Tjaronn Chery has broken the deadlock in each of his last two Championship outings for Hoops, so is an awesome 8/1 best bet with Boylesports to do so again.
Holding on to Charlie Austin has been a real bonus for QPR, but it’s not just their prolific top scorer from each of the last two campaigns who is catching the eye at Loftus Road.
Dutch attacking midfielder and summer signing Tjaronn Chery has three in his last two league outings, so is splendid value at top odds of 8/1 with Boylesports to break the deadlock for the third match on the spin against Nottingham Forest.
Goals against Rotherham United and Huddersfield Town have supplemented the scoring exploits of leading Hoops marksman Austin nicely during the opening weeks of the season. Punters can also capitalise on Chery as an anytime chance at a best price 29/10 with 888Sport.
Chris Ramsey and the QPR hierarchy pulled off a real coup when they captured forward-thinking Chery, and they are one of several Championship clubs to have gone Dutch in search of unearthing Eredivisie gems.
Prior to this live offering from Sky Sports on Saturday lunchtime, the Friday night game between Reading and Ipswich Town potentially pits Twente old boy Ola John against ex-Utrecht winger and Australia international Tommy Oar as talent migrates from the Netherlands to England.
Besides Chery and obvious danger Austin, still short at top odds of 7/5 in the anytime market with Betfair, the Hoops also have former Forest forward Jamie Mackie returned to West London for a second spell.
Dire financial straits in which the East Midlands outfit still find themselves saw them happily offload grafting Scottish striker Mackie back from whence he came. Ramsey was shrewd enough to snap him up on a free transfer, and now the stage is set for the player to hurt his old club.
Mackie is a terrific top-price 3/1 with Stan James to net against Forest, who have lost star wideman Michail Antonio to West Ham’s overtures, yet managed to hold on to Henri Lansbury.
It is difficult to see Dougie Freedman’s City Ground side getting anything from this trip to the capital as 10/3 with BetVictor to win and 11/4 for a draw.
The Tricky Trees are really missing last term’s leading scorer Britt Assombalonga and playmaker Andy Reid, who are both still sidelined, while one-time Loftus Road favourite Dexter Blackstock toils up top in an attempt to get his career back to track.
Journeyman striker Chris O’Grady and ex-Swansea City forward flop Nelson Oliveira are underwhelming loan signings, so Forest’s own Dutch delight Kyle Ebecilio, formerly of Feyenoord and Arsenal academies as well as Twente, may be worth a punt at top odds of 7/1 with Coral in the anytime market for a goal from midfield.
Eagle-eyed punters will have noticed Chery’s contribution to the QPR cause already, and also observed their opposition conceding an average of a goal per game over the first five matches.
Bookies.com best bet: Tjaronn Chery scores first @ 8/1 with Boylesports
All odds were correct at time of posting.