QPR vs Birmingham
Date: Saturday, 29 February 2020
Kick-off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Loftus Road (London).
Birmingham were denied all three points, in their own backyard, when the two sides met, back in December. And now, with QPR on a two-match winning streak here, it goes without saying that the visitors have their work cut out for them this Saturday.
QPR vs Birmingham Head to head (h2h)
- Their last encounter witnessed QPR pick up a 2-0 win.
- Three of their past five games have featured over 2.5 goals on the charts.
- Both teams have found the back of the net together in four of their previous six meetings.
- Two of their preceding eight clashes have ended in a tie.
- Birmingham have registered the win just twice in their last ten fixtures. (W-2, D-2, L-6)
QPR vs Birmingham Prediction
QPR have been alternating between wins and draws in their past four games in the Championship. Their last clash at home saw them take down Derby with a narrow 2-1 scorecard. While on the road, the hosts were held to a disappointing stalemate alongside Nottingham Forest.
Nevertheless, the home team have stumbled now just once in their past five clashes on the trot. With forty-six points in the bag, QPR are currently sitting thirteenth in the table, level on points with fourteenth-placed Birmingham.
On the other hand, the visitors shared the spoils for the third consecutive time after Millwall did just enough to hold them to a goalless draw. It is also worth mentioning that the guests have not featured at the losing end since their 2-3 defeat to Wigan, back on New Year’s Day.
Be that as it may, Birmingham have recorded the win just four times in their past nine matchups. To make matters worse, QPR have been at their best on home soil this season. In fact, they have emerged victoriously in four of their previous five clashes here.
Taking into account that the hosts have also secured the bragging rights in four of their past six meetings with this foe at home, Birmingham are the underdogs to pick up the win in this one.
However, the visitors have salvaged at least a point in each of their last six outings. Considering that the hosts have also been held to a draw four times here so far, back a draw no bet, just to be on the safer side.
Furthermore, to be frank, QPR have not looked solid in their own defensive third. In fact, they have conceded a goal or more in six of their past seven games here.
Meanwhile, Birmingham have failed to find the back of the net just once in their previous six trips on the road. Given that all of their last three h2h meetings at this venue have also witnessed both teams get their names on the scoresheet together, expect neither side to keep a clean sheet intact this weekend.
QPR vs Birmingham Betting tips
Draw no bet: QPR @ 1.60 (3/5)
Both teams to score @ 1.60 (3/5).