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Nic Ladds 3rd Nov 2011 - 17:55

Championship Opta Facts - 5th & 6th November

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Championship Opta Facts - November 5-6

Blackpool v Millwall
None of the last four meetings between Blackpool and Millwall have been won by the home team, with the last home win in this fixture coming back in April 1999 (1-0 to Millwall).
The Lions have won their last three trips to Bloomfield Road, and haven't lost there since October 1997.
Millwall have won their last three league games, currently the longest run of its kind in the second tier.
No team has scored more goals in the closing 15 minutes than Blackpool this season (nine).
Jonjo Shelvey has scored four goals in his last two games for the Tangerines.
Darius Henderson has scored six goals in his last three games for Millwall.

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Bristol City v Burnley
The away team has failed to find the net in six of the last nine clashes between the Robins and the Clarets, including each of the last three.
Burnley have only won one of their last six trips to Ashton Gate; a 2-1 win in December 2008.
The Robins are the only second tier side without a home win this campaign, and have lost their last three at Ashton Gate.
Ross Wallace has scored in his last three league games for Burnley.
City have conceded more second half goals than any other second tier team this season (19).
Burnley have alternated between defeat and victory in their last six away league games, for this to continue they must lose this game.

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Cardiff v Crystal Palace
Cardiff are unbeaten in six league meetings with Palace in Wales, though the last two have ended in draws.
There was only one goal netted in the two meetings between the Bluebirds and the Eagles last term combined.
Palace, who struggled on the road last season, have won their last three away league games.
The Eagles have kept four consecutive clean sheets.
Only two sides have lost more points from winning positions than Cardiff this season.
Cardiff have found the net in all but one of their 15 league games this season.

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Coventry v Southampton
None of the last nine meetings between Coventry and Southampton have been won by the away team, with six of them ending in draws (five 1-1s, one 0-0).
Southampton have netted exactly one goal in each of their last six trips to the home of Coventry, but have only won once (three draws, two defeats).
Southampton have found the net in all 15 league games this term.
The Saints have scored more goals in the opening 15 minutes (seven) than any other team in the league this season.
No team has lost more points from winning positions than Coventry this season (12).
The Sky Blues have only won one of their last nine league games.

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Hull v West Ham
None of the last six meetings between West Ham and Hull have been won by the away team, with the home team winning four and two ending in draws.
Each of the last two league meetings between the sides (in the Premier League) saw the Hull City reduced to 10 men.
Only Middlesbrough (16) have won more points on their travels than the Hammers in the Championship this season (14).
James Chester is the only player to have scored more than one own goal in the Championship this season (two).
The Tigers have won their last four home league games.
West Ham have conceded a league-low three first half goals this term.

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Ipswich v Doncaster
There were 11 goals netted in total in the two meetings between Ipswich and Doncaster last season.
Doncaster striker Billy Sharp netted a brace in last season's meeting at Portman Road, but Ipswich still ran out 3-2 winners.
Doncaster have scored exactly one goal in each of their last four league games, but have only netted more than once on one occasion all season.
A defeat at home to Crystal Palace last time out (0-1) ended a run of four straight home wins for Ipswich.
Rovers have only taken one point from the 12 available.
Dean Saunders' side have only kept one clean sheet all season.

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Peterborough v Derby
Derby have won three and lost none of their last four league meetings with the Posh.
Peterborough were reduced to nine men in their last meeting with the Rams at London Road, a game the Posh lost 0-3.
Peterborough are the only second tier side to have lost their last three league games.
The Posh have conceded more first half goals (15) than any other Championship team this term.
London Road has seen more goals than any other ground in the Championship this season (30).
Derby have only won one of their last seven league games.

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Portsmouth v Nott'm Forest
Both meetings between Portsmouth and Forest last season ended 2-1 to the home team.
None of the last 15 meetings between Pompey and Forest have ended in draws.
Portsmouth have conceded a higher proportion of their goals in the first half than any other second tier team (61%).
None of Portsmouth's last nine league games have ended in draws, with the South Coast side winning three and losing six.
Meanwhile, none of Forest's last 11 league games have ended in draws (four wins, seven defeats).
Forest have only conceded three goals in their last five league games combined.

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Middlesbrough v Watford
The away side has netted exactly one goal in six of the last seven meetings between Boro and Watford, but has only won one of them.
Watford defender Adrian Mariappa scored an own goal and was sent off over the course of the two games against Middlesbrough last season.
Middlesbrough are one of three teams unbeaten at home in the Championship this season, but 14 teams have more home points than Boro.
The Teesiders have conceded a joint-low six second half goals this season.
Watford have lost their last three away league games, conceding nine goals in total.
The Hornets have only kept one clean sheet in their last nine league games, but that was in their last game (a 1-0 win over Watford).

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Brighton v Barnsley
Brighton have won four of their last five meetings with the Tykes, but lost the other.
The last two league clashes between Brighton and Barnsley ended 1-0 to the home team.
Brighton have taken fewer points from their last six games (three) than any other team in the Championship.
The Seagulls are now without a victory in nine league games, if they fail to beat Barnsley they will equal the longest winless run in the Championship this season (10, set by Bristol City and Millwall)
The Amex has seen a joint-high eight goals in the closing 15 minutes this term.
Barnsley are without a win in five league games on the road, drawing three and losing two.

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Leicester v Leeds
Steve Howard netted two goals in three appearances in all competitions against Leeds last season.
The Foxes are now unbeaten in eight meetings with Leeds, not losing to the Whites since December 2005.
Leeds are the top away scorers in the Championship this season with 12 goals.
Leicester have failed to score in four of their last eight league games, but have scored more than once in each of the other four.
The Foxes have also kept five clean sheets in their last nine league games, but have conceded more than one in three of the other four.
Leeds have only scored one goal in their last 270 minutes of league football.

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Reading v Birmingham
Both sides have scored in each of the last seven meetings between Reading and Birmingham - the Royals were the last team to keep a clean sheet in this fixture (winning 2-0 in January 1998).
Birmingham have only won two of their last eight meetings with Reading in all competitions, losing four and drawing two.
Reading's last three home league games have ended in draws.
Birmingham have kept four consecutive clean sheets.
The Blues are one of three teams (with Cardiff and Southampton) to have scored in every away game this term.
The Royals have only scored one first half goal all season, with 93% of their goals (a league-high) coming after the break.

 

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