EFL Championship: Game Week 38
Stadium: Loftus Road
18th March 2023
On the upcoming Saturday of March 18th, an exciting fixture is set to take place in the English Football League Championship as Queens Park Rangers welcomes Birmingham City to the Loftus Road Stadium for a highly anticipated clash.Receive Your Welcome Bonus!
The hosts, Queens Park Rangers, have been struggling to secure favorable results in the latter half of the current football season, putting them in a precarious position in the league standings as they fight for survival.
In their recent match against Blackpool, they were handed a devastating 6-1 defeat, where the opposition managed to score three goals in the first 15 minutes.
This result is indicative of the ongoing challenges that have plagued Gareth Ainsworth's team, as they attempt to adapt to his leadership in the Hoops' dugout.
As things stand, Queens Park Rangers currently occupy the 19th position in the highly competitive second-tier standings. They currently hold a seven-point advantage over their upcoming opponents, Blackpool, who are in the 22nd position.
However, with just nine matches left to play in the season, there is still a possibility that they could be drawn into a relegation dogfight if they fail to secure favorable results in their upcoming fixtures.
QPR’s possible lineup
Dieng; Dickie, Dunne, Field; Johansen, Drewe, Iroegbunam, Lowe, Kakay; Adomah, Dykes.
Birmingham City’s Form
On the other hand, Birmingham City's performance this season has been similarly underwhelming, struggling to secure favorable results in the league since the start of the year.
In their recent fixture against Watford, they suffered a 3-0 loss, despite showcasing an improved second-half performance that could have led to a goal. At present, the visitors have accumulated 42 points from 37 games, placing them in the 18th position in the standings.
While they maintain a seven-point lead over the drop zone, the importance of securing more points in their upcoming fixtures cannot be overstated.
Birmingham City’s possible lineup
Ruddy; Long, Dean, Trusty; Colin, Bielik, Bacuna, Chong, Graham; Khadra, Jutkiewicz.
QPR vs Birmingham expert tips
Following their disappointing performance against Blackpool on Tuesday, fans of Queens Park Rangers will undoubtedly be expecting a strong and resolute response from their team. The importance of securing a victory in their upcoming fixture cannot be overstated, as it would likely guarantee their safety in the fiercely competitive Championship.
Birmingham City, similarly, enters this fixture with a clear understanding that a victory would have the same implications for their Championship status. With both teams vying for a win, we can anticipate an intense and closely contested encounter at the Loftus Road Stadium on Saturday. We anticipate that Queens Park Rangers with the home advantage can knick a victory over Birmingham. Expect less than 2.5 goals in the game.