Birmingham vs QPR predictions- This is a bottom six battle and it promises to be a real dog-fight with two teams desperate for a win to help ease relegation fears. Birmingham have looked possible relegation candidates from the first whistle this season with their new-look side still struggling to really click, certainly in the final third. QPR meanwhile have been on a worrying slide in recent weeks following a reasonably encouraging opening to the season. They’ll be just 3 points above Blues, who are currently in the drop-zone, if they fail to win this.
It’s a game that is unlikely to produce a huge amount of action in the final third. Birmingham’s goalscoring record is absymal with just 0.48 goals per game on average. It’s only marginally better at St Andrews where they average 0.60 but they have at least been keeping things pretty tight at their own end of the pitch in the Second City.
Birmingham vs QPR predictions
It’s about the only positive thing you can really say about their season so far and they’d be in huge trouble were it not for three key 1-0 home wins. The Blues fans have hardly been treated to much entertainment of late, with 80% of Championship matches at St Andrews this term producing under 2.5 goals.
You wouldn’t bet against that being the case again here. QPR will most likely see a point as a good result as it would maintain the current cushion they have on Birmingham, one of the sides who are aiming to suck the Londoners right into the relegation scrap. With just 1 point from their last 6 matches, certainly any form of a result would have to be seen as positive but what will concern Ian Holloway is that the goals seem to have dried up a little too.
They’ve failed to score in 40% of their away matches this term, including all of the last 3. Only Birmingham have taken fewer points than them away from home in the Championship so they won’t travel North full of optimism, despite the relative weakness of the opposition.
With neither side offering much threat in the final third, backing Under 2.5 Goals looks a good bet here in what is likely to be a tense game.
In terms of the result, the hosts look the side more likely to edge it. Although 70% of QPR away games have seen under 2.5 goals scored, they are yet to keep an away clean sheet in the Championship this term. Birmingham’s most common home scoreline this season is a 1-0 in their favour and they could just nick this too so going for Birmingham to Win 1-0 might be worth a punt in the correct score market. You want to add something to this Birmingham vs QPR predictions article?