QPR are improving but history isn’t on their side against Fulham

With Chelsea playing in Japan in the Club World Cup all local eyes will be on Loftus Road on Saturday and the stats ahead of the game suggest this is going to be a long winter for Rangers fans.

No Premier League side has failed to win any of its first 17 League games since Bolton in 1902/03.

Only three sides have picked up seven or fewer points by this stage of the season in the history of the Premier League – on each occasion they were relegated.

Fulham have won five of their last six derbies with the Hoops and not lost any of them.

Rangers have improved under Harry Redknapp and must have thought they had broken their duck at Wigan last weekend but once again had to settle for a point at the DW Stadium.

The R‘s are 6/4 at BetVictor to beat Fulham on Saturday with the Cottagers 2/1 and the draw at 12/5.

Rangers remain 8/13 for relegation and 6/5 to maintain their top-flight status at the end of the campaign.

Fulham themselves have failed to win any of their last six London derbies, with their last success coming against QPR back in the spring.

Djbril Cisse was back amongst the goals against the Latics and is 5/1 to open the scoring, with Dimitar Berbatov and Mladen Petric 6s and Jamie Mackie 13/2.

Once again a 1-1 scoreline at 11/2 wouldn’t surprise but would a point be enough for Rangers?

We bet 5/4 that one or both sides fail to hit the back of the net and 4/7 that both score during the 90 minutes.

Rangers have only scored seven goals in their last nine home games. It’s about time they gave their fans something to cheer about.

Fulham are 5/4 to finish in the top half of the table (4/7 to finish in the bottom 10) after Monday’s win over Newcastle and three points at Loftus Road would see those prices change.

BBC Sports Personality Of The Year will be crowned on Sunday evening at the ExCel in London and Maida Vale’s Bradley Wiggins is the 4/11 favourite to win this famous award in this quite outstanding Olympic year.

Had someone told me a few years ago that in a magnificent 12 months for British sport a cyclist would be odds-on to win the award for the second year running (Mark Cavendish won in 2011) I would have said they were completely mad.

As it is the Tour de France winner is a worthy favourite although west London lad Mo Farah at 11/2 would be my own personal choice.

We will be betting in-running on SPOTY at BetVictor on Sunday evening including odds on the first three in the correct order.

The betting suggests it will be first Wiggins, second Farah and third Jessica Ennis, which is priced at 7/2, but what do you think?

For all your sporting odds check out BetVictor.com

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