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Bet of the Day: Back an even encounter in West London derby

QPR welcome neighbours Brentford

Continuing the excellent and seemingly endless run of televised football, Monday night’s action sees Queens Park Rangers take on Brentford.

The London duo are both in the bottom half of the Championship table, although they’ll each still fancy themselves of ending the campaign much higher.

Rangers come into this derby on the back of three straight defeats, while the Bees were disappointed to see Burton Albion snatch a draw last week.

But Ian Holloway’s hosts have been good at Loftus Road. Their home record is a match for several sides in the top six. Brentford have lost only one of their last five away from Griffin Park though, so Coral’s Bet of the Day is for tonight’s game to end in a draw at 5/2.

A Score-draw

While a draw looks on the cards, the stats and formbook suggest that this won’t be 0-0.

Rangers have scored in all bar one of their home games this term.

And Dean Smith’s Brentford have been clinical on the road too.  The Bees have scored in five of their last six away games, totalling 11 strikes in all.

A 1-1 result is a chunky 6/1, while a 2-2 thriller is 10/1. The draw and both teams to score is the safer shout at 16/5.

Watch out for Watkins

Ollie Watkins is the Bees’ joint-top scorer in the Championship this season.

The former Exeter City striker is on six for the campaign.

But the thing to note is that five of those have come away from home.

The 21-year-old is 6/1 to net first and 19/10 to score anytime.

Florian Jozefzoon bagged a stunning free-kick last time out versus Burton, and the dead-ball specialist is an eye-catching 3/1 to score at any point.

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All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing