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Birmingham City vs Queens Park Rangers betting tips: Championship preview, predictions and odds

This article provides a preview, odds and recommended bets for the Championship meeting between Birmingham City and Queens Park Rangers on September 22nd, 2023

Birmingham City vs Queens Park Rangers odds and betting statistics

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Birmingham City vs Queens Park Rangers betting tips

Birmingham City vs Queens Park Rangers match preview

Two sides with sights on a return to winning ways are set to lock horns in the opening fixture of the Championship weekend at St. Andrew’s Stadium this Friday, September 22nd.

The matchup in question will see Birmingham City act as hosts, in a meeting with Queens Park Rangers.

Beginning with the former, Birmingham, on the back of an encouraging start to the campaign, have since seen their form fall off in concerning fashion over recent weeks.

After navigating their first five league outings without defeat, a stretch which included three straight victories, the Blues have since been condemned to back-to-back losses.

The latest came in midweek, by way of a trip to Deepdale to face table-topping Preston North End.

Despite taking the lead in proceedings courtesy of Jay Stansfield, John Eustace’s troops were unable to hold on, on their way to the wrong side of a 2-1 final scoreline.

Friday’s hosts, though, will nevertheless likely be confident in their chances of securing a bounce-back result later tonight.

This comes with their opponents-in-waiting all the way down in 20th in the table.

Queens Park Rangers, across their own seven fixtures to date, have fallen to a quartet of defeats, to go along with two wins, and a draw.

Most recently, after being downed by three goals to one by Sunderland in the club’s post-international break return to action, the Hoops played host to struggling Swansea City.

And, despite trailing for a full 85 minutes, Gareth Ainsworth and co. ultimately emerged with a hard-earned point, courtesy of Lyndon Dykes’ injury-time finish.

So, all of this considered, how do we at 101 envision Friday’s action playing out at St. Andrew’s?

We are backing hosts Birmingham, come the full-time whistle, to secure a return to winning ways at QPR’s expense.

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