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Nic Ladds 15th Mar 2012 - 19:13

Championship Opta Facts - March 17th -18th

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Championship Opta Facts - Mar 17-18

Barnsley v Reading
Barnsley have enjoyed just one win in their last five meetings with Reading, although that victory did come in their last clash, 2-1 at the Madejski in August.
At Oakwell, the Tykes have lost each of their last three meetings with the Royals, netting just one goal in total in those defeats.
Barnsley have scored in 17 successive league games at Oakwell since drawing a blank in their opening home game of 2011/12 against Southampton.
Reading, meanwhile, have scored in seven successive away league games.
The Royals have lost just two points from winning positions this season, winning 20 of the 21 games they've been in front in.
The Tykes have gained just one point in games in which they've conceded first this season, losing 15 of the 16 (1D).

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Birmingham v Middlesbrough
The Blues have enjoyed just one win in their last five clashes with Middlesbrough, losing the other four.
The last two meetings between the two sides at St. Andrew's have ended in a 3-0 scoreline (one win each).
No side has lost more points having scored first in the Championship this season than Birmingham (20 - joint with Cardiff).
Middlesbrough have scored a joint-league-high nine goals from corners this season.
Birmingham are without a win in four league games, taking just two points from the 12 on offer.

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Blackpool v Brighton
Brighton have enjoyed just one win in their last six clashes with Blackpool, drawing three and losing two.
However, the Tangerines have won just one of their last four home games against the Seagulls.
Thomas Ince has scored four goals in his last four games for the Seasiders.
Brighton are unbeaten in 12 league games, the longest current run of its kind in the Championship.
The Tangerines have scored in 12 successive league games, the longest run of its kind in the second-flight.
On the other hand, Blackpool have gone 11 league games without keeping a clean sheet.

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Crystal Palace v Hull
Five of the last seven meetings between the two sides have ended in draws (four 1-1s and one 0-0).
The Eagles are unbeaten at home to Hull in the last eight clashes, winning four and drawing four.
Hull are unbeaten in 10 league games for the first time since 2003/04.
The Tigers have scored just 11% of their goals from set pieces this season, a league-low proportion.
Hull have also conceded just 21% of their goals from set pieces, a joint-league-low.
72% of the goals Palace have conceded this season have been in the second-half, a league-high proportion.

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Doncaster v Derby
The last four meetings between the two sides have produced a total of 15 goals.
Steve Davies has scored in both of the Rams' last two games against Doncaster.
Rovers have drawn their last three home league games.
Derby have conceded more goals from corners (nine) than any other team in the Championship this season.
Steve Davies has scored three goals in his last four games for the Rams.
Doncaster have conceded exactly one goal in each of their last five league games.

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Ipswich v Peterborough
Peterborough are unbeaten against Ipswich in the last five meetings in all competitions, winning the last clash 7-1 at home back in August.
The teams have only met twice before at Portman Road - a 0-0 league draw in December 2009 and a 3-2 away win for Posh in the FA Cup in January 1960.
Peterborough have shipped more goals from free kick situations than any other team this season (nine).
The Tractor Boys have won their last three home league games, scoring 11 and conceding just one.
Michael Chopra has scored in his last three at Portman Road.

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Leeds v West Ham
Leeds are unbeaten against West Ham in their last eight meetings, winning five and drawing three.
The Hammers have bagged just two goals in total on their last six visits to Elland Road.
Leeds have gained a joint-high 13 points from losing positions at home this season.
The Hammers have taken more points on the road than any other team in the division this season (33).
Leeds United have only scored two goals in their last four league games combined.

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Millwall v Southampton
The sides have already met on three occasions this season, with Southampton winning 1-0 at home in the league, one FA cup game drawn with Millwall winning the replay 3-2.
Three of the last five meetings between the two sides have ended in a 1-1 scoreline.
The Lions are without a win in six at the New Den, scoring just twice in this run.
Andy Keogh has scored four goals in his last six league appearances for the Lions.
Rickie Lambert has scored five goals in his last four games for the Saints.

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Portsmouth v Bristol City
Portsmouth have won just one of their last 11 league encounters with Bristol City.
At Fratton Park, Pompey have failed to find the back of the net in four of their last five clashes with The Robins (in all competitions).
The Robins have lost their last five away league games and have failed to score in 461 minutes of football on the road.
Pompey are winless in eight league games, the longest run of its kind in the second-tier.
40% of the goals Portsmouth have conceded this season have been from set pieces - a league-high.
Jon Stead has scored three goals in his last four appearances for the Robins.

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Watford v Coventry
Watford have won just one of their last five meetings with Coventry.
At Vicarage Road, the Hornets have scored two or more goals in each of their last six clashes with the Sky Blues.
Coventry have lost their last 10 away league games and are just one short of equalling their all-time record of successive away defeats set in 1926 (11).
The Sky Blues are the only team in the Championship yet to win on the road this term.
The Hornets haven't had a clean sheet in any of their last nine at Vicarage Road.

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Cardiff v Burnley
The last three league meetings between the two sides have ended in 1- 1 draws.
Burnley are without a win on their last eight visits to Cardiff (in all competitions), losing seven and drawing one.
Cardiff are without a clean sheet in 10 league games, their worst run without a shutout all season.
The Bluebirds have lost a joint-high 23 points from winning positions this term.
Burnley have scored a joint-league high nine goals from corners this season.
In the last seven games that Burnley have scored in, their opening goal has been netted by Jay Rodriguez (eight goals in total in this run).

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