Mark Hughes was appointed in place of Neil Warnock a few weeks ago and things seemed to be improving after beating Wigan and getting a draw at Villa Park. However, consecutive defeats against Blackburn and Fulham means that QPR are only out of the drop zone on goal difference.
The west London side have 12 games to ensure their safety and punters can get 11/5 (bet365 £200 free bets) that they have the beating of Everton on Saturday afternoon, with Hughes looking for his players to improve their discipline after seeing Samba Diakite and Djibril Cisse sent off in recent matches.
Bobby Zamora was unable to find the net against his former club last weekend, although he is the favourite to score the first goal against the Toffees and a best price of 13/2 (Paddy Power bookmaker) is on offer about a forward whose chances of going to Euro 2012 now seem remote.
As for Everton, they looked as though it could have been a relegation scrap earlier in the season and they did lose 1-0 to QPR at Goodison Park back in August, although the Merseyside club have improved since then and now sit in the top half of the Premier League.
The visitors should be nicely rested for this encounter and David Moyes’ team have not tasted defeat for eight games, with Everton having won four of the past five including victories against Manchester City and Chelsea.
Therefore, an away win could be a popular wager at 7/5 considering that there will be no pressure on the visitors for this encounter.