Why Rafael van der Vaart is bound to score against QPR

The Tipster focuses on Sunday's clash between Spurs and QPR and Newcastle's trip to Stoke on Monday

The Tipster
By The Tipster
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Me to score on Sunday? A decent bet Photo: Paul Blank

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Queens Park Rangers face their second London derby in as many weekends when they travel to White Hart Lane on Sunday, while Newcastle United are sure to endure an uncomfortable 90 minutes at the Britannia Stadium as they take on Stoke City the day after.

The Tipster is looking forward to these two clashes – especially after an action packed Saturday – and, as usual, he is feeling more-than-confident about his predictions.

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Over three goals in Tottenham against QPR – 11/8

The White Hart Lane faithful have witnessed plenty of goals this season – a total of 13 in three matches, with two of those games finishing with over three. And QPR are still in high spirits following their 1-0 victory over London rivals Chelsea last week. Spurs look defensively vulnerable. Ledley King and Michael Dawson are both out of contention, while William Gallas is a doubt. Goals look likely and 11/8 represents good value to get us started this Sunday.
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Rafael van der Vaart to score at any time against QPR – 6/5

The Dutch striker, who racked up 13 league goals last season, appears to be back to his best, playing as the second forward behind Emmanuel Adebayor for Harry Redknapp’s team. Van der Vaart has scored twice in his last two games, and with the attacking midfielder expected to assume penalty duty again, it is hard to ignore odds of 6/5 on the former Real Madrid star to sneak a goal on Sunday.
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Under 2.5 goals in Stoke City against Newcastle – 8/13

As efficient as Stoke City are, the Britannia Stadium rarely produces high-scoring thrillers, and the Tipster is predicting another tight affair in this game. Staggeringly, there have been under 2.5 goals in 15 of Stoke City’s last 21 home games in the Premier League, so statistically 8/13 represents a more-than-decent bet.
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Peter Crouch to score at any time against Newcastle – 8/5

Stoke City have only scored four times at home this season – and if they are going to find the net in this game then it’s hard to look past Peter Crouch. The England striker should be full of confidence after recent goals against Arsenal and Manchester United – and he is at 8/5 to score on Monday night.
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The long shot: A stalemate at the Britannia – 7/1

The Tipster doesn’t like to sound repetitive but he is expecting a tight game on Monday night. Tony Pulis’ men have already endured two bore-draws this season, while Newcastle have struggled to score away from home, finding the net just four times. Alan Pardew’s side have also played out two stalemates since the start of the campaign. A dreary affair at the Britannia? All signs point to yes.
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