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Nic Ladds 13th Jan 2011 - 17:33

Championship Opta Facts - January 15th

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Championship Opta Facts - January 15th

 

Swansea City v Crystal Palace
Three of the last four league meetings between these sides have been won by the away team, with the other finishing as a draw.
Swansea striker Shefki Kuqi has scored in his last two appearances in this fixture, scoring for Palace in 2009 and for the Swans last season. The Finn also netted against the Eagles during his loan spell at Derby County earlier this season.
The Swans have only found the net more than once in one of their last nine league games at the Liberty Stadium, but have still picked up 15 points in this run.
Palace have won none of their last seven away games in the Championship.

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Bristol City v Middlesbrough
Three of the last four meetings between these sides have finished with a scoreline of 2-1 (Bristol City victorious twice and Boro on one occasion.)
Boro have won just once at Ashton Gate in the league since 1976; a run that stretches nine games.
The Robins are undefeated in their last eight league matches at Ashton Gate, keeping a clean sheet in five of these matches.
Middlesbrough have lost 0-1 five times in the Championship this season, more than any other side (joint with Sheffield United).

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Burnley v Queens Park Rangers
Burnley are unbeaten in their last six clashes with the R’s in all competitions, winning four and drawing two.
The Clarets have won seven of the last eight meetings between the sides at Turf Moor in all competitions.
Burnley haven’t kept a single clean sheet in their last seven home league games, conceding 15 goals in the process.
The R’s have won just one of their last seven league away games; a 2-0 victory at Coventry on December 28.

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Coventry City v Sheffield Utd
There have been no draws in the last eight meetings between these sides in Coventry.
There has been a total of just one booking in the last three clashes between these sides.
Coventry have failed to win any of their last six league games, drawing two and losing four.
Micky Adams goes into this match with one of his former clubs knowing his Blades side have lost their last four away matches.
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Doncaster Rovers v Reading
The Royals have won all five of their trips to Doncaster since losing 5-7 in South Yorkshire in 1982.
There were 10 goals in the two meetings between the sides in 2010, yet no single player scored more than once.
Rovers have won four and drawn one of their last five league games at the Keepmoat Stadium.
Reading have only lost one of their last 10 league games, although six of the remaining nine ended in draws.

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Hull City v Barnsley
Barnsley have won eight of their last 11 trips to Hull City.
Four of the last five clashes between these two sides at Hull have each seen three goals scored, while there were five scored in the other.
No side has taken more points from their last 10 league games than the Tigers (19 - the joint-most with Norwich).
The Tykes have only kept one away clean sheet all season; that came in a 0-0 draw at Scunthorpe in late September.

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Leeds United v Scunthorpe United
Leeds have won six of their last seven meetings with Scunthorpe, including their last four, and were last beaten by the Iron in 1984.
Scunthorpe have only ever won once at Elland Road, winning 4-1 in the old Division Two in December 1961.
Leeds midfielder Jonny Howson netted a hat-trick in this season's reverse fixture.
The Iron have only drawn two of their 23 league games so far this campaign. No other side has drawn fewer than four.

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Millwall v Ipswich Town
Ipswich have already defeated the Lions twice this season, including a 2-1 victory at the New Den in the League Cup.
Millwall defender Alan Dunne has been booked in his last four appearances against the Tractor Boys.
The Lions have won their last three home league games, scoring eight goals without reply.
Millwall have only conceded four goals in their last 10 league games, keeping six clean sheets in the process.
Ipswich have won just one of their last nine league matches, losing seven of them.

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Norwich City v Cardiff City
The Canaries have won six of their last seven meetings with Cardiff at Carrow Road.
There has only been one draw in the last 12 clashes between these sides.
Norwich have won five of their last seven league matches, losing just one.
The Bluebirds have lost their last four away games in the Championship.

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Nottingham Forest v Portsmouth
Pompey have won their last six meetings with Forest in all competitions including a 2-1 victory at Fratton Park in this season's reverse fixture.
There have been no draws in any of the last 14 clashes between Forest and Portsmouth.
Forest are still undefeated at home in the Championship this season.
Pompey have conceded exactly three goals in each of their last three Championship encounters.

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Preston North End v Leicester City
Leicester have scored exactly one goal in six of their last seven clashes with North End, failing to find the net in the other.
The last five clashes between these sides have all been won by the odd goal.
Preston have the worst defensive record in the Championship. North End have already conceded 45 league goals this season.
Leicester's 1-0 victory at Hull on New Year's Day ended a run of four straight away defeats in the league.

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Watford v Derby County
Derby have won four of their last five meetings with the Hornets, including a 4-1 hammering at Pride Park in this season's reverse fixture.
Derby's 1-0 victory at Vicarage Road last season is the Rams' only victory in their last nine trips to Watford.
Watford are now the Championship's leading scorers, with 47 goals so far.
Derby's 2-1 victory at Preston on New Year's Day ended a run of four straight away losses in the league for the Rams which included defeats to East Midlands rivals Leicester and Nottingham Forest.
Danny Graham is looking to equal a Watford club record of scoring in seven consecutive fixtures. This has only been done twice before, with the last being back in 1929.

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