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Andrew Tibot 6th May 2016 - 12:53

Championship Opta Facts - 7 May

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Blackburn Rovers v Reading

Blackburn have never lost at home to Reading in league competition, winning three (D4).

Three of the last six league meetings between the sides have ended goalless.

Rovers haven't won any of their previous four league games at Ewood Park (D1 L3), which is their joint longest run without a win on home soil this season.

Only Hull City (476) have faced fewer shots on goal than Reading (480) in the Championship this season.

Danny Graham has scored three goals in his last three league games for Blackburn - as many as in his previous 26 combined.

Reading midfielder Oliver Norwood is the only player in the Championship to have created more than 100 chances this season (105). Blackburn's Craig Conway is second on 97.


Cardiff City v Birmingham City

Cardiff have won four of their last five home league meetings with Birmingham (L1).

The Blues defeated the Bluebirds earlier this season at St Andrew's but haven't done the double over their opponents since the 1994/95 season.

Cardiff have lost just one of their last 18 league games on home soil (W10 D7).

Birmingham have won just one of their last 11 league games (D5 L5).

Only relegated Charlton (10) have made more errors leading to goals than Birmingham this season (9).

Clayton Donaldson is Birmingham's top goalscorer (11) and leading assister (7) this season.


Charlton Athletic v Burnley

Charlton's only win in their last 12 league games (D1 L10) against Burnley came in a 1-0 win in November 2012 courtesy of a Danny Haynes goal.

The Clarets are unbeaten in their last five league visits to the Valley, winning four (D1).

The Addicks have won just two of their last 14 league games at the Valley (D6 L6).

No Championship player has supplied more assists for his team than Johann Berg Gudmundsson (11) this season.

Burnley have been promoted to the Premier League for the third time; only Crystal Palace, Leicester, Sunderland and WBA (4) have done so more often.

Burnley will win the Championship if they can beat Charlton or if Middlesbrough and Brighton draw. If Burnley draw and Middlesbrough or Brighton win, the Clarets could still win the league on goal difference.

Burnley have made just 28 changes to their starting XI this season; fewer than any other Championship team.


Derby County v Ipswich Town

Derby have won 1-0 in their last two league games against the Tractor Boys, last winning three consecutively in November 1991.

Ipswich are unbeaten in their last seven trips to the iPro Stadium (W4 D3).

Derby have gone six games unbeaten, winning four and drawing two.

Ipswich Town have scored more headed goals than any other Championship team this season (16), while only Fulham (19) and Charlton (18) have conceded more in this fashion than the Tractor Boys (14).

Johnny Russell has been directly involved in seven of Derby's last 10 league goals (four goals, three assists).

Ipswich's last seven goals have all been scored by different players.


Fulham v Bolton Wanderers

Fulham are on a 14-game home league unbeaten run against the Trotters (W10 D4) last tasting defeat in November 1992.

Bolton have won just one of their last 13 league games against Fulham (D5 L7).

Ross McCormack has scored or assisted a larger share of his team's goals than any other Championship player this campaign (involved in 46% of Fulham's goals).

Bolton have won just 30 points this season; their lowest total since 1995/96 (29), when they were relegated from the Premier League.

Fulham have dropped the most points from leading positions this season, squandering 28 points in total.

The Cottagers have kept just three clean sheets this season; their joint-lowest total in their league history (also 3 in 1953/54).


Huddersfield Town v Brentford

Huddersfield are unbeaten in four home league games against Brentford, winning two (D2).

The Bees have won their last two league encounters with the Terriers, hitting four goals in each game (4-1 and 4-2).

There have been 31 goals scored in the last six league meetings between the sides, an average of 5.2 per game.

The Bees' last win at the John Smith's Stadium was in February 2007, a 2-0 win courtesy of goals from Charlie Ide and Jo Kuffour.

Huddersfield haven't lost their last game of the season since May 2010, when they lost 2-1 against Exeter. They are unbeaten in five since (W2 D3).

Brentford's Scott Hogan has the best minutes-per-goal ratio of any Championship player to have scored at least five goals this season (21 minutes).


Hull City v Rotherham United

There has been one goal in the last three league meetings between the sides at Hull, a 1-0 win in January 1999 courtesy of a Mark Bonner goal.

Rotherham have lost only one of their last 12 league games against the Tigers, winning eight (D3).

The Millers have failed to score in each of their last two league games, while a third without a goal would equal their previous longest dry spell of the season (three games in February).

18 different players have scored for both Hull and Rotherham this season; a joint-league-high.

Rotherham have used more players in this campaign than any other Championship side (38).

Hull are winless in each of their last 11 games on the final day of the season (D4 L7).


Middlesbrough v Brighton & Hove Albion

Boro have won three of their last four league encounters with the Seagulls (D1).

Brighton haven't conceded a goal in any of their last three trips to the Riverside, winning two (D1).

Middlesbrough will be promoted to the Premier League for the fourth time if they avoid defeat against Brighton. The Seagulls need to win to assure automatic promotion.

Brighton have gone 13 games unbeaten, winning nine and drawing four.

Boro have kept more clean sheets in league competition than any other team in the top four tiers this season (22).

Tomer Hemed's 17 goals have won Brighton 16 points this season; only Andre Gray's goals (22 points won) have been more valuable.

Brighton have scored the first goal in more matches than any other team this season (28); with Chris Hughton's men avoiding defeat in all of those games (W21 D7).

Aitor Karanka's charges have won six and lost none of their last nine matches in league competition.


MK Dons v Nottingham Forest

The only previous meeting between the sides in Milton Keynes was in January 2006, a 1-0 win for MK Dons courtesy of a Izale McLeod winner.

Forest have won two of the three league encounters between the two, including a 2-1 win earlier this season.

Dean Lewington has made more tackles than any other player in the Championship this season (169).

Nottingham Forest have scored with just 9% of their shots this season; the lowest shot conversion rate in the division.

The Tricky Trees are the only side in the Championship yet to concede a goal from the penalty spot this season.

MK Dons have lost six and won none of their last 10 league games.


Preston North End v Leeds United

Preston faced Leeds on the last day of the 2005/06 season, winning 2-0 thanks to goals from Brian Stock and Brett Ormerod.

Leeds have won three of their last four league games against the Lilywhites, losing the other 6-4 in September 2010.

No side has used fewer players in the Championship team this season than Leeds (25).

Preston have seen just 13 players score for them this season; no side has seen fewer goalscorers this term.

Both teams have found the back of the net in nine of Leeds' last 10 games.

Preston are without a win in their last five at Deepdale, losing two and drawing three.


QPR v Bristol City

The Hoops are unbeaten in 11 home league games against Bristol City (W6 D5).

The Robins' only league win in their last nine against QPR came in August 2009, a 1-0 victory thanks to a goal from Nicky Maynard.

QPR captain Nedum Onuoha has played in every minute of this Championship campaign for the R's (4050 minutes).

Jonathan Kodjia has scored 19 league goals for Bristol City this season; the last Robins' player to hit 20 in a season was Sam Baldock in 2013/14 (24).

QPR have lost more points after scoring the first goal in games than any other Championship team this season (27).

Aden Flint has scored more goals than any other Championship defender this season (6). In fact since the start of last term, Flint has scored 20 league goals, seven more than any other defender in the top four tiers.


Wolverhampton Wanderers v Sheffield Wednesday

Wolves have lost just one of their last 12 home league games against the Owls, winning six (D5).

The Owls won this fixture 4-1 earlier this season at Hillsborough - they haven't done the double over Wolves since the 1932/33 season.

Should Wolves draw this game 0-0, they will become the first team in Football League history to draw five consecutive home games 0-0.

Sheffield Wednesday have drawn 15 league games 0-0 since the start of last season, the most in the top four tiers.

Sheffield Wednesday have won more points from behind than any other team in the league this season (17).

Lucas Joao has scored more goals as a substitute than any other player this season in the Championship (5).


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