Championship Opta Facts – 1-2 September 2012
Millwall v Middlesbrough
The Lions have won just one of their last six clashes with Boro at the Den, with the last win coming in 1992.
Only one of the last five meetings between these sides in all competitions has ended in a draw.
Millwall have enjoyed just one win in their last four games: prior to those games the Lions had won five in a row.
Middlesbrough have won four and drawn one of their last seven league games.
At the Den, the Lions have won just two of their last 13 games, losing eight and drawing three.
Middlesbrough have struggled on the road, picking up just one win in their eight league road trips (losing four and drawing three).
Barnsley v Bristol City
At least one side has scored two or more goals in all of the last seven meetings of these clubs.
The away side has won just two of the last fourteen clashes between these sides. Both times it has been Bristol City.
The Tykes have shipped a total of eight goals in their last two games.
Martyn Woolford has bagged three in his last two games for the Robins, but never scored against Bristol City in four games.
Barnsley have enjoyed just two wins in their last eight fixtures at Oakwell.
City have won just one of their last 11 games on the road, losing six and drawing four.
Birmingham City v Peterborough United
Both meetings between these sides last term ended 1-1, with Marlon King finding the net for Birmingham on both occasions.
The Blues have never lost to the Posh in their five clashes at St. Andrews.
Peterborough have not won in their last 12 league matches away from home.
City have won just one of their last 10 league (and league play-off) games, losing three and drawing six.
The Posh are without a clean sheet in nine league games.
The Blues are unbeaten in their last seven league games at St. Andrews, winning three and drawing four, with the draws and wins coming alternately (City need to win to keep the pattern going).
Burnley v Brighton & Hove Albion
Burnley won both of their clashes with Brighton last season by a score of 1-0.
The last six clashes between the two teams have produce a total of just seven goals, with no side managing to bag more than one goal in these fixtures.
Brighton have not beaten Burnley in their last seven meetings, with their last win coming in 2002.
Charlie Austin has netted eight in his last 11 league games for the Clarets.
Away from the Amex, the Seagulls are without a win in ten games, losing six and drawing four.
Burnley have lost just one of their last eight games at Turf Moor, winning two and drawing five.
Crystal Palace v Sheffield Wednesday
Four of the last five league clashes between these clubs have ended as a draw.
Palace have lost just once in their last 15 encounters with the Owls at Selhurst Park.
The Eagles have not one in their last six matches at home.
Wednesday have not lost in their last seven matches away from home, and have won four of those.
The South Londoners have the worst defensive record in the Championship so far this season, conceding nine.
The Owls' last two league games have ended in 3-2 wins while they have netted two or more goals in each of their last six league matches.
Derby County v Watford
The Rams have kept a clean sheet in three of their last six clashes with the Hornets.
Watford have lost three of their last four matches at Pride Park, but won the most recent encounter in 2012.
Derby have enjoyed just one win in their last eight games in all competitions.
The Hornets have lost just two of their last nine games in all competitions, winning three and drawing four.
Jake Buxton has netted three goals in his two games this season for the Rams (in all competitions).
Watford are unbeaten in eight games on the road, netting two or more goals in six of those fixtures.
Hull City v Bolton Wanderers
Bolton have lost just two of their last twelve league clashes with Hull.
The Tigers have lost three of their last four encounters with Wanderers at the KC Stadium, but won the most recent encounter in 2009.
Hull have not scored more than two goals against Bolton in their last 28 meetings, stretching back to September 1969.
The Tigers have netted a total of just one goal in their three league games so far this season.
Bolton winger Chris Eagles has netted two in two starts this season.
The Trotters have picked up eight yellow cards so far, more than any other side.
Ipswich Town v Huddersfield Town
The home side has not lost in the last seven clashes between these sides.
The Tractor Boys have kept just one clean sheet in their last 11 encounters with the Terriers, although the last time they met was in 2000.
Ipswich have registered victories in just two of their last nine games, losing three and drawing four.
Jordan Rhodes has netted four in his last five games for the Terriers (in all competitions).
Away from the Galpharm, Huddersfield have registered just one victory on their last six road-trips.
At Portman Road, the Tractor Boys have won just one of their last six games, losing two and drawing three.
Leeds United v Blackburn Rovers
Leeds have not kept a clean sheet in their last seven clashes with Rovers in all competitions.
United have lost just one of their last 22 home ties against Blackburn in all competitions.
Luciano Becchio has bagged three league goals in three games this season for United.
Steve Kean's men have won two consecutive games for the first time since last March.
Leeds are strongest side in the air so far this season, netting a division-high three headed goals.
New-signing Colin Kazim-Richards has bagged two goals in his first two games for Rovers.
Nottingham Forest v Charlton Athletic
Nottingham Forest are unbeaten in their last four matches with Charlton, winning two and drawing two in all competitions.
The Addicks have failed to find the back of the net in their last three clashes with Forest.
Current Charlton boss Chris Powell played the last time the Addicks beat Forest away, in October 1998.
Sean O'Driscoll's side have won three, drawn three and lost three of their last nine games in all competitions.
At home, Forest have lost just one of their last six league fixtures, winning three and drawing two.
Chris Powell's charges are now unbeaten in 10 league games, winning seven and drawing three.
Leicester City v Blackpool
Leicester are unbeaten in their last four clashes with Blackpool, winning two and drawing two.
On home soil, the Foxes have lost just one of their last seven meetings with the Tangerines, winning four and drawing two.
At the Walkers' Stadium, Leicester have suffered just one defeat in their last 10 league games, winning six and drawing three.
Blackpool are the first team in the division to hit double figures, with 10 goals scored so far.
Andy King has netted two in three games this season for the Foxes after going the last 11 fixtures of last season without finding the back of the net.
Thomas Ince leads the goal-charts in the Championship, with four goals in three games so far for Blackpool.
Cardiff City v Wolverhampton Wanderers
Cardiff have won just one of their last five meetings with Wolves (in all competitions), losing thee and drawing one.
Sylvan Ebanks-Blake has scored in each of Wolves' last three clashes with the Bluebirds.
The Bluebirds have lost just one of their last 13 league games (not including play-offs), although did loss did come last time out - 2-4 away at Bristol City.
Cardiff have kept a joint league-high two clean sheets from their opening three games.
Wolves have already picked up four points in three games this season, as many as they accrued in their last 14 fixtures in 2011/12.
Cardiff are unbeaten in their last seven home games (not including play-offs), winning two and drawing five.