QPR to extend perfect home record
Craig Chisnall previews the midweek action in the Sky Bet Football League and fancies QPR to continue their impressive run.
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Both have 100 per cent records after three straight wins at the City Ground and Loftus Road respectively and, worryingly for the rest of the Championship, I believe they still have gears to find.
Forest entertain a Middlesbrough side who are struggling again on the road - they lost at Ipswich on Saturday to net us a return - and Billy Davies' side will be confident of another win.
By all accounts they wasted a glut of chances to hammer Barnsley on Saturday and if they find their shooting boots I believe someone could soon be in for a hammering at the City Ground.
Rangers assistant Joe Jordan admitted QPR had been fortunate to beat Birmingham 1-0 at the weekend thanks to Charlie Austin's winner.
Their bench said it all on Saturday with the embarrassment of riches they had to call upon. Matt Phillips, Benoit Assou-Ekotto, Jermaine Jenas and Shaun Wright-Phillips were all left out of the starting line-up and I just can't see them being stopped this season.
The Seagulls also have a chronic injury list at the moment, another factor in the Hoops' favour.
Staying with home wins I think Huddersfield are well worth consideration when they welcome Charlton to West Yorkshire.
Town are going well under Mark Robins this term after a summer of investment that saw several players arrive, including strikers Jon Stead and Martin Paterson while James Vaughan made his loan move from Norwich permanent.
Former Everton youngster Vaughan has been their star performer so far and they've yet to lose at the John Smith's Stadium.
They are the only team to take a point off QPR and have already beaten the Addicks at home - 3-2 in the Capital One Cup three weeks ago.
Chris Powell's men did claim an impressive point at Watford at the weekend but I like the 5/4 offered on the Terriers.
In League One Leyton Orient's fans are still pinching themselves at their superb start to the season - Saturday's 3-2 success over Port Vale made it six wins in six.
That's their best ever opening to a campaign so it comes as no surprise they are very short odds-on chances to see off rock-bottom Notts County. As such, I'd look elsewhere for some value.
They are scoring goals for fun, 16 in six games, while they've conceded just four so surely can't wait for the games to come at the moment.
Strikers David Mooney and Kevin Lisbie are grabbing all of the headlines at the moment with 13 goals between them but Dean Cox is a big part of their attacking play.
The former Brighton youngster hasn't scored in the league since bagging two in the 5-1 opening day demolition of Carlisle.
He's more than due another so the 12-5 with bet365 is well worth considering.