West Bromwich Albion vs QPREnglish Championship, KO: 19:30 Jul 22, 2020, The Hawthorns
WEST BROM'S task is simple in their final Championship game of the season – beat QPR and promotion is guaranteed.
Even a draw or defeat may be enough, depending on how Brentford – currently a point behind in third — get on at against Barnsley, but the Baggies will want to leave nothing to chance.
Their fate remains in their own hands but Slaven Bilic's side could have been home and dry at the weekend had they beaten Huddersfield instead of slumping to a 2-1 defeat.
The Baggies are staggering towards the finishing line, having gone three games without a win and racking up just three victories from their last 10 outings.
What once looked a formality has now become a nerve-ridden attempt to end their two-year stay in the second tier.
Top scorer Charlie Austin was only fit enough for the bench against Huddersfield, but should return to the lead line here.
While the stakes are high for the hosts, QPR travel north with nothing other than pride to play for.
Mark Warburton's side's play-off hopes have long since evaporated but, fresh from a thrilling 4-3 weekend win over Millwall, they will look to sign off with a win and make life uncomfortable for the Baggies.
How do the bookies view it?
Despite West Brom's stuttering form, they are big favourites at 1-4 with bet365 to get the victory that will send them back to the big time.
The nervy nature of West Brom's assignment means they are unlikely to blow the visitors away.
The Baggies are undefeated in 26 of 29 at the Hawthorns, but aren't exactly in free-scoring form, failing to muster a goal in three of their last five home games.
So while I expect them to go up, it could be only once they've survived a sweat. With QPR having drawn a blank in five of their last eight away outings, go for a West Brom win and under 3.5 goals at 5-4 with Skybet.
And at a more speculative price of 17-5 with Unibet, I'm willing to risk a small wager on West Brom to win after the game being deadlocked at half-time.
This English Championship match between West Bromwich Albion and QPR will be played on Jul 22, 2020 and kick off at 19:30. Check below for our tipsters best West Bromwich Albion vs QPR prediction.