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Jon Riley 15th Apr 2010 - 15:29

Championship Opta Facts - April 17 - 19

Statistics and facts to help your football betting are available every week at William Hill courtesy of Opta Sportsdata, Europe's leading provider of sports performance statistics.


Blackpool v Nottingham Forest

  • Three of the last four matches between the two clubs have ended in a draw.
  • Blackpool have won just one of their last seven home matches against Forest.
  • The Seasiders have won 16 of a possible 18 points from their last six home games in the Championship.
  • Nottingham Forest have picked up just one point in their last eight league games away from home.

Coventry v Preston

  • Preston are unbeaten in their last four meetings with Coventry City, winning three and drawing once.
  • Clinton Morrison has scored in both of his last two appearances against Preston.
  • Coventry have won just two of a possible 21 points from their last seven league outings.
  • Preston have only been able to win one point in their last seven away games in the Championship.

Derby v Crystal Palace

  • The away side have failed to score on five of the last seven occasions that these two teams have met.
  • Crystal Palace have enjoyed a run of four successive victories against Derby County.
  • The Eagles have lost only once in their last seven games away from Selhurst Park in the league.
  • Derby have kept a clean sheet in three of their last four league matches.

Ipswich v Doncaster

  • Doncaster Rovers are unbeaten in five matches against Ipswich Town.
  • The previous three meetings between these two at Ipswich have averaged four goals a game.
  • Roy Keane's side have won four of their last five home matches in the Championship.
  • Doncaster have lost three league games in succession.

Leicester v Watford

  • The last four meetings between these two sides have produced 16 goals, an average of four a game.
  • Watford have won just one of their last eight away trips to Leicester City.
  • Leicester have only been defeated once in their last 11 league matches at the Walkers Stadium.
  • Watford are unbeaten in their last three league matches, the first time that they have managed this feat since October 2009.

QPR v Cardiff

  • Cardiff have failed to score in any of their previous three matches against QPR.
  • Four of the last five meetings between QPR and Cardiff at Loftus Road have ended 1-0 in the home sides' favour.
  • The Hoops have drawn their last three consecutive home games 1-1.
  • Cardiff have drawn their last two league matches 0-0, this after previously going the rest of the season without a goalless draw in the Championship.

Reading v Peterborough

  • Reading are one of just six teams to have suffered a defeat against Peterborough United this season.
  • The Posh have found the net in each of their last six meetings with Reading.
  • Gary Johnson's side have only been able to pick up one point from their last seven league matches.
  • Reading have won just one of their last five league matches.

Scunthorpe v Bristol City

  • Bristol City have been defeated in just one of their last 10 meetings with the Iron.
  • In fact, Scunthorpe have won just five of their previous 19 matches against the Robins.
  • Nigel Adkins' side have lost three league games in a row, conceding 10 goals in the process.
  • Bristol City are unbeaten in six league games, winning three of their last four Championship games 1-0.

Swansea v Barnsley

  • Four of the last five meetings between Swansea and Barnsley have ended in a draw.
  • Barnsley last enjoyed a win at Swansea City in August 1974; a run of seven trips without success.
  • Swansea have failed to find the net in three of their last four league matches at home.
  • The Tykes have not won in seven league games, failing to score in five of these games and drawing 0-0 in three of them.

West Brom v Middlesbrough

  • West Brom have won their last three meetings with Middlesbrough, scoring nine times in the process.
  • Middlesbrough have failed to find the net in 316 consecutive league minutes against the Baggies.
  • West Brom have won eight successive games at the Hawthorns in the Championship.
  • Middlesbrough are unbeaten in eight league matches, but have drawn five of these games.

Sheffield Wednesday v Sheffield United

  • Sheffield United have found the net in just one of their last five away games against the Owls.
  • Sheffield Wednesday have failed to score in just one of their last nine derbies against the Blades.
  • Marcus Tudgay has scored in both of his last two derby appearances against Sheffield United.
  • Sheffield United have not won any of their last 11 away games in the league, drawing just three times in this period.
  • The Owls have won just two points and scored just two goals in their last four league outings.

Plymouth v Newcastle

  • Plymouth have kept a clean sheet in their last two home matches against the Magpies.
  • Peter Lovenkrands scored a hat-trick against Plymouth in the two sides' FA Cup meeting earlier this year.
  • Paul Mariner's side have lost and failed to score in their last three consecutive home games in the Championship.
  • Newcastle have won six successive league games.

 

 

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