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Stuart Dalgleish 31st Dec 2015 - 11:32

Championship Opta Facts - 1-2 January

Brighton v Wolves

Brighton are unbeaten in five against Wolves, though four have ended level (W1).

Wolves have only ever won once in their history away to Brighton in the Football League (September 2004, 1-0).

Grant Holt has scored four goals in six league starts versus Brighton.

There have been three red cards shown in the last five contests between Brighton and Wolves, with Conor Coady being sent off in the 0-0 in September.

QPR v Hull

Charlie Austin has scored in each of his last two appearances against Hull (both at the KC Stadium), but missed a penalty the last time the sides met at Loftus Road (August 2014).

Hull have gone six league games unbeaten against QPR, winning two and drawing four.

QPR failed to score at home to Hull last season in the Premier League but had scored in the 11 games at Loftus Road prior to that.

The last time the away team scored more than once in this fixture was in November 2005, when Hull held on to a 2-2 draw despite the sending off of keeper Boaz Myhill.

Birmingham v Brentford

Birmingham have won five and lost none of their last six league meetings with Brentford.

Brentford have failed to score in three of their last four league trips to St. Andrew's (W1 L3).

Stephen Gleeson was sent off in this exact fixture last season as Birmingham won 1-0, but did assist Clayton Donaldson's goal against Brentford in September.

Brentford's last clean sheet in the league against Birmingham came on Boxing Day 1990.

Bolton v Huddersfield

Bolton have scored exactly one goal in five of their last six matches versus Huddersfield, failing to score in the other (W3 L3).

Huddersfield came from behind to win the reverse fixture 4-1, with goals from Emyr Huws (2), Mustapha Carayol and Joel Lynch securing the points.

Bolton have scored in the opening three minutes in their last two games against Huddersfield but have lost both games.

The Terriers have kept just one shutout in the last 17 league games against Bolton.

Burnley v Ipswich

Burnley have won their last three home league games against Ipswich, keeping a clean sheet on each occasion.

Ipswich have stopped Burnley from scoring in just one of their last eight visits to Turf Moor (W2 D1 L5).

David McGoldrick has netted four league goals in his last four appearances against the Clarets.

Both teams have scored in just one of the last seven meetings between Burnley and Ipswich.

Cardiff v Blackburn

Joe Mason has netted four league goals in four appearances against Blackburn and three in three for Cardiff.

Jordan Rhodes has never scored against Cardiff while playing for Blackburn.

The Bluebirds are unbeaten in five against Rovers in league competition, winning two (D3).

Each of the last three league games between the two teams has ended 1-1, with Blackburn equalising each time.

Charlton v Nottm Forest

Charlton have gone five games without defeat against Nottingham Forest, winning two (D3).

Jamie Ward has netted six goals in five league appearances against Charlton, though all came while playing for Forest's rivals Derby.

Charlton have scored just seven goals in 10 league games against Forest since beating them 3-0 in January 2000.

Forest had 20 shots to Charlton's 10 in August's reverse fixture yet neither could find the net.

Fulham v Sheff Wed

Fulham have won seven and lost none of their last nine home league clashes with Sheffield Wednesday.

In fact, the Owls have won just once in their last 14 visits to Fulham in league competition, failing to keep a clean sheet (D2 L11).

Ross McCormack has scored twice and assisted two goals in his last three home games against the Owls (includes games at Leeds).

Ross Wallace assisted all three of Sheffield Wednesday's goals in their 3-2 win over Fulham in September. Going into the festive period, he was the only Championship player to record three assists in a game.

Leeds v MK Dons

Leeds have won their last four league matches against MK Dons, keeping two clean sheets in the process.

MK Dons' only previous league victory over Leeds came in their first meeting in December 2008 (3-1).

Leeds have scored in all five games against MK Dons previously, in all competitions.

MK Dons had 26 shots to Leeds' 14 in the reverse fixture, yet lost 2-1.

Middlesbrough v Derby

Middlesbrough are unbeaten in their last nine home games against Derby, winning eight (D1).

Derby have failed to keep a clean sheet in each of their last 30 matches against Middlesbrough (55 goals conceded).

Boro have conceded just four times in their last nine home matches against Derby, keeping six clean sheets.

The Rams have failed to score in three of their last four against Boro.

Preston v Rotherham

Preston are unbeaten in five against the Millers, winning two and drawing three (excluding playoffs).

At Deepdale, Rotherham have won just once in their last seven visits, losing four (D2).

Joe Garner has scored in both of his previous games at Deepdale against the Millers.

Rotherham failed to have a shot on target in August's 0-0 draw with Preston.

Reading v Bristol City

Reading have won four consecutive matches against Bristol City, including a 2-0 win back in September, with goals from Nick Blackman and Garath McCleary securing the points.

The Robins have lost their last three games against Reading at the Madejski Stadium.

Reading scored from two of their three shots on target against Bristol City in September.

Bristol City have kept just one clean sheet in their last 16 trips to Reading.

 

 
 
 

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