QPR and Swansea City go head to head at Loftus Road on Saturday in what should be a fantastic encounter as Bet365 report plenty of support for Michael Laudrup’s side who are the tip at the big price of 14/5, as punters take advantage of their recently released free bets & 0-0 money back special offer.
Both sides will have been delighted to have beaten the drop last season after coming up from the Championship.
This time out, QPR (11/10) are being tipped by many to be looking up the table rather than over their shoulders.
Mark Hughes has added some real Premier League quality to his side this summer, including Ji-Sung Park from Manchester United – who looks to be a fantastic buy.
It will by no means be an easy campaign for Rangers though as this squad may need time to gel.
This opening match on home soil is certainly one where Hughes will want all three points and nothing less.
Loftus Road ended up being a fortress towards the end of last season and he will want that to continue to get the side of to a flyer, although a tight nervy affair is predicted by most as these two sides settle into the new season.
As for Swansea, they now need to get used to life without Brendan Rodgers, who has so much success at the club. Rodgers has moved onto Liverpool and Michael Laudrup takes charge at the Liberty Stadium.
The summer has not been the best for the Swans, losing their exciting young talent Joe Allen in a £15m move to Liverpool, and failing to sign Gylfi Sigurdsson on a permanent basis.
That said though, the Welsh club are sure to spend some of the money they received for Allen and if Laudrup can install the belief in the team that Rodgers did, it could be another fantastic year.
Laudrup has brought in midfielder Michu from Rayo Vallecano, who bagged 15 goals in La Liga last year, and much will depend on him.
Danny Graham will be looking to build on his twelve goals in the Premier League last season and he is sure to be well supported by Scott Sinclair, who impressed at the Olympic Games for Team GB.
This really does looks set to be a cracker and it gets underway from 3pm on Saturday.