consider several bets for your soccer picks: a)  the Over 2.5 at +110 in this game, Sunderland to win both halves at +210 and the winning margin for this game of 1 goal at +250 or 2 goals at +450.

Soccer Picks: Sunderland at -106 at BetOnline

Bonus Soccer Picks: Sunderland to win both halves at +210

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