QPR v Birmingham City preview: Where to watch, kick-off time & latest news

Blues are searching for their first Championship victory in three games

Birmingham City travel to Queens Park Rangers on Tuesday night looking to get back to winning ways after a rocky few weeks.

Lee Bowyer’s side had started the season in hugely impressive fashion but that form has tailed off over the last three games.

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QPR on the other hand are also in a bit of a slump. So with both sides looking to get back to winning ways, here’s all the latest that you need to know ahead of the game.

Scott Hogan (left) battles with North End’s Sepp van den BergScott Hogan (left) battles with North End’s Sepp van den Berg
Scott Hogan (left) battles with North End’s Sepp van den Berg

When is the game?

The game takes place on the evening of Tuesday 28th September. It has a scheduled kick-off time of 19:45 and is one of six Championship fixtures taking place on the night.

Where can I watch it?

For those not making the trip to west London, the game will be available for Sky Sports customers. It can either be accessed via the red button on the Sky Sports Football channel or using the Sky Go app. Middlesbrough vs Sheffield United is the featured game, so coverage of the Blues game will begin around five minutes prior to kick-off.

If you don’t own Sky Sports, you can purchase and watch the game via Birmingham City’s official BluesTV for a one off price of £10.

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Team news

Birmingham City fans will have to hold their breath and hope in regards to Ryan Woods. Lee Bowyer revealed that the Blues midfielder bruised his foot in the 0-0 draw with Preston and it will be a case of wait and see as to whether he can play in the capital.

Kristian Pedersen and Marc Roberts both missed Saturday’s draw with knocks but should both come back into contention.

From a QPR perspective, they will be without the duo of Lee Wallace and Sam Field however Stefan Johansen and Jordy De Wijs who both came off with knocks on Saturday, should be good to go.

Form guide

Queens Park Rangers: WDLLL

Birmingham City: DWLLD

It’s safe to say that neither side go into the contest in sparkling form.

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Blues have picked up five points out of a possible 15 in the league over the course of the last five whereas the home side have picked up just four in that same span.

Bowyer’s men did stop the rot with a 0-0 draw on Saturday whereas the Hoops were defeated by Birmingham’s cross-city rivals, West Brom.

Head-to-head record

The last 10 meetings between the sides sways far more favorably towards QPR, which is unsurprising considering the Blues recent years in the Championship.

Birmingham have two wins to QPR’s four with four draws, also.

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With that said, one of those two wins for Bowyer’s side did come on the last occasion that the two met.

Late goals from Pedersen and Alen Halilovic back in February of this year were enough to hand them all three points on that day.

Betting odds

Queens Park Rangers: 1/1

Draw: 5/2

Birmingham City: 13/5

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