Middlesbrough vs QPR Match Info
Date: Sat 23rd February 2019
Venue: Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough
Middlesbrough vs QPR Head-to-Head
Last Three Results:
15 December 2018- QPR 2 Boro 1- League Championship
20 January 2018- QPR 0 Boro 3- League Championship
16 September 2017- Boro 3 QPR 2- League Championship
Full Head-to-Head Record:
Boro Wins: 17
QPR Wins: 18
Middlesbrough vs QPR Match Stats
- Boro have won four of their last five meetings
- QPR won on two of their last four visits to Teeside
- The last four head-to-heads have gone over 2.5 goals
Middlesbrough vs QPR Match Preview
Middlesbrough won 1-0 at Blackburn last time out which was a boost to their promotion hopes. They are in fifth place which is seven points behind Sheffield United third who have a game in hand while they are just above Bristol City in sixth and three over Derby in seventh spot.
At the Riversde, the Teesiders have won just one of their last six with three of these finishing all-square. None of their last five and just one of their last 14 at their own place have gone over 2.5 goals.
QPR went down to a sixth successive league defeat in midweek losing 3-2 at home to West Brom conceding a 94th minute winner. The London outfit slumped to 18th but with 39 points amassed should have too much for a relegation battle.
Away from Loftus Road, the Rs are winless in four losing each of their last three and winning just one of their last nine. They have at least netted once though in seven of their last eight on the road.
Middlesbrough are strong favourites to win this game but with just one win from their last six they cannot be backed at such short odds. Nor though can we take them on with a QPR team who have lost six straight in the league and exited the FA Cup last weekend.
I prefer a couple of player bets and backing someone to get among the goals. The first of which is Lewis Wing who played on the wide of a three at Blackburn last weekend. Setting up in a similar formation will allow him to cut inside as the full-backs attack and he has the pace and directness to cause issues for a leaking QPR defence. I also like Mo Besic who was given licence to get forward as Jon Obi Mikel sat in the middle and dictated the pace and broke up possession.
MORE: Find predictions for more English second tier matches on our Championship tips page. You can also see our tipsters Over 2.5 goals tips, and see which games we’re backing the goals in on this treble on today’s fixtures.