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            QPR vs. Middlesbrough Prediction, Tips & Stats

            In the fiercely competitive landscape of the EFL Championship, the upcoming clash between Queens Park Rangers (QPR) and Middlesbrough represents more than just a regular matchday fixture; it encapsulates the essence of a season filled with ups and downs for both clubs. As they prepare to face off this Saturday, the stakes couldn't be higher for QPR, who find themselves embroiled in a relegation battle for the second consecutive season, while Middlesbrough look to salvage a season marked by inconsistency.

            QPR, currently positioned 19th in the Championship with 39 points, sits perilously close to the relegation zone, just one point clear of the drop. The spectre of relegation has loomed large over the Loftus Road outfit for much of the season, casting a shadow over their campaign. However, a recent resurgence in form has offered a glimmer of hope. The team, under the guidance of Martí Cifuentes, has embarked on an impressive run, winning three and drawing one of their last four matches, including a 2-1 win away at league leaders Leicester City. This upturn in fortunes was highlighted in their most recent outing, a 2-2 draw against a formidable West Bromwich Albion side. Sam Field's brace was crucial in securing a point for QPR in a match where they appeared to be the better side, only to be thwarted by contentious refereeing decisions. This performance, against a team likely to finish in the top six, underscores QPR's potential to steer clear of relegation trouble.

            At the heart of QPR's recent revival has been the mercurial talent of attacking midfielder Ilias Chair. The Moroccan has consistently been a bright spark in an otherwise tumultuous season, with his creativity and flair making him a pivotal figure in QPR's fight for survival.

            Conversely, Middlesbrough's season has been a rollercoaster of emotions, characterised by an inability to maintain consistent form. Positioned 12th in the league with 47 points, Boro have experienced a campaign filled with highs and lows. Their recent form mirrors this inconsistency, having won two and lost three of their last five matches. Despite this, a morale-boosting 3-1 victory over Norwich City in their last match, featuring goals from Marcus Forss, Emmanuel Latte Lath, and Lukas Engel, provided a snapshot of what Middlesbrough are capable of, especially against a ten-man Norwich after Borja Sainz's dismissal.

            Under the stewardship of Michael Carrick, Middlesbrough have had to navigate a season marred by injuries. Nonetheless, Carrick has retained the support of the fanbase, who appreciate his methods and vision for the team, even as they seem destined for a mid-table finish. The away form has been a silver lining for Boro, with three wins and two losses in their last five road games, suggesting they can pose a significant challenge to QPR come Saturday.

            Lukas Engel, in particular, has emerged as a key performer for Middlesbrough in recent weeks. The left-back's contributions have not gone unnoticed, offering stability and thrust on the flank, embodying the fight and spirit Carrick demands from his squad.

            The reverse fixture earlier in the season saw QPR secure a comfortable 2-0 victory over Middlesbrough, a result that will no doubt be in the minds of both sets of players and fans as they prepare for the rematch. For QPR, a repeat of that performance would significantly bolster their survival hopes, while Middlesbrough will be keen on avenging that defeat and ending their season on a high note.

            For our QPR vs. Middlesbrough prediction, we're going for a 1-1 draw.

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            QPR Team News

            QPR have a pretty clean bill of health heading into this game with Rayan Kolli the team's only injury absentee.

            A host of changes aren't likely after a good performance in midweek, but Joe Hodge and Chris Willock will both be hoping for a spot in the starting XI for the Rs.

            Middlesbrough Team News

            Michael Carrick confirmed this week that start midfielder Hayden Hackney will be out until after the international break at the earliest, and he's joined by Isaiah Jones, Josh Coburn, Jonathan Howson and Alex Bangura on the treatment table, while Dael Fry is a doubt.

            Carrick could show loyalty to the side that began the win over Norwich in midweek and name the same starting lineup for this one.

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