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QPR vs Middlesbrough

With the game scheduled for 15th December 2018, these two teams are set to go head to head in the Championship. Their previous meeting ended with a win for Middlesbrough as they won 3-2, on Sep16th 2017.

Both teams have met each other six times within the previous three seasons. Out of the six meetings, Middlesbrough have won four games while Queens Park Rangers have won two. There are no matches that have ended in a draw, except for one back in 1995 that ended at 1-1.

QPR tend to take long shots and have a more aggressive playing style, while Middlesbrough attack through the middle, attempts many crosses and take many shots.

QPR tend to be in good form while they play at home, and Middlesbroughtend to perform very well in away games.

All the matches before this have an average goal count of 3.33, and BTTS has occurred at least 50%. Middlesbrough have an average winning rate of 67% while QPR stands at 33%.

Inthe 2017-2018 season of the Championship, Queens Park Rangers have anaverage of 1.6 goals for every game played at home so far, while Middlesbrough have an average of 1.7 points for every away game.

Interms of goals conceded, Middlesbrough has conceded less by a ratioof 0.70, while QPR has an average of 1.20. However, for the goalsscored, it is the opposite – PR have a better average of goalscoring, standing at a ratio of 1.40, while for Middlesbrough, itstands at 1.20. Clean sheets maintenance is better for Middlesbroughas well, as they have about 33% clean sheets while Queens Park Rangers have 17%.

QPR – Middlesbrough TIP: BOTH TEAM TO SCORE

ForQPR, their top scorers include Luke Freeman with five goals, Pawel Wszolek and Nakhi Wells with four goals each, and Tomer Hemed and Eberechi Eze with three goals each. For Middlesbrough, it is BrittAssombaloga with six goals, Jordan Hugill with four, Ashley Fletcher,Martin Braithwaite and Marcus Tavernier with three each, and, StewartDowning and Muhamed Besic with two each.

Injuries that might impact the game on QPR’s side include Paul Smyth (thigh), Jordan Cousins (hamstring) and Alex Baptiste (back), while a long term absentee is Jamie Mackie, who has undergone back surgery. On the other hand, Middlesbrough have no suspensions or injuries, although doubts remain over Fabio, who the club is likely to let go after he requested to move back to Brazil.

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