QPR are 4/1 favourites to win the Championship this season, after overcoming a stubborn Ipswich side at Loftus Road – thanks to a 90th minute winner from debutant Tom Hitchcock – to continue their unbeaten start to the season.
The west Londoners had multiple chances to take the lead before Hitchcock’s strike, with new signing Charlie Austin hitting the woodwork and seeing a shot well-saved by Ipswich goalkeeper Scott Loach.
Hoops’ defender Clint Hill also saw a header rattle the bar, after getting on the end of a Joey Barton free-kick and Harry Redknapp will be happy with the chances his team are creating, with QPR up to fifth place in the league, following two wins and a draw so far.
Promotion rivals Reading and Watford – who are 5/2 and 7/4 respectively to be playing Premier League football next term – treated their fans to a 3-3 goal-fest at the Madejski stadium, with Reading leading by two goals twice at 2-0 and 3-1, before being reeled in by a Troy Deeney penalty and Diego Fabbrini’s late equaliser.
Millwall’s woeful start to the season goes on, with James Vaughan’s 57th minute strike helping Huddersfield to a 1-0 win at the Den and leaving Steve Lomas’ Lions rooted to the bottom of the table, with no wins and no points.
Boos rang around the south London ground during the match and Lomas will have to find a winning formula at his new club – who have not won a league game since the middle of April, after a nightmare run at the end of last season almost led to relegation – or Millwall could be set for the drop this season, at ever-shrinking odds of 7/4.