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QPR vs Birmingham City Live Stream, Predictions
The Championship match at Loftus Road on Saturday will see home team QPR welcome guests Birmingham City.
Our Queens Park Rangers v Birmingham City predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below - as well as up-to-date odds.
📊 Form Guide
Queens Park Rangers
QPR will be looking to improve on their last outing here after the 6-1 Championship loss in their previous game against Blackpool.
In that match, Queens Park Rangers had 62% possession and 8 shots at goal with 2 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Queens Park Rangers was Chris Martin (43'). Blackpool had 16 attempts at goal with 8 on target. Jerry Yates (3'), Andy Lyons (11', 48'), Curtis Nelson (14'), Jordan Thorniley (36') and Kenny Dougall (88') scored for Blackpool.
It has not been often in recent games that Queens Park Rangers have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. It will be a concern for them that Queens Park Rangers have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 matches, shipping 18 goals along the way.
Following on from being defeated in their last game at the hands of Watford in Championship action, Birmingham City and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
In that game, Birmingham City managed 49% possession and 8 shots on goal with 6 of them on target. On the other side, Watford got 11 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. Imrân Louza (6'), Keinan Davis (16') and Britt Assombalonga (73') scored for Watford.
The stats tell the story, and Birmingham City have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, letting opponents get 10 goals overall. In defence, Birmingham City certainly have room for improvement. Such a trend isn’t assured to be carried forward into this game, of course.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Birmingham City:
- have not registered a win against Queens Park Rangers in games played away from home for the previous 3 league matches.
- are without a win away from home in their last 4 matches in the league.
🤜🤛 Head to head
If we look at their past head to head duels dating back to 29/02/2020, there has been little between the sides with QPR winning 2 of those games, Birmingham City 2 and 2 being drawn in regulation time.
A total of 14 goals were produced between them throughout the course of those matches, with 7 from The R's and 7 coming from The Blues. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.33.
The last league contest between the two was Championship match day 18 on 28/10/2022 which finished with the scoreline of Birmingham City 2-0 Queens Park Rangers.
In that game, Birmingham City managed 35% possession and 7 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. The goals were scored by Auston Trusty (4') and Emmanuel Longelo (29').
Queens Park Rangers had 15 shots on goal with 4 of them on target.
The referee was Tim Robinson.
🗞️ Team News: QPR
The QPR manager Gareth Ainsworth doesn’t have any fitness concerns whatsoever before this game owing to a fully healthy squad available to choose from.
In our view, The R's should make use of the 3-4-1-2 formation and select Seny Dieng, Jimmy Dunne, Robert Dickie, Sam Field, Aaron Drewe, Tim Iroegbunam, Stefan Johansen, Jamal Lowe, Taylor Richards, Lyndon Dykes and Chris Martin.
📋 Team News: Birmingham City
Thanks to a fully injury-free squad ready to go, the Birmingham City boss John Eustace doesn’t have any fitness worries to report ahead of this match.
We’re of the thinking that The Blues seem most likely to utilise a 3-5-2 system, going with John Ruddy, Kevin Long, Marc Roberts, Auston Trusty, Maxime Colin, George Hall, Krystian Bielik, Alfie Chang, Reda Khadra, Scott Hogan and Lucas Jutkiewicz.
We think that Birmingham City could find themselves up against it to register a score against this Queens Park Rangers team who we think will score at least once to gain the upper hand.
We’ve gone for a hard-fought contest, finishing with a 1-0 winning margin for Queens Park Rangers when the full-time whistle blows.
Should be a close one.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
Andre Moura, 02:27 14/03/2023
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Loftus Road (18,439)
Captain: Stefan Johansen
Chairman: Amit Bhatia
Manager: Gareth Ainsworth
Competitions: Championship position 19
🔑 Star Man: Ilias Chair
Mostly played in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Ilias Chair was born in Belgium. Having made a first senior appearance for Queens Park Rangers in the 2017 - 2018 season, the gifted Midfielder has got 5 league goals in this Championship 2022 - 2023 season so far coming from a total of 32 appearances.
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