Match date: 20 Nov 2015
| Sport: Football
| Competition: England Other Football
| Stake: 8/10
| Pick: 1
| Match result:
1-0 - Won
Middlesbrough series of four consecutive victories, including one in Capital One Cup against Manchester United after penalties, was interrupted in previous round by Hull City. Middlesbrough will now host QPR in first match of 17th round in English Championship. Middlesbrough are currently at decent 4th position, they are in good form and for sure will give their best in this match to get back on the track and continue with good results. Previous season Middlesbrough ended at 4th position and they were playing in play offs for promotion but in final round were defeated by Norwich and failed to return into Premier league after six years. They will for sure try now to achieve good results and if continue to play like so far maybe can reach one one of firs two positions and win direct promotion. Middlesborugh is playing great attacking football, so far they scored 24 goals while their defense also did a good job and conceded 12. Middlesbrough must try to exploit advantage of home field and not very good shape of the opponent and win all three points here.
QPR on the other side after very bad results in previous campaign and relegation from Premier league didn't impressed with performances in this season, and currently are at 13 place at the table with 20 points for 14 rounds. QPR must improve their defensive skills since they conceded 24 goals so far. They are coming to this match after goalless draw in previous round against Preston at home while before that suffered two narrow defeats. Last time they met with Middlesbrough two seasons ago and won in both matches but they were in much better shape and it will be very hard now to repeat that result. They show outstanding performances in this match to avoid defeat. QPR also were eliminated from Capital One Cup in 1/32 finals by Carlisle from English League Two. QPR must improve their performances if they want to reach upper part of the table but they now have a very hard task to achieve positive outcome in this match on the road.
Middlesbrough had a great start of this season, they are in good shape and for sure will give their best to get back on the track after that defeat in previous round against Hull City, while QPR must try to find consistency in their game and improve their form but for this match I expect home victory.