Ian Holloway predicts QPR v Birmingham, suggests Matt Phillips will be the matchwinner

Ian Holloway

The pundit has been previewing Queens Park Rangers' clash with Birmingham.

Former QPR boss Ian Holloway is excited about the chance to win £1 million with Sky's Super Six this weekend - and is backing an R's win to help him do so, according to his regular predictions column for Sky Sports.

Indeed, QPR host Birmingham City and their former coach can't look past them for a win.

And the pundit also believes Matt Phillips could prove a matchwinner for the west London side against Gary Rowett's Birmingham.

Holloway told Sky Sports: "Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has only lost three of his 15 games in charge of QPR, although a fair few of them have been draws.

"Matt Phillips has been in good form of late. I know he loves playing for the club and he has the magic in his boots to win this one for the Super Hoops."

After Hasselbaink's first home win of the season as QPR boss, the R's were thrashed at home by Fulham.

But they have responded to that debacle with two draws, the second of which was a pleasing point at Sheffield Wednesday.

Before that, QPR almost lost to relegation-threatened Bolton - but it was Phillips who netted a late equaliser for the R's.

Birmingham, meanwhile, have an identical record over the last four games - two draws, one win and one loss.

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