QPR vs Birmingham Predictions

The biggest match at the bottom of the Championship table on Friday sees QPR host Birmingham at Loftus Road.

Both teams are currently out of the relegation zone, but they are languishing dangerously close to the bottom three in 21st and 20th.

Only a couple of goals separate Birmingham in 21st to Huddersfield in 22nd, so its a massive three points up for grabs.

Birmingham manager Tony Mowbray hasn’t been involved with the team recently after undergoing surgery, with Gary Rowett currently in charge.

Current Form

QPR’s current form

QPR’s recent form has been up and down as over their last five games they have won two, drawn two and lost one.

In their last game, they played out a drab 0-0 draw away at Sunderland. They do have it in them to pull a performance out of the bag, even against the bigger teams in the league, as at the start of match they beat title contenders Leicester 2-1 away from home.

Birmingham’s current form

Birmingham haven’t won in six matches and goalscoring has become a real problem as they’ve found the back on the net on just one occasion over their last four fixtures. They were defeated 1-0 by Watford last time out.

Team News

Krystian Bielik, Siriki Dembele, Alex Pritchard and Marc Roberts are all definitely out for Birmingham, while Lukas Jutkiewicz remains a major doubt after injuring his knee in the loss against Watford.

Andre Dozzell is on loan from QPR and can’t feature.

Paik Seung-ho, Jordan James, Jay Stansfield and Juninho Bacuna all went away on international duty, so their fitness will be assessed closer to kick-off.

Rayan Kolli is a doubt for QPR.

Scoreline Prediction

As seen above, Rowett has a number of selection issues to deal with, while QPR manager Marti Cifuentes has pretty much a whole squad to choose from and that could prove vital, with the home side edging out a 2-0 victory.

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Publish date : 2024-03-27 14:09:29

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