Middlesbrough vs QPR
England – EFL Championship
Date: Saturday, 23rd February 2019
Kick-off at 15.00 UK/ 16.00 CET
Venue: Riverside Stadium (Middlesbrough).
Right this moment, there is no worse team in the Championship than QPR. They lost their last five league games in a row, and are supposed to travel to lock horns with the 5th placed side in league standings, and one who is heavily involved in promotion equations to Premier League.
Middlesbrough has greatly lifted their form once the final third of the competition has begun. For more than the last two months, the team has tasted a league loss just against Sheffield United, who currently sits at the second spot in the table.
The team will be pretty charged up since just the last match-day, they took on Leeds, another title-favorite, and held them to a draw. A struggling Rangers side will definitely find life hard at the Riverside Stadium this Saturday.
Middlesbrough vs QPR Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last five matches returned four Middlesbrough wins.
- The team found the back of the net for the last six meetings in a row.
- Middlesbrough won the last two times these two met at this venue.
- Only once have the hosts failed to find the back of the net in front of their home crowd.
Middlesbrough vs QPR Prediction
The Rangers are the worst of the total 24 teams in participation right now. They have lost their last five league games in a row, while even the dead-last side in the table, Ipswich, managed two points in the period. On top of their bad form, they are on the road for this next tie, and that too against Middlesbrough, who is actively pursuing a spot in next year’s Premier League and is right at the top-most tier of the Championship.
They are unbeaten in their last five matches in a row at home, and also won four of their last five encounters with QPR. Moreover, this venue provides them an extra layer of advantage, considering the last two times they took on this opponent resulted in wins.
And finally, only once did the home team ever fail in finding the back of the net against the Rangers, in front of their home crowd.
Fittingly await the hosts to go for a big win. They will dominate the proceedings right from the get-go and will look for an early goal, just to calm down nerves.
Middlesbrough vs QPR Betting Tips
Middlesbrough to Win @ 1.70 (7/10)
Over 0.5 First Half Goals by Middlesbrough @ 1.50 (1/2).