Birmingham City started the season in good form and with American investment and the visit of legendary NFL player Tom Brady also investing in the Club, the players on the pitch have shown improvement.
Wins over Leeds, Bristol City and Plymouth gave the fans huge confidence and then a home draw against a tough Millwall side was followed up by a weekend defeat on the road at Watford.
Scott Hogan and Jay Stansfield have impressed this season so far and with strong centre midfielder Bielik also imposing himself well, Birmingham are set for a good season in the EFL Championship.
Coach John Eustace has done a solid job and continues to impose himself in the hot seat but knows the pressure will be on to push his side towards the play-offs this season. It will be tough to deliver this huge ambition, but with a good home record, Birmingham can improve on last season and challenge when it comes to the business end of the season.
A strong home crowd is a huge benefit for Birmingham and the fans are right behind the side as they have shown signs of growing into a team who will challenge in this division and after an indifferent few years, there is light at the end of the tunnel and expect Birmingham to come out the blocks on Friday night and cause QPR problems.
QPR, like Birmingham saw a player red carded on Saturday which didn’t help their chances of victory at all.
QPR went 1-0 up against Sunderland last weekend with a goal from Paal, however a red card to Colback set them back massively as they were going to have to play 70mins with 10 men.
Sunderland duly capitalised on this and Tony Mowbray’s young and energetic side were too strong from 10 man QPR and won 3-1 with an impressive style of attacking play and dominating the ball well and even with 10 men behind the ball, Sunderland were able to cut QPR open.
Gareth Ainsworth’s side have struggled to impose themselves this season and with Chair and Dozell behind Armstrong, they do have dangers to defences, but they need to gel quickly otherwise they will find it tough to get results in this division.
QPR had a good 2-0 win away at Middlesbrough last time out but defeats against Sunderland, Southampton and Ipswich have seen them secure only 6 points from 6 games.
|Birmingham City to win||4/5 Bet365|
|QPR to win||10/3 Bet365|
|Birmingham City to win and both teams to score||7/2 Bet365|
Both Birmingham and QPR will look to bounce back from defeats last weekend, with both sides having a man sent off so this didn’t help their cause.
Birmingham will be eager to maintain their top 6 status with a win over QPR and under the lights, they can look to maintain their positive home record and secure all three points.
Therefore, our Punters.pub bet of the day is Birmingham City to win and both teams to score at 7/2 with Bet365.