Birmingham vs QPR
2018/19 EFL Championship
Date: Saturday, 1 September 2018
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: St. Andrew’s Stadium, Birmingham.
Queens Park Rangers managed their first win of the season last weekend when they surprisingly saw off Wigan Athletic 1-0 at Loftus Road.
Such success helped the team move away from the rock-bottom of the Championship ladder and get level on points with sixth round rivals Birmingham City ahead of Saturday’s tie at St. Andrew’s Stadium.
The hosts are yet to win a game in the league as they drew three and lost two of five outings so far.
Gary Monk’s men were very close to an upset seven days ago when they had a two-goal cushion against the strong Nottingham Forest side away at The City Ground, but everything fell apart in the dying minutes of the affair when the Blues allowed the hosts a super late comeback with goals from Lolley and Murphy.
Birmingham vs QPR: Head-to-head
- Trips to St. Andrew’s did not leave nice memories for the Hoops over the course of history.
- Queens Park Rangers lost as many as 12 and won just 4 of 19 away fixtures with the Blues.
- All of last four H2H games saw the BTTS option “come in”.
- QPR won each of past three H2H encounters bagging an impressive nine-goal tally in the process.
Birmingham vs QPR: Prediction
Unlike Birmingham, QPR were in action on Tuesday evening when they dispatched Bristol Rovers 3-1 at home in the second round of League Cup.
It was the second straight win for Steve McClaren’s side who will come into this with an improved confidence after losing back-to-back ties with West Brom and Bristol City, a thread which saw them ship ten goals along the way.
Since Birmingham showed a decent attacking form against the likes of Nottingham Forest last weekend, we have reasons to expect the high-scoring H2H trend to be continued here.
You can have the Over 2.5 goals FT & BTTS bet at 2.50 odds, while Birmingham are 2.00 to net two or more goals past the outfit with the worst defensive record after five rounds of the competition.
Birmingham vs QPR: Bet Tips
Over 2.5 goals FT & BTTS @ 2.50 (3/2)
Birmingham Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 2.00 (1/1).