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Nic Ladds 13th Oct 2010 - 13:06

Championship Opta Facts - October 16

Statistics and facts to help your football betting are available every week at William Hill courtesy of Opta Sportsdata, Europe's leading provider of sports performance statistics.

Cardiff v Bristol City

  • Bristol City were defeated 6-0 in their last meeting with Cardiff City in January.
  • The sides met four times last season in all competitions, with the Bluebirds winning three and drawing one, an FA Cup third round tie at Ashton Gate.
  • Michael Chopra scored four goals in four meetings with Bristol City last season (three league, one FA Cup).
  • Cardiff are unbeaten at home in the Championship this season; conceding only two goals in the process.
  • Bristol City have collected only one point from their last five league games.

 

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Scunthorpe v Doncaster

  • The last three matches between these two sides have seen an average of five goals per game.
  • Scunthorpe have won just once in their last eight meetings with Doncaster Rovers.
  • Neither Scunthorpe nor Doncaster have won any of their last four league games, both collecting only two points in the process.
  • Scunthorpe have netted just one goal in their last 289 minutes of league action at home.

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Barnsley v Nottingham Forest

  • Only one of the last nine games between these two has ended in an away win.
  • The Tykes have lost just one of their last nine league games at home against Forest.
  • Barnsley have not won in four league games, scoring only two goals in the process.
  • Billy Davies' side are unbeaten in nine league games, although seven of those have ended in a draw (six 1-1).
  • Barnsley have conceded a league-high six goals in the final 15 minutes of games this season.
  • Only one of the nine goals conceded by Forest in the Championship this term has come in the second half.

 

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Crystal Palace v Millwall

  • Three of the last four meetings between these two sides have ended 1-1.
  • There has been a goal in the 89th minute or later in three of the last four clashes between the two sides.
  • Palace have failed to score in five of their last seven league games.
  • Millwall have not won in six league games, collecting four points in the process.

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Derby v Preston

  • The last meeting between these two sides ended 5-3 in favour of Derby in February.
  • Four of the last six meetings between these sides in Derby have ended in a draw.
  • Derby have won their last two home games in the Championship; scoring eight goals in the process.
  • Preston have netted 11 goals in their last three league games away from Deepdale.
  • Derby County are the only side yet to score in the final 15 minutes of a match in the Championship this term.

 

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Ipswich v Coventry

  • Each of the last eight meetings between Ipswich and Coventry has seen at least three goals scored.
  • Five of the last six meetings between these two sides have ended in a home win, with the other a draw.
  • Coventry last won away at Portman Road in April 1994, losing on their last four trips and failing to win in 11 in all competitions.
  • Ipswich have won three of their last four league games at Portman Road.
  • Only one of Ipswich's 13 league goals has come in the first half so far this season.

 

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Leicester v Hull

  • Hull have won their last two meetings against Leicester with Caleb Folan scoring in both.
  • The Foxes have lost three of their last four home games against Hull City.
  • Leicester have scored more goals in their last two league games (6) than in their previous seven put together (5).
  • Hull City have kept a clean sheet in four of their last five matches in the league.

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Portsmouth v Watford

  • Portsmouth have won just twice in their last 11 games against the Hornets.
  • Just two of the last 14 games between Watford and Portsmouth have seen fewer than three goals scored.
  • Watford have won four of their last five league games.
  • Portsmouth are unbeaten in their last three league matches, scoring 11 goals in these games, as many as in the previous 15 combined.
  • No side has won more away points in the league this season than Watford (13).
  • The Hornets have scored a league-high six goals in the opening 15 minutes of matches this season.

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QPR v Norwich

  • Four of the last five games between QPR and the Canaries have ended 1-0.
  • Martin Rowlands has scored each of the Hoops' last four goals against Norwich: a run going back to the start of the 2006/07 season.
  • QPR have not conceded a goal in any of their five home games in the Championship this season.
  • Norwich have lost once in five away games in the Championship so far this term.
  • QPR have already scored six penalties in the Championship this season; no other side has scored more than two.
  • No side has won more points after falling behind than Norwich (7) this season.

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Reading v Swansea

  • Brendan Rodgers will be facing a former club for the third time in his managerial career; in the other two he has secured one win and a draw.
  • Both meetings between Reading and Swansea last season ended in a draw.
  • Swansea have won just once in their last 11 league games against Reading.
  • Reading have kept a clean sheet in their last three league games at home, winning each time.
  • The Swans have lost four of their five league games away from home this term.
  • Reading have scored a league-high six goals in the final five minutes of matches this season.

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Sheffield United v Burnley

  • This will be the two sides' first meeting with one another since Burnley beat United 1-0 in the 2009 Championship play-off final.
  • Burnley have won their last three games against the Blades.
  • Sheffield United have scored only four goals in their last nine league games; failing to find the net in five of these matches.
  • Burnley have drawn three of their last four league matches.
  • Burnley have scored nine headed goals this season; four more than any other side in the Championship.

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Middlesbrough v Leeds United

  • The away team has won the last three encounters between Leeds and Middlesbrough, scoring three goals each time.
  • There have been three red cards in the last four meetings between these two sides.
  • Middlesbrough have not won any of their last eight home games against Leeds.
  • Gordon Strachan's side have dropped only two points in their last four home games in the Championship.
  • Leeds have won only one of their last five league matches.
  • Leeds have conceded a league-high five goals in the opening 15 minutes of games so far this term.

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