The domestic action is back after the international break and we’re all set for an absolute belter as promotion hopefuls Middlesbrough take on QPR at Loftus Road (KO 19:45).
There’s plenty to play for with automatic promotion and playoff positions to fight for, so now is a great time to take advantage with Bet365, who report they have a live feed of the match tonight.
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QPR and Middlesbrough will hope they won’t be the brunt of the jokes when face each other at Loftus Road tonight.
The Championship returns following the International break with a big name game as Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s side welcome Aitor Karanka promotion chasing team to Loftus Road.
Both sides will be refreshed and ready to go following the mid-March break. The Hoops are finally finding their feet under the Dutchman, winning two and drawing one of their three games prior to the break.
The club sit 11th in the table, out of contention for the play-off places and facing up to the reality of another season in the Championship. Last time out they drew 1-1 away to Preston North End, Eoin Doyle scoring a late equaliser for the home side to prevent a third straight win for QPR.
In all QPR have lost just one of their last 7 games, and just two of their last 13, their best run under Hasselbaink.
Sebastian Polter, with two games in his last two outings, has been a key man for QPR, as too has Tjarron Cherry and Junior Hoilett.
QPR have scored five goals and conceded none in their last two home meetings with Middlesbrough. The Londoners have won four of the last five meetings.
Karanka will hope his side can emulate the Middlesbrough side of 2009. On that occasion the club won 5-1 at Loftus Road and a similar result on Friday would move the club back into the automatic promotion places.
‘Boro beat faltering Hull last time out 1-0. The win, secured thanks to a 90th minute goal from Dave Nugent, was just their third in their last six games and ended a run of two successive defeats.
Despite their mixed form of late, Boro are just five points off leaders Burnley and one point behind second place Brighton, so three points tonight would make a massive difference to their automatic promotion push.
Hasselbaink has finally got his Rangers side playing some good football, and Loftus Road is once again becoming something of a fortress.
With a playoff place still within reach, QPR have now lost only one of their last seven, so the 12/5 on the home win screams of a certain amount of value considering the side has won their last three at home whilst Middlesbrough have struggled away from the Riverside over the last few months.
Whatever the result, we’re surely in for a treat with two quality sides with genuine Premier League ambitions.
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