Queen’s Park Rangers stayed up narrowly last season but their struggles have continued in the Championship this time around, and they have lost four of their opening seven games and now face off against Birmingham City.
Birmingham v QPR Betting Tips
- Over 2.5 goals @ 11/10 with bet365
- Birmingham to win and both teams to score @ 10/3 with bet365
- Jay Stansfield to score at any time @ 5/2 with bet365
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The R’s are set to travel to Birmingham, who have had a positive start to life under their new owners and sit eighth in the league table, on Friday night.
High-scoring affair fancied
Birmingham have suffered back-to-back defeats in the Championship and will be hoping to get back on track against QPR.
However those losses came when down to ten men against Watford and when facing a highflying Preston side who are top of the table.
By contrast the R’s are 20th after losing four of their opening seven matches, conceding 12 goals in the process.
Three of their four away games this season have gone over 2.5 goals and the same is fancied when they visit Birmingham.
Three of the Blues’ last five matches in all competitions have seen three or more goals scored and on home soil they can ramp up the considerable pressure on this QPR team.
Birmingham v QPR Tip 1: Over 2.5 goals @ 11/10 with bet365
Blues can win entertaining clash
Both teams have found the net in four of Birmingham’s last five games in all competitions and the same looks likely in this matchup.
QPR have managed to find the net in three of their four away trips this season but their defensive deficiencies have held them back.
After two fruitless away games, the Blues can get back to winning ways against Gareth Ainsworth’s men and record their fourth victory of the campaign.
However don’t write off the visitors getting on the scoresheet in what looks set to be an entertaining Friday night affair.
Birmingham v QPR Tip 2: Birmingham to win and both teams to score @ 10/3 with bet365
Stansfield to find the net
Birmingham have a number of attacking options but one of their most impressive forwards this season has been on-loan Fulham striker Jay Stansfield.
The 20-year-old has already netted three times in four games for the Blues and is likely to be given more minutes as a result.
Despite playing only the equivalent of three 90-minute games, the youngster has recorded the joint-most shots for John Eustace’s side and is averaging 4.24 shots per 90.
Stansfield netted nine times on loan at Exeter in League One last season but has taken this step up in levels in his stride. He could land on the scoresheet once more.
Birmingham v QPR Tip 3: Jay Stansfield to score at any time @ 5/2 with bet365