Championship Opta Facts - 20 - 21 February
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Championship Opta Facts
Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st February 2010
Blackpool v Reading
Reading are unbeaten in seven meetings with Blackpool, winning five.
The Seasiders have won just one of the last nine games when they have hosted the Royals.
Grzegorz Rasiak has scored in his last two matches against Blackpool.
A 2-0 victory over Middlesbrough in their last match ended a run of five games without a win for the Tangerines in the Championship.
Reading have now won four in a row in the league, winning two at home and two away.
Cardiff v Barnsley
Barnsley won their meeting at Oakwell earlier this season 1-0, ending a run of eight matches without a win against the Bluebirds.
Cardiff have won four of their last five matches at home to the Tykes, drawing the other.
The Bluebirds have suffered only one defeat in their last eight league matches.
Barnsley have lost their last three league matches.
Crystal Palace v Coventry
Palace are unbeaten in 11 matches against Coventry.
However the Eagles' last three wins in this fixture have come at Coventry.
Coventry have scored exactly one goal in each of their last five league matches.
Palace have kept a clean sheet in just one of their last five league outings.
Derby v Swansea
The Swans' 1-0 win over Derby earlier this season ended a run of nine matches without a win against the Rams.
Derby have scored a total of 10 goals over their last three games at home to Swansea.
The Rams have won their last three home games, bagging nine goals in the process.
Rob Hulse has scored in each of his last three appearances at Pride Park, scoring four goals in total.
The Swans have conceded only one goal in their last five league matches at Liberty Stadium.
Newcastle v Preston
Newcastle have won their last four matches against the Lilywhites.
Preston have failed to score in their last three matches at St James' Park.
The Lilywhites have lost six of their last seven matches on the road in the Championship.
Newcastle have managed 13 goals in their last four league games at home.
Nottingham Forest v Middlesbrough
‘Boro have won just one of their last 30 games against Nottingham Forest.
However, this win did come in Middlesbrough's last league match at the City Ground (March 1999).
Forest are on a run of eight straight wins at home in the Championship.
Boro can boast just one win from their last six league matches on the road.
Forest's last three matches have produced a total of just three goals.
Peterborough v Sheffield United
Sheffield United have won five of their six meetings with Peterborough, drawing the other.
The Posh have never scored against the Blades in the league (three matches).
The Blades have only dropped two points in games in which they have taken the league this season, the best record in the Championship.
Peterborough have won their last two league matches at London Road.
United are on a run of five straight defeats away from home in the Championship.
Plymouth v Leicester
The last three meetings between Plymouth and Leicester have produced only two goals in total.
The Foxes have failed to score on their last four visits to Home Park.
The Pilgrims are unbeaten in nine matches at home to Leicester.
Five of the last seven league games at Home Park have ended 1-0 (four Plymouth defeats, one win).
Lloyd Dyer has scored in his last two matches on the road in the Championship.
QPR v Doncaster
Six of the 12 meetings between QPR and Doncaster have ended in a 2-0 scoreline, including the last three.
The Hoops have won their last three matches at home to Doncaster, scoring 11 goals and conceding just one in the process.
QPR are on a run of five straight league defeats, scoring just once in this period.
Doncaster have kept three consecutive clean sheets in the league.
Rovers have dropped the most points from winning positions in the Championship this season (22) followed by QPR (20).
Scunthorpe v Watford
Watford have won five of their last six matches against the Iron.
In 10 games at home to Watford, Scunthorpe have never scored more than one goal.
The Iron have only failed to score in one of their last 12 league matches at Glanford Park.
The Hornets are without an away win in the league since October, a run of nine games.
Sheffield Wednesday vs Ipswich
The last three meetings between the Owls and Ipswich have ended in a draw.
Wednesday have won just one of their last five matches at home to Ipswich, losing three.
In their last 14 matches, the Owls have either scored twice and avoided defeat (five wins, one draw), or scored one or fewer and lost (eight times).
Luke Varney has scored three goals in his last four appearances with Wednesday.
Ipswich have kept just one clean sheet on the road this season.
Bristol City v West Bromwich Albion
The Baggies are unbeaten in five against Bristol City, winning three.
Robert Koren has scored on his last two league starts against the Robins.
City have scored just two goals in total in their six league matches.
West Brom have accrued 31 points on the road this season: seven more than any other side.
The Baggies have come from behind to claim 16 points this season, more than any other team in the Championship.