Sweat and blood plus tactics and technique will be the order of the day when QPR host Birmingham on Saturday 9th February 2019 in their round of 31 of the English championship match at the Loftus Road Stadium. The match is scheduled to start at 15.00 GMT. Birmingham seems to be doing relatively well as compared to QPR and the trend is unlikely to cease during this fixture.
At number 14, Queens Park Rangers has gone for 5 matches with the latest 3 being losses in a row. This doesn’t paint an impressive picture of them. They will be on the receiving end during this match and is going to have a hard time scoring leave alone winning. The best they can manage against their rivals is a draw the way things stand for them.
Birmingham has been doing relatively better throughout the season. They currently occupy position 8 of the Championship table standings. This match offers them a good chance to improve their chances of making it among the top 6 in order to have a chance at elevation next season. With just 4 points shy of both number 6 and 7 (Bristol City and Derby respectively), it is time for them to shine and reduce the gap.
With the season drawing closer and closer to the end, each of the teams seems to gear up for a better position before the season comes to a close. Birmingham, if they play their cards well has a chance for a playoff for a chance to be elevated to the English Premier League. But all that depends on their performance as the table starts spinning this weekend henceforth. QPR on the other hand with their latest losing streak things don’t look good for them. At least they have a chance to impress their home fans this weekend with a win. However, Birmingham will give them a run for their win.
QPR vs. Birmingham Head to Head
QPR and Birmingham have played 15 matches so far. QPR has managed to collect 7 wins while Birmingham has managed 4. 4 matches have ended in a draw. A look into their last 8 head to head matches, here is how things faired out for each of the two:
- Birmingham 0-0 Queens Park Rangers
- Queens Park Rangers 3-1 Birmingham
- Birmingham 1-2 Queens Park Rangers
- Birmingham 1-4 Queens Park Rangers
- Queens Park Rangers1-1 Birmingham
- Queens Park Rangers 2-0 Birmingham
- Birmingham 2-1 Queens Park Rangers
- Birmingham 0-2 Queens Park Rangers
Queens Park Rangers are not doing badly off with injuries. However, the services of Geoff Cameron and Angel Rangel are a doubt for their Weekend fixture.
Birmingham can breathe easy as David Davis is back in training and might feature in Saturday’s match after nursing a broken ankle. However, the services of Omar Bogle and Marc Roberts are doubtful due to calf injuries.
Odds and Our Prediction
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Both teams have all it takes to register a win but the game will be a close call. With the first leg having ended in a barren draw, this time around things won’t be very different. At least both teams will score. Our best bet for the match is to end in a draw in fulltime.
- Under 3.5 goals
- QPR to score first
- Draw at full time