Queens Park Rangers vs Birmingham City
England – Championship
Date: Saturday, 28 April 2018
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK
Venue: Loftus Road Stadium (London).
Queens Park Rangers lost narrowly back-to-back ties with playoffs chasers Preston and Brentford, but they will get the opportunity for a victorious farewell to their fans on Saturday afternoon when Birmingham City come to visit the capital.
The visitors made a huge step towards securing a place in the same division next year when they saw off Sheffield United 2-1 after last weekend’s comeback at St. Andrew’s. The win came out of nowhere since the Blues were nowhere near their best form before the clash with the top-half outfit. Yet, Marc Roberts and Jacques Maghoma notched super important goals to push Birmingham City five points clear of the drop zone with just two games left to play.
Backing up this win will be a huge task for the visitors given that the Hoops were quite inspired in their most recent matches at Loftus Road Stadium.
Queens Park Rangers vs Birmingham City: Head-to-head
QPR won three and drew one of last four head matches against Birmingham City.
The Blues won only 4 of 18 clashes at Loftus Road.
Four of last five head to head affairs saw both teams on the scoresheet.
Queens Park Rangers vs Birmingham City: Prediction
QPR were pretty efficient in the final third of late under Ian Holloway. This especially works for their home matches as the Hoops bagged an impressive nine-goal tally in three straight home wins over Sunderland, Norwich City and Sheffield Wednesday before falling 1-2 to Brentford last time out.
Holloway’s men are now set to take in a side which struggled badly for results on recent travels which is why the home win looks like a fantastic call at the sky-high 2.50 odds. Birmingham City lost six of last seven league games on the road and they shipped five in last two away losses.
Furthermore, Birmingham conceded two or more goals in six if last seven matches away from St. Andrew’s and we find the value in backing QPR to net two or more at 2.20 as well.
Queens Park Rangers vs Birmingham City: Bet Tips
Queens Park Rangers to win @ 2.50
Queens Park Rangers Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 2.20