Queens Park Rangers vs Middlesbrough Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Kickoff: 15:00 Hrs

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Queens Park Rangers vs Middlesbrough Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This Saturday afternoon fixture (15:00) will have an implication on both ends of the Championship table. Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

QPR picked up an important three points last time out as they travelled to Burton and defeated them 3-1. The goals were shared around the team with one each for Aramide Oteh, Conor Washington and Massimo Luongo.

Middlesbrough suffered a disappointing home defeat in their last fixture going down 1-0 to a late Oliver Norwood penalty against Fulham. The Teesiders created a few chances and Rudy Gestede was guilty of some poor finishing.

The reverse fixture came in mid-September in the North-East and it was an entertaining affair that the home side won 3-2. Lewis Baker, Ashley Fletcher and Britt Assombalonga netted for the hosts while David Wheeler and Jamie Mackie bagged for the visitors.

Betting Tips and Predictions

QPR have beaten Cardiff, Sheffield United and Wolves at home so I would not be rushing to back Middlesbrough here. The Rs are capable of throwing in a few poor performances so this looks a game to avoid having a win/draw/win bet on.

Six of their last eight at Loftus Road have seen both teams find the back of the net and gone over 2.5 goals and this looks the way to play it. You can get the individual part of the bets at a decent price while the double is also an option.

Over 2.5 goals in this game

Yes both teams to score

Queens Park Rangers scored over 2.5 goals in 5 out of their last 10 games played

Queens Park Rangers saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played against Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played against Queens Park Rangers

AVG Goals

1.5

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Queens Park Rangers Form Guide

Queens Park Rangers Team Logo

Queens Park Rangers

Won

5

Draw

1

Lost

4
W H

02-04-2018

Championship

Norwich City Team Logo Norwich City

FT 4 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

07-04-2018

Championship

Hull City Team Logo Hull City

FT 4 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

10-04-2018

Championship

Sheffield Wednesday Team Logo Sheffield Wednesday

FT 4 - 2

(HT 3 - 0)

L H

14-04-2018

Championship

Preston North End Team Logo Preston North End

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

21-04-2018

Championship

Brentford Team Logo Brentford

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

28-04-2018

Championship

Birmingham City Team Logo Birmingham City

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

06-05-2018

Championship

Leeds United Team Logo Leeds United

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

07-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Charlton Athletic Team Logo Charlton Athletic

FT 3 - 3

(HT 1 - 2)

W A

13-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Staines Town Team Logo Staines Town

FT 0 - 7

(HT 0 - 5)

W H

14-07-2018

Club Friendlies

AFC Wimbledon Team Logo AFC Wimbledon

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

Middlesbrough Form Guide

Middlesbrough Team Logo

Middlesbrough

Won

5

Draw

2

Lost

3
W H

14-04-2018

Championship

Bristol City Team Logo Bristol City

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

21-04-2018

Championship

Derby County Team Logo Derby County

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

28-04-2018

Championship

Millwall Team Logo Millwall

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

06-05-2018

Championship

Ipswich Town Team Logo Ipswich Town

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

12-05-2018

Championship Playoff

Aston Villa Team Logo Aston Villa

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

15-05-2018

Championship Playoff

Aston Villa Team Logo Aston Villa

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

05-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Sturm Graz Team Logo Sturm Graz

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

10-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Spennymoor Town FC Team Logo Spennymoor Town FC

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

14-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Sandhausen Team Logo Sandhausen

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

18-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Augsburg Team Logo Augsburg

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

Queens Park Rangers Preview

It is now back-to-back victories for the Rs and just one defeat in six in the league which has moved them into 14th. This marks the first of a run of four games in which three of their opponents are in the top ten.

At Loftus Road, they had gone four without a victory before defeating Cardiff in their last home fixture. Wolves, Cardiff and Sheffield United are among the high-flyers that have lost on the road to QPR this campaign.

Their last two league games have seen both teams find the back of the net and five of their last seven. Their last four meetings with Middlesbrough have been level going into the break.

Queens Park Rangers Team News

Alex Baptiste (back), Jordan Cousins (hamstring) and Paul Smyth (thigh) are doubts while Jamie Mackie (back surgery) is a long-term absentee.

Middlesbrough Preview

The last eight Middlesbrough league matches have seen a sequence of win one, lose one which is frustrating their efforts to crack the top six. They sit in ninth but with four games in a row coming against teams below them they need to get a run of good form going. Away from the Riverside, they have won each of their last two and five of 13 over the entire season. Each of their last six and eight of their last nine on the road have seen both teams find the back of the net.

If the league was decided on half-time results then Boro would find themselves as low as 12th being ahead just eight times going into the interval. The Teesiders have scored six times in total from their last two against their opponents here.

Middlesbrough Team News

Boro have no injuries or suspensions though Fabio is unlikely to be considered after requesting a move back home to Brazil.

Queens Park Rangers Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2.4

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Middlesbrough Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.2

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Queens Park Rangers vs Middlesbrough Sidelined Players

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