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Eden Jon 11th Apr 2013 - 14:27

Championship, League One and Two Opta - Apr 12-13

 

Championship Opta Facts - April 12-13

Leicester v Birmingham

  • There have been two red cards issued in the last three meetings between the two sides, one for Leicester and one for Birmingham.
  • The Foxes have conceded 58% of their goals in the first half this season; a league-high proportion.
  • No side have conceded fewer goals in the second half of games than Leicester (16).
  • Wes Thomas has scored three goals in his last four games for the Blues. Indeed, Thomas has scored for three different clubs this season; Portsmouth, Blackpool and Birmingham.

Leeds v Sheff Wed

  • Leeds have won six of their last nine games against Sheffield Wednesday (D1 L2), keeping five clean sheets in the process.
  • The Whites have conceded 74% of their goals in the second half this season; a league-high proportion.
  • No defender has scored more goals than Wednesday's Miguel Llera this season in the Championship (6).
  • Sheffield Wednesday have picked up 84 yellow cards this season; the most in the division.

Barnsley v Charlton

  • Barnsley have gone six games unbeaten against Charlton, winning three and drawing three.
  • Charlton have failed to score against Barnsley in three of their last four games.
  • No side have scored fewer goals in the final fifteen minutes of matches than Charlton this season (8).
  • The Addicks have are unbeaten in their last four away games, winning two (D2), keeping two clean sheets in the process.
  • The Tykes have won six of their last seven games at Oakwell (L1); a run that includes winning their last three.

Blackburn v Derby

  • Blackburn are unbeaten against Derby this season (all comps), winning 3-0 in the FA Cup and drawing 1-1 at Pride Park.
  • Jordan Rhodes has scored two goals in two games against Derby this season.
  • Rhodes has netted two in his last three games for Blackburn after netting just one in 12 games before that (club and country; all competitions).
  • Both Blackburn and Derby have scored eight goals from outside the box this season; only four teams have scored fewer (Leeds, Burnley, Ipswich and Huddersfield).

Blackpool v Burnley

  • Blackpool have lost four of their last five against Burnley, winning the other game 4-0 at Bloomfield road last season.
  • The Clarets have dropped a staggering 30 points from winning positions this season; a league-high.
  • The Tangerines have scored 21 goals in the final fifteen minutes of games this season; more than any other side in the division.
  • Only Cardiff (20) have scored more headed goals than Burnley this season (19).


Bristol City v Bolton

  • In the reverse fixture this season, Bolton came from two behind to win 3-2 courtesy of goals from Chris Eagles, Jay Spearing and Martin Petrov.
  • No side have scored more goals in the opening fifteen minutes of games than Bolton (12).
  • Bolton have conceded nine goals from the penalty spot this season; a joint-league-high with Watford.
  • Bristol City (5) have kept fewer clean sheets in the Championship this season than any other team.

Cardiff v Nottm Forest

  • Cardiff have lost once in their last six home games against Forest (W3 D2).
  • The last 12 games between the two have produced a total of just 19 goals, averaging at 1.6 goals per game.
  • Forest have accumulated 24 points from losing positions this season; a joint-league-high alongside Blackpool.
  • Lewis McGugan has netted exactly one goal in each of his last six games for Forest.

Ipswich v Hull

  • Ipswich have gone five games without a win against Hull, losing three and drawing twice.
  • The last five league games have produced 11 goals, averaging at 2.2 goals per game.
  • The Tractor Boys have clawed back seven points from losing positions this season; a joint-league-low alongside Millwall.
  • The Tigers have dropped just eight points from winning positions this season; a league-high.

Middlesbrough v Brighton

  • Middlesbrough are currently enjoying a seven match unbeaten run against Brighton, winning five and drawing two.
  • Marvin Emnes has scored two goals in his last two games against Brighton.
  • Boro are without a win in six league games, losing five (D1); their worst such run of the season.
  • Only Blackburn (4) have picked up fewer points than Middlesbrough over the last 10 Championship games (5).

Peterborough v Watford

  • Peterborough are without a win in three games against Watford (D1 L2), having won their previous three against the Hornets.
  • The Posh have conceded 22 goals in the final fifteen minutes of games this season; a league-high.
  • No team have won more Championship games in 2013 than Watford (9).
  • Only Nottm Forest and Bolton (22) have picked up more points over the last 10 games than Watford (18).

Wolves v Huddersfield

  • Wolves are without a win against Huddersfield in nine games, losing seven and drawing twice. Wolves also lost the reverse fixture this season 2-1 in October.
  • Only Ipswich (40) have scored fewer goals than Huddersfield this season (42).
  • The Terriers are yet to win after going behind away from home this season (D3 L11).
  • Wolves have dropped 19 points from winning positions at Molineux this season; a high in the Championship at home.

 

League One Opta Facts - April 13th

Brentford v Portsmouth

  • The Bees won the reverse fixture this season 1-0 thanks to a goal from Clayton Donaldson.
  • Brentford have won four of their last six league games, losing only once during this run.
  • Uwe Rosler's side have won more points at home than any other League One side this season (45), losing a league-low two home matches.
  • Portsmouth have lost just one of their last nine league games (W4 D4 L1).
  • Only Bournemouth (18) have won more points in their last eight League One games than Portsmouth (15).

Bury v Oldham

  • Bury are unbeaten at home to Oldham in 11 games (W5 D6); a run stretching back to 1931.
  • The Shakers have conceded 41 goals in the second half of matches this season; a league-high.
  • The Latics have conceded 17 goals in the final fifteen minutes of matches this season; a joint league-high alongside Coventry, Carlisle and Hartlepool.
  • Only Brentford's Clayton Donaldson (103) has attempted more shots than Oldham's Jose Baxter this season (95).

Carlisle v Preston

  • The last four games (all comps) have ended in a draw, with both fixtures this season ending 1-1.
  • Only Bristol City (74) have conceded more goals in the top four tiers of English Football than Carlisle (71).
  • However, the Cumbrians have improved of late, keeping two clean sheets in their last three games and are unbeaten in five (W2 D3).
  • The Lilywhites have recorded one win in their last seven away games (D2 L4); a run of form that has seen them fail to score in their last two on the road.
  • No side have drawn more League One games 0-0 this season than Preston (6).

Crawley v Coventry

  • The two clubs have met once in their history with Coventry winning 3-1 earlier this season, courtesy of a brace from David McGoldrick.
  • The Sky Blues have scored 12 goals in the opening fifteen minutes of games this season; a joint-league-high with MK Dons.
  • Coventry have conceded 31% of their goals in the final fifteen minutes of games (17 of 54); a league-high-percentage.
  • Crawley are enjoying a decent run of late, losing just once in their last 10 games (D6 W3).

Crewe v Doncaster

  • Crewe have had two players sent off in their last three games (in all competitions) against Doncaster (Matt Tootle and Gary Roberts).
  • No side have won more points in League One in their last 10 games than Doncaster Rovers (19).
  • Doncaster have won the most points away from home in League One this season (43), but have won just three of their last seven on the road (L3 D1).
  • Mathias Pogba has scored four goals in his last five home league appearances for Crewe.

Leyton Orient v MK Dons

  • Leyton Orient are yet to taste victory against the MK Dons at Brisbane Road (D1 L3).
  • The O's have won just twice in nine games against MK Dons in the league, with both victories coming away from home.
  • The MK Dons have kept four clean sheets in a row; equalling their best such run of the season.
  • Orient have won their last four at home scoring 10 and keeping two clean sheets.

Notts County v Colchester

  • There have been 35 goals scored in the last 10 meetings between the sides, averaging at 3.5 goals per game.
  • Alan Judge has scored in his last two appearances against Colchester, with the Magpies winning both times.
  • Colchester have scored four goals in the final fifteen minutes of games this season; a league-low.
  • Colchester's total of five headed goals is the lowest in League One this season.

Scunthorpe v Walsall

  • Scunthorpe have recorded one victory in their last nine games against Walsall (D3 L5).
  • Only Doncaster and Brentford (19) have picked up more points over the last 10 League One games than Walsall (18).
  • No team have accumulated fewer points over their last 10 League One games than Scunthorpe (6).
  • The Saddlers have scored 10 penalties this season; a league-high.
  • Walsall's Will Grigg has scored 12 goals in 15 League One appearances in 2013 so far.

Sheffield United v Swindon

  • The last four meetings have ended in draws, three of which finished 2-2.
  • Since the turn of the year, the Blades have recorded one victory at Bramall Lane (D3 L3).
  • Swindon have conceded six goals in the final fifteen minutes of matches; a joint league-low alongside Tranmere Rovers.
  • The Blades have conceded 67% of their goals in the second half of games this season; the highest proportion in the league.
  • Sheffield United manager Danny Wilson left the club on Wednesday, despite the Blades losing fewer games than any other side in League One this season (7).

Shrewsbury v Bournemouth

  • Shrewsbury are unbeaten in their last four home games against Bournemouth, winning their last two (D2). Indeed, Shrewsbury's last three defeats at the hands of Bournemouth have all come away from home.
  • Bournemouth striker Brett Pitman has scored in six successive appearances for the club, his most consistent run of scoring in his career.
  • Only Paddy Madden (15) has netted more League One goals in 2013 so far than Pitman (13).
  • Bournemouth midfielder Harry Arter has received 11 cards this season (Y11 R1); a joint-league-high with Stevenage's James Dunne (Y11).

Stevenage v Yeovil

  • The clubs have met three times in the Football League, with Stevenage winning twice (D1) and scoring nine goals in the process.
  • Paddy Madden has scored 15 goals in 17 league appearances in 2013 for Yeovil Town.
  • The Glovers have netted 18 times in the final fifteen minutes of games this season; a league-high.
  • Luke Freeman has scored two goals in his last two appearances against Yeovil.

Tranmere v Hartlepool

  • Tranmere have only lost one of their last 12 home games against Hartlepool (W6 D5).
  • Hartlepool are without an away win in four games (L4) and have failed to score in any of those matches.
  • Tranmere are on a three-match losing streak; losing 1-0 in each of those matches.
  • Only Scunthorpe (14) have conceded more headed goals than Hartlepool this season (13).

 

League Two Opta Facts - April 12th-13th

Accrington v Morecambe

  • Accrington have never lost to Morecambe in the football league, winning seven games and drawing four.
  • Morecambe's win against Rotherham last weekend brought to an end a run of six games without a win for the Shrimps in League Two, which had been their longest winless streak this season.
  • The Shrimps have conceded a league-high proportion of goals in the second half this season (72%).
  • Accrington have scored one headed goal this season; a joint-league-low alongside Bristol Rovers.

AFC Wimbledon v Exeter

  • The two sides have met just twice in their history (all comps) with Exeter winning on both occasions 2-0 and 2-1.
  • Wimbledon have lost their last three in the league; equalling their worst losing streak of the season. They have failed to score in that run, losing 1-0 in each game.
  • The Grecians have lost their last four; their worst such run of the campaign.
  • Wimbledon have conceded 38 goals in the first half of games this season; the most in the division.

Burton v Plymouth

  • The clubs have met just three times in the league with Burton winning twice and Plymouth winning the other. Each fixture has ended 2-1 to the victor.
  • Calvin Zola has netted twice in three appearances for Burton against Plymouth.
  • Burton are yet to lose after going ahead at home this season (W15 D2).
  • Only Northampton (50) have picked up more points at home this League Two campaign than Burton (48).

Cheltenham v Gillingham

  • Cheltenham are without a win in six against Gillingham (D3 L3). Indeed, during that run Cheltenham have failed to score in their last three.
  • Promoted Gillingham have kept a division-high 18 clean sheets this season.
  • Cheltenham have lost 26 points from winning positions this season; a league-high.
  • Danny Kedwell has netted a league-high five penalties this season.

Chesterfield v Bradford

  • Chesterfield have enjoyed just one victory over Bradford City in nine games (D4 L4).
  • Bradford striker Nehki Wells has scored three goals in his last two games.
  • The Spireites are the only side in the division yet to score a penalty this campaign.
  • The Bantams have accumulated 35 yellow cards this season, a league-low.

Dag & Red v Oxford United

  • The two clubs have met three times in the football league with Oxford winning twice and Dagenham and Redbridge winning once.
  • The Daggers are without a win at the Victoria Ground in five games (D2 L3); their worst such run of the season.
  • Daggers' defender Abu Ogogo has scored three own goals this season; a league-high.
  • Oxford are without a win in five, losing four and drawing one.


Northampton v York

  • Northampton have gone eight games unbeaten at home against York, winning four (D4). Indeed, the Cobblers have lost just twice against York at home in their history (W11 D7).
  • The Cobblers have lost eight points from winning positions this season; a joint-league-low alongside Port Vale.
  • No side have picked up fewer points from losing positions than York City this season (4).
  • No side have scored more goals in the final fifteen minutes of games than Northampton (19).

Rochdale v Port Vale

  • At home, Rochdale have picked up one win in their last six against Port Vale (D3 L2).
  • Rochdale are unbeaten in five matches (D2 W3), and have won their last three League One games in a row.
  • Port Vale are also unbeaten in five successive League Two matches (W3 D2).
  • Vale striker Tom Pope is the first player in the top four tiers of English football to have netted 30 league goals this season. Pope has netted five goals in his last four appearances for the club.

Rotherham v Fleetwood

  • The two clubs met for the first time earlier this season with the match ending 1-1, thanks to first half strikes from Jon Parkin and Kari Arnason.
  • No goalkeeper has saved more penalties this season than Fleetwood' Scott Davies (3).
  • Fleetwood have picked up 81 yellow cards this season; a league-high.
  • Fleetwood and Rotherham have both seen seven of their players sent off this season; a joint-league-high.

Southend v Bristol Rovers

  • There have been 18 goals scored in the last five meetings between the two sides, averaging at 3.6 goals per game.
  • Southend have collected three points from their last six league games (D3 L3).
  • Since the start of March, Bristol Rovers have won six of their nine league games (W6 D1 L2).
  • The Pirates have also shown defensive strength in their last nine games, keeping five clean sheets.

Torquay v Barnet

  • Torquay have won three of their last four games against Barnet (L1), keeping three clean sheets in the process.
  • The Gulls have shipped 19 goals in the final fifteen minutes of matches this season; a joint-league-high with fellow coastal side Morecambe.
  • Only York (8) have accumulated fewer points over the last 10 League Two games than Torquay (9).
  • No side have conceded more goals from the penalty spot than Barnet this season (11).

Wycombe v Aldershot

  • Wycombe and Aldershot have drawn their last three games, with two of those ending goalless.
  • No side have picked up fewer points from losing positions than Aldershot this season (4).
  • The Shots are without a win on the road in eight games, though they have drawn seven of them (1L).
  • The Chairboys have netted just twice in their last five league games combined, drawing three blanks in this run.

 

 

 
 
 

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