Author: Bharath Ram
Last Updated: January 2, 2020
Birmingham are at St Andrews’ for his weekend’s league meeting against Queens Park Rangers. The hosts have struggled since the start of the campaign and they are presently adrift of the drop zone on only goal difference. Meanwhile, QPR are right in the relegation mix after conceding the highest number of goals so far. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Birmingham continued on their winless start to the league season as they picked up a 2-2 draw against Nottingham Forest on the road. Daryl Murphy netted a late equaliser for Forest, which resulted in Birmingham registering their third stalemate of the campaign.
QPR picked up their first points of the season last weekend as they beat Wigan Athletic by a 1-0 score. They have since enjoyed success in the League Cup second round where they claimed a 3-1 triumph over League One side Bristol Rovers.
The last meeting between the sides was at Loftus Road in April where QPR attained a 3-1 victory. The previous encounter at St Andrews’ went the same way with QPR securing a 2-1 triumph. Our betting tips and predictions anticipate a Birmingham win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Birmingham City win at 2.00[/bet_tip_now]
QPR are offered odds of 3.60 for a victory but we are not anticipating the result owing to their poor defensive record. The visitors ended a four-match losing run with a 1-0 win over Wigan last weekend but their backline has been in tatters with 13 goals leaked from just four games. Moreover, they are on a six-match losing run on the road from the previous campaign. We are fancying Birmingham to beat them for the first time since October 2015 and secure the three points.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Birmingham City win at 2.00[/bet_tip_now]
Birmingham City vs Queens Park Rangers draw odds: 3.30
Queens Park Rangers win odds: 3.60
Correct Score odds
Both sides have made poor starts to the campaign. Birmingham and QPR have kept a clean sheet each but QPR have been more vulnerable at the back with twice the number of goals shipped than Birmingham. Based on the recent history, both teams are likely to find the scoresheet, but the hosts should prevail with the better organisation from the back. Our correct score prediction fancies a Birmingham 2-1 win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Birmingham City 2-1 win at 8.50[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
With both teams being opened up regularly, we can anticipate a high-scoring encounter. The last three meetings at St Andrews’ have witnessed both sides finding the scoresheet with no less than three goals involved. Our total goals prediction expects more than 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals over 2.5 at 2.00[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
With both teams lying at the bottom end of the standings, it is evident that there has not been a standout performer upfront. Nonetheless, we are going with Birmingham’s Lukas Jutkiewicz, who opened the scoresheet during the high-scoring 2-2 draw against Forest last weekend. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Jutkiewicz.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Lukas Jutkiewicz at 6.50[/bet_tip_now]
Free bet offers
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