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Nic Ladds 15th Feb 2010 - 16:48

Championship Opta Facts - 16-18 February

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Championship Opta Facts

Blackpool v Middlesbrough

  • None of the last five league meetings between Blackpool and Middlesbrough have ended as home wins, with the last three ending in victory for the side playing away.
  • The side playing at home has scored just one goal in total over the course of the last five league clashes between the sides.
  • Blackpool have not won in five Championship games, failing to score in their last two.
  • Middlesbrough are unbeaten in six in the league, conceded just four goals in the process.

Bristol City v Leicester

  • Just one of the last six encounters between the Robins and the Foxes has ended in a win for the team playing at home.
  • The 3-1 win at the Walkers Stadium ended a run of seven games without a win against Leicester for Bristol City.
  • Bristol City have won just once in their last 10 Championship fixtures.
  • The Foxes have conceded only six goals in their last nine league matches.

Cardiff v West Bromwich Albion

  • Cardiff are unbeaten in their last four meetings with the Baggies (all competitions).
  • However the Bluebirds are without a win in six at home to West Brom, losing twice (all league).
  • The Bluebirds have lost only one of their last seven league matches.
  • West Brom have won four successive league games, keeping a clean sheet in each of their last two.

Derby v Preston

  • Six of the last eight league meetings (inc. Play-offs) between Derby and Preston have ended in a draw.
  • The Rams are unbeaten in six league matches at home to Preston.
  • Only one of Derby's 15 home games in the Championship has ended in a draw this term.
  • Preston have lost five of their last six league games away from Deepdale.

Nottingham Forest v Sheffield United

  • The last three meetings between Forest and United have produced a total of just one goal.
  • Nottingham Forest have won none of their last three games at home to the Blades (all competitions), losing twice.
  • Nottingham Forest have averaged 3.3 goals a game in their last seven league matches at the City Ground.
  • Sheffield United have not won in five attempts away from home, losing all of their last four.

Peterborough v Ipswich

  • This is only the second league meeting between the two sides following the goalless draw at Portman Road earlier this season.
  • However, in all competitions, Ipswich have only managed one win from six meetings with the Posh.
  • The Posh have found the net only twice in their last seven league outings.
  • Ipswich have suffered only one defeat in seven league games.

Plymouth v Swansea

  • Swansea have won the last three clashes with Plymouth, each by a score of 1-0.
  • In fact, six of the last seven meetings between the sides have ended 1-0 (four Swansea wins, two to Plymouth).
  • None of Plymouth's last 15 league meetings have ended in a draw.
  • Swansea have kept a clean sheet in seven of their last 11 league games, conceding exactly one goal in their other four during this period.

QPR v Watford

  • The Hoops have won just one of the last seven matches against Watford.
  • The Hornets are unbeaten in their last three trips to Loftus Road.
  • After 265 career competitive appearances (all with Watford) Lloyd Doyley scored his first ever goal against Rangers earlier this season.
  • Watford have not won any of their last nine league games away from home.
  • QPR have lost five league games in a row.

Scunthorpe v Barnsley

  • Scunthorpe have won three of their last four home meetings with Barnsley (all competitions), drawing the other.
  • Paul Hayes has scored in both matches between the Iron and the Tykes this season (one league, one FA Cup).
  • Scunthorpe have lost their last three league games in succession, conceding nine goals in the process.
  • Barnsley have lost three of their last four league matches away from home.

Sheffield Wednesday v Doncaster Rovers

  • The last three meetings between the two teams have ended as 1-0 wins to the side playing at home.
  • The last eight clashes between Rovers and Wednesday have seen the winning side keep a clean sheet.
  • The Owls have won three in a row at home, scoring exactly two goals on all three occasions.
  • Doncaster Rovers have scored just four goals in their last five league games.

Crystal Palace v Reading

  • The last three meetings between Palace and Reading at Selhurst Park have ended in a draw.
  • The Eagles have won just one of their last nine games at home to Reading.
  • Palace have conceded just four goals in their last six league matches.
  • Reading have won their last three league games in a row, the first time this has occurred this term.

Newcastle v Coventry

  • Newcastle have won their last six meetings with Coventry.
  • Since the formation of the Premier League, the Magpies have only twice failed to score against Coventry in 20 meetings in all competitions, drawing both of these 0-0.
  • Shola Ameobi has scored in all three of his appearances against Coventry, the first of which was in the Premier League in January 2001: his first-ever goal in England.
  • There have only been six goals scored in the last five league games involving Coventry City.
  • The Magpies have only won twice in their last eight matches in the Championship.

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