Kick-off: 1945, 11/08/2021
Stadium: Breyer Group Stadium
TV: Sky Sports
Orient will have home advantage and past history on their side when trying to upset QPR in Wednesday’s televised EFL Cup tie.
The O’s beat Rangers in this competition back in 2002 and 2007 and are rated a value bet to complete the hat-trick at Breyer Group Stadium.
Kenny Jackett has enjoyed success in knockout tournaments with Swansea and Portsmouth during his fine career.
Let’s take a punt on his side to prevail in normal time at 14/5 for our first Orient vs QPR prediction.
A Look At Leyton Orient’s Betting Odds
Orient’s ambitious owners pulled off a bit of a coup when landing former Wolves boss Jackett as their new manager.
He has helped to bring in a number of interesting recruits, including experienced midfielder Darren Pratley and ex-QPR forward Paul Smyth.
The O’s kicked off their League Two campaign with a useful 1-1 draw at Salford, where defender Omar Beckles scored on his debut for the club.
Lawrence Vigouroux pulled off some excellent saves at Moor Lane, but Orient also had their fair share of possession and attempts on goal in a lively encounter.
This should be another up-tempo contest and 29/10 for both teams to score in the first half catches the eye from the Orient vs QPR odds.
A Look At Queens Park Rangers’ Betting Odds
QPR also opened the new season with a 1-1 draw in the Championship when entertaining Millwall, with both goals coming from stunning strikes.
Jed Wallace gave the visitors a deserved lead after just 11 minutes before Rob Dickie hauled Rangers level with just over half an hour gone.
The second half was less eventful and Hoops boss Mark Warburton commented: “I think both teams tired towards the end.
“It’s the first game and a big occasion with an intense atmosphere. Both teams looked drained in the last 10 minutes.”
After finishing last season strongly and then completing permanent deals for loan stars Charlie Ings and Stefan Johansen, Rangers may be eyeing a promotion push.
That could lessen their interest in this cup, so 21/4 for a home win and both teams to score completes our Orient vs QPR betting tips.
Salford 1-1 ORIENT – Omar Beckles
QPR 1-1 Millwall – Rob Dickie
Head-to-head: QPR 1-2 Orient, Orient 3-2 QPR
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