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Middlesbrough 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 Middlesbrough and Queens Park Rangers on February 18th, 2023

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Our recommended bet for Saturday’s clash at the Riverside Stadium comes in the form of a Middlesbrough victory over Queens Park Rangers, with Chuba Akpom as the game’s opening goalscorer.

A £10 wager for such an outcome will secure you a return of £50 with Betway.

Match preview

Two sides in the midst of altogether contrasting spells of form are set to lock horns in a Championship clash at the Riverside Stadium on Saturday, February 18th.

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

Beginning with the former, Middlesbrough, of course, have long established themselves as one of the Championship’s standout sides.

After spending the early months of the campaign battling it out towards the foot of the table, the appointment of Michael Carrick has since proven the catalyst required for a frankly remarkable turnaround in fortunes.

This includes a four-game win streak heading into the weekend’s action, the latest of which came in stellar fashion in midweek.

Aware that a win would see them close the gap on 2nd-placed Sheffield United to a not-insurmountable seven points, the Yorkshire outfit managed precisely that at Bramall Lane, overturning an early deficit courtesy of Chuba Akpom’s 17th of the term, and a 2nd-half brace by way of Cameron Archer.

Safe to say, then, that Middlesbrough will head into Saturday’s action brimming with confidence when it comes to their chances of making it five league victories on the spin.

This comes owing to not only their own recent excellence, but the ongoing struggles of upcoming opponents Queens Park Rangers, too.

QPR, once themselves considered a surprise contender for a playoff berth, have tumbled down the table in England’s 2nd tier in nothing short of staggering fashion over the course of the last few months.

All told, dating back to late October, the Hoops have emerged on the right side of the result on just a solitary occasion, from 17 attempts.

Not only that, but Neil Critchley’s troops have been condemned to home defeats in each of their last two, the latest of which saw Sunderland rattle off a trio of goals at Loftus Road without reply.

Saturday’s clash at the Riverside Stadium, based on all indicators, therefore looks a near formality, with Middlesbrough the overwhelming favourites to ultimately emerge with all three points.

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