Danny Ings’ bookies favourite to open the scoring against QPR
Another victory for the Clarets would stretch their lead over Harry Redknapp’s men to an imposing five points. Leading odds comparison site Oddschecker.com can reveal that Sean Dyche’s men are on offer at 9/5 with SpreadEx to make it seven league wins in a row. QPR, who come off the back of a 2-2 draw at Millwall are available at 15/8 with BetVictor whilst the draw is best priced at 12/5 with bet365.
Although a solitary Scott Arfield goal gave Burnley all three points at Portman Road last weekend, there is no doubt that Danny Ings and Sam Vokes are the inform strike partnership in the Championship at the moment. Ings has opened the scoring in two of Burnley’s last five games and if you like the look of him to break the deadlock on Saturday, he is on offer at 11/2 with Sky Bet to score first. Ings to score and Burnley to win is a double available at 7/2 with Paddy Power. Former Claret’s striker Charlie Austin will make his first return to the club after his summer transfer to QPR on Saturday. He was prolific at Turf Moor last season and he is on offer at 5/1 with Betfred to break the deadlock on Saturday.
Sam Vokes has found the net four times in his last four games and there will be plenty of takers for the 13/5 with Bet365 on him scoring anytime against Rangers.
It is no coincidence that Burnley’s recent form has coincided with their impressive defensive record. They have kept four clean sheets in their last seven games at home and if you fancy Tom Heaton and co to make that five from eight against the Championship favourites, they are best priced at 9/4 with Paddy Power.
Four of the last seven between the two have resulted in a draw, but Burnley have won the other three. The last time Sean Dyche’s men beat QPR, the Clarets walked away with a 1-0 win. The same score line is best priced at 15/2 with BetVictor.
With just one loss in all competitions this season, Burnley’s odds of winning the Championship continue to tumble. The current table toppers are on offer at 10/1 to occupy top spot come the end of the season and be crowned champions of the division, having been 14/1 before the Ipswich game. The odds of Burnley getting promoted have also shortened significantly having been 4/1 last week, they are not best priced at 11/4 to make a return to the top flight.