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Callum Jones 4th Feb 2016 - 19:15

Championship Opta Facts 05-06 Feb

Brighton & Hove Albion v Brentford

  • Brighton have won three of their last five league games at home to Brentford (D1 L1), keeping a clean sheet in each victory.
  • Brentford are unbeaten in three league meetings with the Seagulls (W2 D1) and haven't managed four without defeat since 1954 (five games).
  • After going seven league games without a win, Chris Hughton's side are now looking for their third consecutive league victory.
  • Brentford's last six goals away from home have all been scored by different players.
  • Despite failing to score in any of their previous five, Brighton have scored three goals across their last two.
  • The Bees have scored more goals away from home than any other team in the Championship this season (23).

Birmingham City v Sheffield Wednesday

  • Birmingham's 2-0 defeat to Wednesday at St. Andrew's last season was their only home defeat to the Owls in the previous seven encounters in all competitions (W5 D1).
  • Sheffield Wednesday have only lost one of their last eight league meetings with Birmingham (W4 D3) and haven't conceded in any of the last three.
  • After winning just three of 10 league games through November and December, the Midlands outfit went unbeaten through January (W3 D2).
  • Gary Hooper has scored five of Sheffield Wednesday's last six Championship goals, though just one of those has come away from home.
  • Birmingham have kept three consecutive clean sheets in the Championship - their longest streak of shut-outs this season.
  • Sheffield Wednesday have won just one of their last seven Championship away games (D3 L3).

Bolton Wanderers v Rotherham United

  • Bolton have lost only one of their last nine home league games against the Millers (W4 D4) and won this meeting 3-2 last season.
  • Rotherham have scored eight goals in their previous two meetings with the Trotters, winning 4-2 in January 2015 and 4-0 in December 2015.
  • All of Rotherham's last 10 goals against Bolton have been scored by different players in three meetings between September 2014 and December 2015.
  • 17 of Bolton's 21 points this season have been won at the Macron Stadium.
  • Only Bolton (11) have lost more league games on the road than Rotherham this season (10).
  • Of the last seven league goals scored by the Wanderers, each has been scored by different players.

Burnley v Hull City

  • There hasn't been a draw between these sides in the last 15 league encounters, with Burnley winning 10 and Hull winning five.
  • Hull have scored just two goals in their last eight visits to Turf Moor - Michael Turner in November 2007 and Stephen Quinn in March 2013.
  • Burnley have scored 13 goals in their last four Championship games, at an average of 3.3 per game.
  • Abel Hernandez has scored six goals in his last four league games for Hull.
  • Only Brighton (4) have lost fewer games than Burnley (5) in the current season.
  • Hull have won all of their previous four Championship games, while a fifth would equal their longest winning streak of the season.

Cardiff City v MK Dons

  • In four previous meetings each side has shared two victories, with both of Cardiff's wins coming in the League Cup in 2004/05 and 2008/09.
  • MK Dons have already beaten Cardiff twice this season, once in the league and once in the League Cup and both by a 2-1 scoreline.
  • Cardiff are unbeaten in 10 home league games (W6 D4) - only Sheffield Wednesday are on a current longer run (12).
  • Only Bolton (4) have picked up fewer points away from home than MK Dons this season (7).
  • After scoring just once in his previous 26 league appearances for Cardiff, Peter Whittingham scored a brace against Huddersfield last time out.
  • Three of Josh Murphy's four goals this season have come in MK Dons' last seven Championship games.

Charlton Athletic v Bristol City

  • Charlton have only lost one of their last 14 home games against the Robins in all competitions (W9 D4).
  • Bristol City have kept just one clean sheet in their last 10 league meetings with the Addicks, coming in a 2-0 win at The Valley in October 2008.
  • The Addicks have conceded the most goals inside the last 15 minutes of games this season (14).
  • No team in the Championship has scored fewer goals than Bristol City over the last six games (2).
  • Charlton's four goals in their last game against Rotherham was the first time they had scored more than three goals in a league game since May 2013.
  • 17% of Bristol City's goals this season have come from free-kick situations, the highest percentage in the Championship (4/24).

Fulham v Derby County

  • Fulham are unbeaten in five home league meetings with the Rams (W2 D3), last losing 1-0 in April 1969.
  • Although they haven't won at Craven Cottage in a league game since 1969, Derby won 5-2 there last season in a League Cup tie.
  • Fulham have conceded in all of their previous 17 games - the longest streak for goals conceded in the Championship this season.
  • Derby County are still looking for their first Championship win of 2016 (D2 L3).
  • The Cottagers have won just one of their last 14 Championship games (D5 L8).
  • Derby have conceded 12 of their 25 goals this season in their last six games.

Leeds United v Nottingham Forest

  • Leeds are winless in six games against Forest since a 2-1 win in September 2012 (D3 L3).
  • Forest have kept two consecutive clean sheets at Elland Road, this after not keeping one there in 30 games.
  • No team has scored fewer league goals at home than Leeds this season (12).
  • Jamie Ward has scored two goals in his last three games for Forest, after failing to score in his first 21 for the club.
  • After a run of 24 games without a goal in all competitions, Souleymane Doukara has scored in four of his last six appearances for Leeds.
  • Forest have kept three consecutive clean sheets in the Championship - their longest streak of shut-outs this season.

Middlesbrough v Blackburn Rovers

  • There have been just four goals scored in the last four meetings between the sides at the Riverside Stadium, with Boro unbeaten in all four (W1 D3).
  • Rovers were the last team to score more than twice in this fixture a full 13 games ago, winning 3-2 at Ewood Park in a Premier League clash in March 2006.
  • Middlesbrough's two game losing streak is their current worst of the season. They've not lost three league games in a row since March 2013 (a run of four).
  • After overseeing wins in three of his first four league games as Blackburn manager, Paul Lambert has failed to win all of his previous seven (D3 L4).
  • After keeping nine consecutive clean sheets, the Teessiders have conceded in both of their last two games.
  • Blackburn have scored just twice in their last seven Championship games - the last of which coming from recent Middlesbrough signing Jordan Rhodes.

Preston North End v Huddersfield Town

  • Preston haven't lost at home to Huddersfield since November 1969 and are unbeaten in 13 games in all competitions (W7 D6).
  • The Terriers have either scored three times or not at all in the last five league meetings with the Lilywhites, winning 3-1 twice but failing to score on three occasions (D2 L1).
  • The Lancashire side have scored in their last seven Championship home games.
  • Huddersfield have scored the most goals in the last 15 minutes of Championship games this season (13).
  • Preston are the only Championship side yet to concede a goal in the first 15 minutes of games this season.
  • Harry Bunn has scored in consecutive league games for the first time in his career.

QPR v Ipswich Town

  • QPR have won four of the last five meetings with Ipswich, though they lost the most recent one 2-1 in December 2015.
  • Ipswich's last victory at Loftus Road came in February 2010, with Daryl Murphy netting the decider in a 2-1 win.
  • Before failing to score against Nottingham Forest last time out, QPR had scored in all eight of their previous Championship games (their season-long streak).
  • Ipswich have picked up more points than any other team over the past six Championship away games (13).
  • No Championship side has had more draws at home this season than QPR (8).
  • Despite their positive league form, the Tractor Boys have the worst passing accuracy in the Championship (62.5).

Reading v Wolverhampton Wanderers

  • Reading have won only one of their last seven home games against Wolves (including play-offs), drawing three and losing three.
  • Wolves haven't kept a clean sheet in any of their last four away league games at Reading (W2 D1 L1), last succeeding in a 1-0 win in March 2003.
  • Reading have scored more goals in the opening 15 minutes of games this season than any other Championship side (11).
  • Wolves' new signing Joe Mason scored with his only shot on target on his debut against Bolton last time out.
  • The Royals have won just two of their last 12 Championship fixtures (D2 L8).
  • Kenny Jackett's team have scored in all of their previous 11 league games - the joint-longest streak in the Championship this season.




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