QPR started the season with an impressive run of six league matches without defeat, but their fortunes have since changed for the worse.
They enter the fixture on Tuesday on the back of a three-game losing streak, after falling to three successive 2-1 defeats.
The most recent of those losses came on Friday when they travelled to The Hawthorns and the encounter started positively for The R’s as Andre Gray scored the opener, but two goals from Karlan Ahearne-Grant in the final 15 minutes gave West Bromwich Albion all three points.
If Mark Warburton’s side are to get the win on Tuesday then they will need to continue their impressive goalscoring run that has seen QPR score in every league game this season, with The R’s netting on 17 occasions this term – only Fulham have scored more in the Championship.
QPR have only lost one league game at home this season and they will look to make the most of the home advantage when they welcome Birmingham to the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium.
Birmingham had a similar start to QPR, as the Blues only suffered one defeat in their first six league games, but they are now winless in their previous three fixtures.
On Saturday they drew 0-0 with Preston North End and that clean sheet was much needed after Birmingham conceded seven goals in the two games beforehand, when they lost 4-1 to Fulham and 3-0 to Peterborough United.
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Lee Bowyer will be hopeful that the goalless draw at the weekend will restore some confidence to a shaky backline, especially as the defence has been one of the factors in Bowyer’s success since becoming Birmingham manager with the Blues keeping nine clean sheets in 19 league games under the ex-Charlton boss.
Birmingham have also been successful away from home as they have only suffered one defeat on the road this season, which will give the visitors confidence ahead of Tuesday’s fixture.
Additionally, the Blues will be buoyed by the fact they have only lost once away at QPR in their last five visits